education reform en Why Common Core? The 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 Why Common Core? The controversy over standardized tests Syracuse mayoral candidate proposes education program for city <p></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:33:45 +0000 Ellen Abbott 42176 at Syracuse mayoral candidate proposes education program for city Teachers rally in Albany over new standardized testing <p>Teachers continue to fight what they call the over testing and underfunding of education in New York state. Hundreds of teachers from central New York joined a rally in Albany this weekend to continue pressing the state for change.</p><p>In all, thousands of teachers were at the rally organized by the New York State United Teachers Union.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:34:14 +0000 Ellen Abbott 39274 at Southern Tier school readiness program a success, so far <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The research on this is pretty clear: between the ages one and five, the human brain develops faster than at any other time. In Chemung County, a project called the <a href="" target="_blank">School Readiness Project</a> sends nurses to the hospital whenever a baby is born. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:45:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 27544 at Cuomo's education panel hears complaints <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo&rsquo;s Commission on Education Reform got an earful at a public hearing held at the state Capitol today, as speaker after speaker complained about a statewide school system that they say is in disarray.<br /><br />Speakers voiced a litany of complaints to the commission, ranging from over-testing of students, excessive teacher bashing, and school districts drowning in debt.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:22:31 +0000 Karen DeWitt 22353 at Governor Cuomo creates panel on education <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo named a blue ribbon commission to look at the problems facing education in New York, instructing them to come back with an &ldquo;action plan&rdquo; not a &ldquo;theoretical document.&rdquo;</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 14:20:41 +0000 Karen DeWitt 18501 at Governor Cuomo creates panel on education