John King http://wrvo.org en Teachers union not ready to reverse no confidence vote in education commissioner http://wrvo.org/post/teachers-union-not-ready-reverse-no-confidence-vote-education-commissioner <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The president of the state’s teachers’ union says members are not yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:25:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59091 at http://wrvo.org Teachers union not ready to reverse no confidence vote in education commissioner State lawmakers say delay of Common Core effects likely in state budget http://wrvo.org/post/state-lawmakers-say-delay-common-core-effects-likely-state-budget <p></p><p>State lawmakers say it’s likely the state budget will include a moratorium on the effects of school exams administered in connection with the controversial Common Core learning standards.</p><p>The state Assembly already passed a bill to delay the effects of the new Common Core tests on students and teachers, after widespread complaints that schools and the state education department were not adequately prepared to make the needed curriculum changes.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:39:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 53309 at http://wrvo.org State lawmakers say delay of Common Core effects likely in state budget Why Common Core? How the controversial program came to NY http://wrvo.org/post/why-common-core-how-controversial-program-came-ny <p></p><p>The Common Core Learning Standards in New York state have caused a great deal of confusion and controversy. But where did Common Core come from and why was it implemented?</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:29:28 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 53218 at http://wrvo.org Why Common Core? How the controversial program came to NY Education hearing turns into Common Core complaint session http://wrvo.org/post/education-hearing-turns-common-core-complaint-session <p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:06:57 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50568 at http://wrvo.org Education hearing turns into Common Core complaint session State lawmakers differ over Common Core fix http://wrvo.org/post/state-lawmakers-differ-over-common-core-fix <p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:17:01 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50038 at http://wrvo.org State lawmakers differ over Common Core fix Common Core sparked major debate in 2013 http://wrvo.org/post/common-core-sparked-major-debate-2013 <p></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 12:26:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49365 at http://wrvo.org Common Core sparked major debate in 2013 Fayetteville Common Core meeting draws more concern for students, teachers http://wrvo.org/post/fayetteville-common-core-meeting-draws-more-concern-students-teachers <p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:27:18 +0000 Ellen Abbott 48056 at http://wrvo.org Fayetteville Common Core meeting draws more concern for students, teachers Cuomo appears to distance himself from Common Core http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-appears-distance-himself-common-core <p></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:25:39 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47631 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo appears to distance himself from Common Core Education commissioner faces bipartisan grilling by members of state Assembly http://wrvo.org/post/education-commissioner-faces-bipartisan-grilling-members-state-assembly <p></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:43:20 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47466 at http://wrvo.org Senators hear more complaints about Common Core http://wrvo.org/post/senators-hear-more-complaints-about-common-core <p>New York state’s Teacher of the Year testified at a state Senate hearing that even she could not receive high marks in her teacher evaluation process, due to what she and others say is the dysfunctional implementation of the new Common Core standards.<br /> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:16:56 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47144 at http://wrvo.org Education commissioner addresses dissatisfaction with Common Core http://wrvo.org/post/education-commissioner-addresses-dissatisfaction-common-core <p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:47:18 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 46894 at http://wrvo.org Education commissioner addresses dissatisfaction with Common Core Cuomo supports Common Core standards http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-supports-common-core-standards <p>State Education Commissioner John King is holding a forum in Albany this evening on the new Common Core curriculum standards in New York's schools, a change that has been controversial in the state.<br /><br />Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered some support to King and top state education officials, who have received much criticism for the implementation of Common Core.<br /><br />Cuomo said he understands that change can be difficult, even when it’s the right choice.<br /> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:20:39 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46138 at http://wrvo.org State education commissioner says Common Core here to stay http://wrvo.org/post/state-education-commissioner-says-common-core-here-stay <p></p><p>New York Education Commissioner John King visited a Long Island elementary school earlier this week, where he met privately with educators to talk about the state’s new, more rigorous education standards called Common Core.&nbsp;</p><p>The meeting came after King canceled several public events following a raucous PTA meeting in Poughkeepsie last week. At that meeting, parents lashed out at King using insults and curse words.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:07:06 +0000 Charles Lane 45791 at http://wrvo.org State education commissioner says Common Core here to stay NY school districts struggle to form new teacher evaluation plans http://wrvo.org/post/ny-school-districts-struggle-form-new-teacher-evaluation-plans <p>As the school year starts, many school districts across the state still need to grapple with the issue of a teacher evaluation system, especially if they want to continue to receive state aid. Only a small percentage of the state's schools have turned in an evaluation plan the state is happy with so far. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 20:04:27 +0000 Ellen Abbott 25521 at http://wrvo.org No Child Left Behind waiver granted to New York state http://wrvo.org/post/no-child-left-behind-waiver-granted-new-york-state <p>New York state is now one of 19 states that has been granted a waiver that allows for more flexibility when it comes to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law.</p><p>The change will let schools avoid a deadline requiring all students to be proficient in reading and math by 2014.&nbsp;</p><p>The Federal Education Department approved the waivers for New York and eight other states earlier this week. Other states won waivers earlier this year.</p><p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 21:08:33 +0000 Ellen Abbott 20266 at http://wrvo.org No Child Left Behind waiver granted to New York state