Education

Signals of legislative changes to Common Core
4:31 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Cuomo shifts on Common Core

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a cabinet meeting on education in the Red Room at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Albany, N.Y.
Credit AP

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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Education
6:23 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

NY teacher of year complains about student testing at hearing

At a Senate hearing on New York state’s new Common Core educational standards Wednesday, teachers, principals and Senators themselves complained that the implementation has been dysfunctional. 

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Stamford Public Schools
4:49 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

As Stamford considers 5th graders to middle school, New Canaan shows model

Yesterday we aired a story about how Stamford school administrators are currently considering the option of moving its fifth graders to the middle schools because of an oncoming space crunch. The idea has been criticized by many parents who say their children aren’t ready. But the option isn’t that radical. One nearby school district successfully made the transition nearly 20 years ago. 

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Stamford Public Schools
5:18 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Parents react to overcrowding at Stamford schools

Loïc Williams, 7, of North Stamford at home reading one of his books.
Credit Williams family

Stamford is growing. That’s not a bad thing but its 16-thousand student school district is rapidly facing serious overcrowding. In fact, many of its elementary schools will be over capacity starting next year. School administrators have offered up som e solutions but the options – and the timetable - have parents deeply concerned. 

    

  

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Officals Explain Common Core
4:33 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

NY education chief eschews public meetings for private

Education Commissioner John King following a private meeting in Shirley, New York. King says he will have future public meeting but not ones with any yelling.
Credit Charles Lane

New York Education Commissioner John King visited a Long Island elementary school Wednesday where he met privately with educators to talk about the state’s new, more rigorous education standards called Common Core.  The meeting came after King canceled several public events following  a raucous PTA meeting in Poughkeepsie last week.  

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