New York State Board of Regents http://wrvo.org en 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 Cheerleading moves from sidelines to being a sport in New York http://wrvo.org/post/cheerleading-moves-sidelines-being-sport-new-york <p></p><p>As human pyramids get taller, jumps and throws higher, and tumbles more elaborate, cheerleading in New York state will come under more regulation.</p><p>The state Board of Regents Tuesday gave the final approval to make cheering a sport starting next school year. It was a four year effort for state coordinators.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:24:22 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55035 at http://wrvo.org Cheerleading moves from sidelines to being a sport in New York 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 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 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 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 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 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 As expected, state test scores drop significantly http://wrvo.org/post/expected-state-test-scores-drop-significantly <p></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:40:10 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42275 at http://wrvo.org Proposed diplomas meant to prepare students for jobs http://wrvo.org/post/proposed-diplomas-meant-prepare-students-jobs <p>The New York State Board of Regents is considering a proposal to create two new education tracks that would better prepare high school students for jobs in the manufacturing and technical sectors. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) says adding these diplomas would help increase graduation rates in New York state as well as bolster the economy. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:36:34 +0000 Bethany Palmer 29125 at http://wrvo.org Proposed diplomas meant to prepare students for jobs