New York Department of Education http://wrvo.org en Syracuse school district gets extension on schools phase out http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-school-district-gets-extension-schools-phase-out <p>The state Department of Education has given the Syracuse City School District two extra weeks to come up with plans to phase out two underperforming schools in the city.</p><p>A letter dated Feb. 27 - and provided to WRVO Tuesday - from the state education department to Syracuse superintendent Sharon Contreras included an April 18 deadline for plans. A spokesperson for the education department gave&nbsp;WRVO&nbsp;<a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/217063776/SCSD-Follow-Up-March-4" target="_blank">a second letter dated March 4</a> that extends the deadline to April 30.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:38:12 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53941 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse school district gets extension on schools phase out Syracuse school district phasing out 3 underperforming schools http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-school-district-phasing-out-3-underperforming-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Syracuse City School District is working on plans to phase out one of its high schools and two elementary schools, under state requirements to overhaul chronically underperforming public schools.</span></p><p>Fowler High School, Hughes Elementary and Delaware Elementary&nbsp;schools have been below state standards for three year, earning the designation of "priority schools," and now the district must overhaul or close them before the 2014-2015 school year.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:10:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53885 at http://wrvo.org 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 Syracuse school district requests more state aid http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-school-district-requests-more-state-aid <p></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:25:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51518 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse school district requests more state aid 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 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 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 Statewide program hopes to boost math and science teacher performance http://wrvo.org/post/statewide-program-hopes-boost-math-and-science-teacher-performance <p>It’s an initiative that aims to boost student interest in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering across the state. <a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/05202013-20-nys-master-teacher-program">The Master Teachers program</a> also hopes to ensure teachers perform at their highest level.</p><p>More than 250 current math and science teachers will be chosen from the Mid-Hudson, North Country, central New York and western New York regions to participate in the program, where they’ll mentor undergraduate education students and early career teachers.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:30:27 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 38874 at http://wrvo.org Statewide program hopes to boost math and science teacher performance Mohawk Valley school districts consider merger http://wrvo.org/post/mohawk-valley-school-districts-consider-merger <p>With dropping enrollments and less money coming from the state, many school districts across New York are looking into joining forces. That is the case in the Mohawk Valley near Utica, where a school merger is on the ballot this week. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:22:30 +0000 Luke Tubia 27549 at http://wrvo.org