Common Core

Education advocates are criticizing the New York State Board of Regents for only releasing half of the standardized test questions given to students in April and May.

Lisa Rudley, a parent and co-founder of the New York State Allies for Public Education, said the state owes parents and educators a full release of the standardized test questions.

“So if we are going to spend a great deal of curriculum time on test preparation we should know why we’re doing this and what the validity of the questions are.” Rudley said.

LI fundraiser pits protestors against Cuomo

Apr 29, 2014
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo attended a fundraiser for the Suffolk County Democratic Committee on Monday night.  He was met with hundreds of protestors demanding changes to everything from gun laws to common core.

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Albany lawmakers are voting on a blizzard of budget bills that were hammered out over the weekend. The budget includes money for a property tax rebate for homeowners and a number of education initiatives. While many are satisfied with the education funding some more satisfied than others.

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Educators on Long Island say the number of students and parents opting-out of taking standardized state tests this week is growing. The numbers are so high the tests could be deemed invalid.  

New York lawmakers say it’s likely the state budget will include a moratorium on the effects of school exams administered in connection with the controversial Common Core learning standards.

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