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Educators Go Silent on State Tests, More Than Last Year

Friday, April 17, 2015

Concerns about the state tests may be legion, or they may comprise a small fraction of public opinion. We don't know because most educators are too nervous to talk about them.
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AG: Pearson Foundation Misused Funds

Friday, December 13, 2013

The foundation arm of the education publishing giant Pearson will pay $7.7 million after the New York attorney general's office accused the non-profit group of developing for-profit products aligned to the Common Core.

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State Officials Throw Out Another Pearson Test Question

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

State education officials have again tossed out a question on the standardized tests after finding that errors by Pearson, the test-maker, made the problem virtually impossible for students to solve.

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Testing Concerns Keep Coming

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

As math exams for the state's fourth to eighth graders begin on Wednesday, new controversy emerged about the quality of the exams and choices of the exam-maker, Pearson Education.

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Public Applies More Scrutiny to Exams That Are Supposed to Be Secret

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

This year has brought a heightened level of scrutiny to the state math and reading exams, as teachers and principals give the tests fresh consideration, knowing that under the new statewide teacher evaluation system and with schools in danger of being closed for poor performance, they could lose their jobs if students do poorly.

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State Is Investigating Pearson Foundation Trips

Thursday, December 22, 2011

In the news on Thursday, the state attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, is investigating whether the Pearson Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Pearson Education, acted improperly to influence New York State officials to obtain lucrative state contracts when it paid for trips and other perks.

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