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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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Morning Commute In New York Hampered After Major Snowstorm
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Herkimer and Utica on Comptroller’s List of Fiscally Stressed School Districts

New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's list of fiscally stressed schools is out and both the Herkimer and Utica school districts are on the top 15 list of the most fiscally distressed schools.

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Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino, WIBX / Townsquare Media
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Should Utica Delay the Extended School Day?

The Utica City School District is requesting a delay to give the administration more time to effectively implement the changes required by the Extended Learning Time Grant.

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Central Valley's Cosimo Tangorra on the Common Core curriculum 10092013 by Kristine Bellino
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Central Valley’s Super Cosimo Tangorra Named NYSED Deputy Commissioner [VIDEO] [AUDIO]

The Superintendent of Schools who has been credited with forging the merger between Mohawk and Ilion Schools has now been named the new Deputy Commissioner of Preschool Through Grade 12 at the New York State Department of Education.

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Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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New York State To Delay Implementation of Common Core [Updated with Audio]

The New York State Department of Education announced today that  it has decided to delay full implementation of Common Core until 2022.

"We have listened to the concerns of parents and teachers," Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl H

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Photo: Robert Benson, Getty Images
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New York Parents, Districts, Worried About Database Privacy

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Despite assurances, some New York school administrators and parents are concerned that students' privacy may be jeopardized by a new statewide portal containing grades, attendance and other personal information.

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Need Homework Help? Use EngageNY

Discussion of new educational standards in New York has led to frequent references to "Engage New York."  What exactly is EngageNY?  Are sample exam test questions, and homework help, for the new Common Core available?

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What Is EngageNY?

Discussion of new educational standards in New York has led to frequent references to "Engage New York."  What exactly is EngageNY?  Are sample exam test questions, and homework help, for the new Common Core available?

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New York State Releases Test Scores For Grades 3 Through 8

Math and English Language Arts assessment scores for the 2012-2013 are out and they are causing an expected stir among parents and educators.

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