Friday, September 4, 2015

New York Governor Calling For Common Core Review.

     The AP (9/4, Thompson) reports that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for “legislation to change the Common Core program in New York, saying Thursday that he agrees with the goal of the learning standards but the implementation ‘has been deeply flawed.’” Cuomo wants a panel made up of state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, lawmakers, and other stakeholders to come up with recommendations by his State of the State address in January.
        The Wall Street Journal (9/4, Brody, Subscription Publication) reports that Cuomo cited angst over low test scores, and quotes him saying, “The current Common Core program in New York is not working and must be fixed.”
        The Lower Hudson Valley (NY) Journal News (9/3) reports that Cuomo is a “staunch defender” of the Common Core, but has frequently criticized the rollout of the standards in the state. The paper reports that the review plan comes in the wake of “mounting criticism and, in particular, the wave of test refusals among families with children in grades 3-8.”
        Other media outlets covering this story include the Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard (9/4), Newsday (NY) (9/4), and the New York Daily News (9/4, Blain).

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