Common Core

New York State Renaming 'Common Core'

May 11, 2017
Mike Groll / AP

Amid continued public protest, the New York Board of Regents has dropped the name Common Core and replaced it with Next Generation Learning Standards.

Mike Groll / AP

New York State’s education commissioner said Tuesday that new state-specific learning standards will offer several improvements over the controversial Common Core standards.

Christine Armario / AP

Up to half of Long Island public school students could opt out of math exams this week, in what has become an annual protest by parents against Common Core testing.

John Minchillo / AP

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino was on Long Island on Thursday to warn parents about what he calls the dangers of a new federal proposal designed to increase Common Core test participation. Astorino says it would hurt the reputation of New York schools and property values.

Mike Groll / AP

In December U.S. Education Secretary John King proposed new regulations for Common Core testing in order to increase test participation. The Education Department cautioned that schools with test participation rates below 95 percent are at a risk of losing federal aid.  

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