common core learning standards http://wrvo.org en SUNY chancellor backs Common Core education standards http://wrvo.org/post/suny-chancellor-backs-common-core-education-standards <p>The head of New York’s public higher education system says the Common Core education standards better prepare students for college.</p><p>SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher has joined a national coalition of 200 colleges in 33 states, called <a href="http://higheredforhigherstandards.org/" target="_blank">Higher Ed for Higher Standards</a>, advocating for the continued use of Common Core standards for primary and high school education.</p><p>The new standards have been criticized for their poor rollout, but Zimpher says they’ll increase a student’s chances of completing college on time.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:41:01 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57169 at http://wrvo.org SUNY chancellor backs Common Core education standards Why Common Core? The controversy over standardized tests http://wrvo.org/post/why-common-core-controversy-over-standardized-tests <p></p><p>A major part of Common Core learning standards is a standardized testing system. A system that many have taken issue with.</p><p>“I’m all for setting the bar high, but you are setting the bar so high that you are going to defeat a group of people and they’re going to drop out of school,” said parent Lisa Arnone. “As a middle school teacher I already hear them talking. They say ‘they’ll never pass those tests and they’re done.’ And that will be a shame that they will be defeated by these tests.”</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 10:46:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 53233 at http://wrvo.org Why Common Core? The controversy over standardized tests Teacher certification test rollout reminiscent of Common Core http://wrvo.org/post/teacher-certification-test-rollout-reminiscent-common-core <p></p><p>A new assessment for students seeking teacher certification in New York state has been causing controversy. Implementation of the educative teacher performance assessment, known as edTPA, has been delayed. But some are saying the assessment still has unresolved issues.</p><p>The new assessment was scheduled to become a requirement for teacher certification on May 1. But the New York State Board of Regents made a last-minute decision to implement a safety net for students who fail the edTPA, so they can still earn initial certification.</p> Sat, 17 May 2014 12:34:00 +0000 Aimee Hirsch 55878 at http://wrvo.org Teacher certification test rollout reminiscent of Common Core Astorino undeterred by low poll numbers http://wrvo.org/post/astorino-undeterred-low-poll-numbers <p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:57:46 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54827 at http://wrvo.org Astorino undeterred by low poll numbers New teachers union president wants to increase union's political potency http://wrvo.org/post/new-teachers-union-president-wants-increase-unions-political-potency <p></p><p>There’s a big change in the New York State United Teachers union, as members elected new leadership after months of unrest. The state’s largest teachers union has a new president, Karen Magee, the first woman to run the organization.<br /><br />The shakeup comes over concerns with the state’s flawed implementation of the new Common Core learning standards. Teachers are complaining that they were not adequately prepared to teach to the new standards, and that the test results should not be used to evaluate their performance.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:11:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 53917 at http://wrvo.org New teachers union president wants to increase union's political potency Education historian lashes out against Common Core during Syracuse visit http://wrvo.org/post/education-historian-lashes-out-against-common-core-during-syracuse-visit <p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:16:13 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53626 at http://wrvo.org Education historian lashes out against Common Core during Syracuse visit Cuomo, Astorino see differently on Common Core deal http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-astorino-see-differently-common-core-deal <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo says parents and students can exhale knowing that the second round of Common Core aligned test scores will not be included on student's permanent transcripts under the new budget deal.</p><p>The new standards in English and math designed to improve college and career readiness have been criticized by some parents who say that the roll-out was done too fast and from educators claiming that they weren't given sufficient material and guidance to teach the new standards.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:17:52 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Gino Geruntino 53596 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo, Astorino see differently on Common Core deal Why Common Core? Expectations for students, teachers http://wrvo.org/post/why-common-core-expectations-students-teachers <p></p><p>In classrooms across New York, students are being taught under the Common Core learning standards, requirements that specify what students should know in English Language Arts and math based on grade level.</p><p>Students are expected to read and more thoroughly analyze nonfiction text as part of the English requirement. In math, students must have a deeper understanding of concepts and memorize certain formulas.