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Schoolbook

Some NYC Parents Question State Testing's Motives

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

On the eve of the state math test, some parents of New York City public school students are choosing once again to opt out.
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Schoolbook

Testing Period Is a Test of Stamina

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sitting for lengthy exams is no small task.
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WNYC News

15 Percent of NJ 11th-Graders Opted out of PARCC Tests

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Elementary schools see higher participation rates than middle and high schools.

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Schoolbook

Long Island School Districts Confront Sharp Uptick in Test Refusals

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The opt out movement is growing statewide, including in New York City. But Long Island school districts are seeing especially large numbers of students sitting out the tests.
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Schoolbook

Parents Get An Earful on Opting Out of the State Tests

Monday, April 13, 2015

Some advocate refusing the tests. Others wholeheartedly support them. And then there are parents in the middle, trying to make the next two weeks of state tests not such a big deal.  
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The Takeaway

Pushing Back Against Common Core

Monday, March 16, 2015

Students, parents and teachers are anxious as schools around the country embark on a new set of standardized tests as part of the Common Core standards.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Parents Get Drawn Into School Politics

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Protests continue today as parents from all sides of the education debate react to Gov. Cuomo's budget proposals, which would change how teachers are evaluated and students are taught.

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The Christie Tracker Podcast

Christie Pivots

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

In politics, pivoting on an issue can score points, but it also carries the risk of being labeled a flip-flop. Here are four points where Gov. Christie changed his stance this past week.

WNYC News

Online Testing Arrives in New Jersey and Parents Are Not Happy

Monday, March 02, 2015

WNYC
A growing number of New Jersey parents are pulling their children out of testing. But federal funding may be on the line if 95% of students don't participate.

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The Christie Tracker Podcast

'Grave Concerns' with Common Core

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

As New Jersey kids gear up for their first PARCC exams, is Gov. Christie even behind the Common Core? Also, on a recent New Hampshire trip, he unveiled a presidential platform.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Gov. Christie Flip-Flops on Common Core

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Governor Christie previously supported common core but now says he has "grave doubts" about the standards. NJ Spotlight's John Mooney explains what this means for education in NJ.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie & Common Core; Neuroscience Pioneer & Oscar Docs

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Governor Christie's Common Core change of heart; violence roils Egypt and Libya; why have kids?; neuroscience pioneer Michael Gazzaniga and documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Can You Do Middle School Math?

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Math homework has both children and parents frustrated as the common core brings about changes in math instruction. We take a look at some sample questions and see if we can solve them.

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Schoolbook

King Agrees with Governor on Need to Change Teacher Evaluations

Friday, December 19, 2014

WNYC
Education commissioner John King may have one foot out the door as he departs for a new job in Washington, but he's still calling for further reforms in New York State.
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Schoolbook

State Education Commissioner Leaves To Join Obama Administration

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WNYC
State Education Commissioner John King is leaving Albany for Washington, where he'll become a senior adviser to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
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Intelligence Squared US

Embrace The Common Core

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In K-12 education, Common Score has routinely proved controversial. In this episode of Intelligence Squared, panelists debate the merits of the national academic standards.

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American RadioWorks

Greater Expectations: The Challenge of the Common Core

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The United States is in the midst of a huge education reform. On this episode of American RadioWorks: a look at how the Common Core State Standards are changing teaching and learning.

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Schoolbook

State Tests Show NYC Made Bigger Gains in Reading than Average

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Year Two of Common Core-aligned state tests in New York did not see a big change in scores from last year. But New York City students saw gains -- see how your school scored. 

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Schoolbook

Just How Hard Are Common Core Tests? See For Yourself

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

WNYC

See for yourself.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Commissioner John King on Common Core and Equality

Friday, May 16, 2014

John King, New York State Education Commissioner and President of the University of the State of New York, argues that Common Core opponents are standing in the way of achieving racial equality in our schools.

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