John King

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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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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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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. 


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.