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:44:15 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 53229 at http://wrvo.org Why Common Core? Expectations for students, teachers 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 Parents make their voices heard as Common Core tests approach http://wrvo.org/post/parents-make-their-voices-heard-common-core-tests-approach <p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:26:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53286 at http://wrvo.org Parents make their voices heard as Common Core tests approach 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 GED replaced with test based on Common Core standards http://wrvo.org/post/ged-replaced-test-based-common-core-standards <p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:26:16 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53037 at http://wrvo.org Three incumbent & one new Regent elected http://wrvo.org/post/three-incumbent-one-new-regent-elected <p></p><p>The state legislature replaced one member of the State Board of Regents, but allowed three others to remain, in elections held for the state’s top educational policy board. &nbsp;</p><p>The vote featured complaints from Republican Senators, who voted against all of the candidates&nbsp; to demonstrate their displeasure with the state’s implementation of the new Common Core.</p><p>Senate Republicans, who attended the joint legislative vote for the first time in several years, voted against nearly all of the Regents candidates. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:26:08 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52554 at http://wrvo.org State Republicans expected to vote against Regents to protest Common Core http://wrvo.org/post/state-republicans-expected-vote-against-regents-protest-common-core <p></p><p>State Senate Republicans say they will break a long-standing tradition of boycotting the election of new Regents. They now say they will attend a joint legislative session, and that many will vote “no” over dissatisfaction with the Common Core. &nbsp;</p><p>It’s uncertain whether all four of the incumbent Regents members will be re-elected. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:24:36 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52492 at http://wrvo.org State Republicans expected to vote against Regents to protest Common Core Assembly votes to delay some effects of Common Core http://wrvo.org/post/assembly-votes-delay-some-effects-common-core <p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:00:21 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52276 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo spends on ads to promote budget priorities http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-spends-ads-promote-budget-priorities <p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:39:20 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52171 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo spends on ads to promote budget priorities New Siena Poll finds New Yorkers divided on Common Core http://wrvo.org/post/new-siena-poll-finds-new-yorkers-divided-common-core <p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:29:22 +0000 Karen DeWitt 51910 at http://wrvo.org Regents delay vote on teacher protections portion of Common Core changes http://wrvo.org/post/regents-delay-vote-teacher-protections-portion-common-core-changes <p></p><p>The New York State Board of Regents at the last minute reversed course and decided not to hold a final vote on some changes to weaken implementation of the Common Core standards in New York. &nbsp;</p><p>The Regents were set to vote to delay the effects of Common Core on high school seniors for five more years, until 2022, and to offer teachers some protections if they are fired during the next two years.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:06:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 51233 at http://wrvo.org Regents delay vote on teacher protections portion of Common Core changes State Board of Regents takes step back on Common Core http://wrvo.org/post/state-board-regents-takes-step-back-common-core <p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:51:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt & Charles Lane 51196 at http://wrvo.org State Board of Regents takes step back on Common Core Southern Tier school district first in state to ditch Common Core http://wrvo.org/post/southern-tier-school-district-first-state-ditch-common-core <p></p><p>Board members of the Corning-Painted Post School District voted last week to step out on its own. Beginning next year, the district will no longer be using the state designed curriculum.</p><p>Michael Ginalski, Superintendent of the Corning-Painted Post School District, says the roll-out of Common Core was flawed from the beginning. “What we were trying to do was change the tire on a car while the car was still running with this initiative,” he said.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:10:12 +0000 Matt Martin 50974 at http://wrvo.org Southern Tier school district first in state to ditch Common Core Legislative leaders call for delay in Common Core standards http://wrvo.org/post/legislative-leaders-call-delay-common-core-standards <p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:40:34 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50912 at http://wrvo.org Legislative leaders call for delay in Common Core standards 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 Advocates rally in support of public education http://wrvo.org/post/advocates-rally-support-public-education <p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:38:36 +0000 Ellen Abbott 48327 at http://wrvo.org Advocates rally in support of public education 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 Educators air concerns about Common Core standards in another forum http://wrvo.org/post/educators-air-concerns-about-common-core-standards-another-forum <p></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:27:42 +0000 Ellen Abbott 47372 at http://wrvo.org Educators air concerns about Common Core standards in another forum Groups call for ban on standardized testing for young children http://wrvo.org/post/groups-call-ban-standardized-testing-young-children <p></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:20:56 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47201 at http://wrvo.org Groups call for ban on standardized testing for young children