Riverhead superintendent Nancy Carney, left, and Shoreham-Wading River Superintendent Steven Cohen.
Amid increasingly intense scrutiny of standardized testing as a means of improving teacher and student performance, the opt-out movement — which encourages refusal to take the tests used to measure New York’s educators — appears to be gaining some traction locally. This year, in the Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River districts, and at the Riverhead Charter School, more parents than ever before are refusing to let their children sit for the upcoming state assessments. (more…)
Pulaski Street School assistant principal Stephen Hudson gives a presentation in January about how Common Core math is being implemented in fifth and sixth grades. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)
The Riverhead School District will host a public forum for parents Thursday night to discuss how Common Core standards are being achieved inside the classroom.
The meeting is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in the high school’s large instructional room. (more…)
We’ve heard a lot recently about the “new” SAT, the national standardized test created and marketed by the private, not-for-profit College Board and used by many colleges and universities as the most important part of their admissions process. It is in the news because of the fear it instills in almost every high school student in America: the underlying message is “Blow the SAT and forget about your future.” (more…)
Since the moment I was sworn in as your assemblyman, the one topic that seems to come up in just about every conversation is the implementation of Common Core. I have listened to parents, educators, students and taxpayers about the myriad Common Core issues and problems that plague our children and schools. The Common Core mandate provides for a series of new national education standards administered at the state level through a series of federal mandates and grants. Though well-intentioned, the rollout and implementation of Common Core has been acutely fl awed, raising the ire of most parents and stakeholders in the education system. (more…)
School district administrators and teachers gathered Thursday at Stony Brook University for a panel discussion about”Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School.” Book co-author and education advocate Michael Fullan joined the panel via Skype. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)
The leaders of three local school districts have partnered up to expand educational opportunities within their schools in the midst of mandates coming down from Albany as part of what’s known as the Common Core State Standards.
State Senator Ken LaValle (Credit: Robert O’Rourk, file)
The state Senate has passed legislation to create a new process for selecting Board of Regents members, which are the appointed officials tasked with crafting public education polices for schools in New York.
Panelists at Thursday night’s ‘Public Education at a Crossroads’ forum at Stony Brook University. (Credit: Michael White)
A forum entitled “Public Education at a Crossroads,” organized by three East End school superintendents, is set for tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Stony Brook University’s Wang Center.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday new Common Core implementation recommendations doesn’t include slowing down or halting teacher evaluations. (Credit: NYS Executive Chamber, courtesy file)
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday his newly formed Common Core Implementation Panel has released its preliminary recommendations on how the the state could improve rolling out new academic standards within New York public schools.