United University Professions http://wrvo.org en 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 SUNYIT in Utica and Albany's nanoscale campus now one college http://wrvo.org/post/sunyit-utica-and-albanys-nanoscale-campus-now-one-college <p></p><p>New York's public university system is merging two of its campuses. SUNYIT in Utica and the College of Nanoscale, Science and Engineering in Albany will merge<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 2015. </span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:02:22 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52948 at http://wrvo.org SUNYIT in Utica and Albany's nanoscale campus now one college