Common Core

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced appointments Friday to the panel he established to re-evaluate the state's implementation of Common Core.  The panel is about evenly split between supporters and critics of the new, more rigorous teaching standards.  

On Wednesday Connecticut officials announced they are delaying the implementation of stricter performance evaluations for public school teachers. The state is also establishing a task force to study the implementation of the Common Core standards that were adopted four years ago.

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Last week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a sweeping plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten.  This would make New York only the fourth state to launch such an ambitious program.  But  schools on Long Island are skeptical if not indignant. 

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Is Governor Cuomo backing away from his support for the new Common Core curriculum in schools?  As Karen DeWitt reports, Cuomo seems to have cooled from his initial endorsement of the rapid transition to the adoption of the national education standards. 

    

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The state’s Education Commissioner, John King, answered questions form skeptical lawmakers at a hearing on growing concerns over student privacy.

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