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05/09/16 7:07pm

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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office decided to launch a statewide public awareness campaign in Riverhead called “Talk2Prevent” as state officials are impressed by the teamwork between the school district, police department and community groups to combat underage drinking and substance abuse, especially during the prom and graduation season.

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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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