Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday a plan to overhaul the state’s Common Core system by adopting new, locally-designed standards along with less testing.
It’s not enough for students to go visit a farm in order for them to learn about agriculture, said Katie Bigness, a coordinator at New York Agriculture in the Classroom, a group of state and educational resources for teachers.
“Mom! Mom! I love this garden!”
That’s what six-year-old Summer Realander shouts to her mother, Kristen Realander, across the River and Roots Community Garden on a sunny Wednesday morning. (more…)
Much has been said of late concerning Common Core and its effect on the education of our children, particularly with regard to testing and evaluation. And while I agree with the criticism that the implementation of the curriculum has been unwieldy and uneven, I understand the vision and intent of the Common Core standards. (more…)
• Jeremy Warner of Riverhead, son of Hollis and Paula Warner, has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Rochester, where he is a senior majoring in electrical engineering.
• Rachel Flannery of Riverhead has earned a place on the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Buffalo.
New York State’s adopted budget for 2015-16 includes increases in school aid for all of the districts in Riverhead and Southold towns.
The budget increases school aid by 6.2 percent statewide. (more…)
No doubt you have heard the news that public education is in need of reform. Gov. Cuomo has said so. Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown has said so. Even President Obama has said so. And what do all these people have in common? Well, a few things. None of them has taught students a day in their life. All of them have received pay or political contributions from the charter school movement and/or testing companies and all of them have wholly endorsed more charter schools. (more…)