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Check Out Real Common Core NYS Test Questions – They’re Tough!

The New York State ELA and Mathematics test scores are out and it looks like students did better than expected.  Meanwhile, a study released by the National Assessment of Educational Progress shows that New York's standards are much higher than the rest of the country.

So, how tough are the questions?  The NYS Education Department recently released about half of the a

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State Officials Release English And Math Test Results

New York State education officials have released the results of the statewide English and math tests given to students in grades 3 through 8 in the spring.

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Photo Credit: Aaron Davidson, Getty Images
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Indian Comedian Vir Das Has A Message for All Students

A comedian from India has a message for students who are struggling with exams.

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Brindisi Sponsoring Bill To Protect Students And Teachers

 

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi is sponsoring legislation to give school districts more time to prepare and implement a new teacher evaluation system.

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Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
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Do You Support the Opting Out of State Testing?

Official numbers of those taking, and opting out, of this week's standardized tests in New York are not yet available but one thing is for certain.  The number of those students who have opted out of the tests has grown.

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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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NYSUT Urging Parents and Teachers to Opt Out Via Robo Call

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The New York State United Teachers union is taking the 'Opt Out' campaign to a new level by funding a robo-call enticing parents and teachers to opt out of  New York State testing next week because of the connection to teacher evaluations

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Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
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Do You Support Common Core Testing?

Some in New York are calling for passage of the "Common Core Parental Refusal Act," legislation aimed at requiring school districts to notify parents and guardians that they may have their children "opt out" of Common Core testing in grade 3 through 8.

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Legislators Support Common Core Parental Refusal Act [AUDIO]

A bi-partisan group of state legislators, including Senator Joseph Griffo and Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, were joined by parents, students and educators in Albany today, calling for passage of the "Common Core Parental Refusal Act."

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Trinh Truing, a Proctor of Utica senior, being interviewed Thursday, March 5th, on First News with Keeler in the Morning on WIBX radio concerning her open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo on education funding and teacher evaluations.  (Photo by Kristine Bellino / WIBX)
Trinh Truing, a Proctor of Utica senior, being interviewed Thursday, March 5th, on First News with Keeler in the Morning on WIBX radio concerning her open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo on education funding and teacher evaluations. (Photo by Kristine Bellino / WIBX)
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Utica Student Calls Out Governor Cuomo- ‘Respect Public Education’ [AUDIO] [VIDEO]

A student at Thomas R. Proctor High School in Utica has written an open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo in regards to his recent budget which holds back millions of dollars in aid to New York Schools.

Trinh Truong, a senior at Proctor High, spoke with WIBX's First News with Keeler in the

Morning rece

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New York Students Improve In Math

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New test results show most New York elementary and middle school students still aren't on track to graduate ready for college, but education leaders saw progress in gains in math across all races and economic levels.

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