John King

No baseline without test takers
4:58 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Common Core optouts reach critical number

State Education Commissioner John King, Jr., listens to a speaker during a forum on Common Core learning reforms.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

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.  

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Moratorium possible on Common Core test results
6:25 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

NY lawmakers consider delaying effects of Common Core testing

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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Panel led by Common Core supporter
5:04 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

NY bill would freeze Common Core

State Education Commissioner John King, left, explains the delayed phase-in of Common Core. Proposed legislation would go further.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

New York Republicans have submitted legislation to halt Common Core.  This is the latest attack against the new, more rigorous school testing standards and goes further than other reforms offered to date.  

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'We'll have to cut K-12 to add pre-k'
9:20 am
Mon January 27, 2014

LI schools displeased with pre-k plan

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to add pre-k despite skepticism from school administrators
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

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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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.
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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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