04/22/16 6:01am
04/22/2016 6:01 AM

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For the past few years, parents and educators have rallied against the state’s latest system of so-called high-stakes testing, which ties teacher evaluations to the controversial Common Core standards. Their principal strategy has been the opt-out movement, under which students refuse to take mandated assessment tests.

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04/22/16 6:00am

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In response to the large numbers of students who have opted out of state-mandated testing in previous years, New York State education officials recently compromised by agreeing to hold off until 2020 on tying test results to teacher ratings.

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04/11/16 2:00pm

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At Shoreham-Wading River High School, two students are going where no other students in the district have gone before — the Distributive Education Club of America’s national competition, which will test their abilities on business-sector skills like public speaking, finance and sales pitches.  READ