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“No” To Testing: Boycotts and Alternatives

Standardized testing was a hot-button issue this year, especially as tests grew longer as new Common Core standards are implemented. Some parents and educators are against the time test preparation takes away from classroom instruction, as well as the high-stakes use of tests to evaluate schools and teachers. Standardized testing’s reputation was further hit by […]

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“No” to Testing: More and More City Parents Boycott Standardized Tests

Longer tests and more of them prompted a growing number of New York City parents and beyond this April to tell their children not to take them.

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Uncertainty about the Future at a Chinatown Day Care Center

Chung Pak Day Care Center is waiting to hear whether it will get enough money to stay open

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Parents say no to standardized testing for their children

New York City parents announced today their children will opt out of the statewide standardized tests to be administered starting tomorrow. Parents say they are protesting excessive testing that is being used for the wrong reasons. Read more on gothamschools.org.  

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An NYPD program to stem violence has cops investing personally in teenagers

In a new NYPD program, officers make house calls, schools visits and monitor facebook pages of teenagers, the New York Times reports. The program, inspired by Operation Ceasefire, is meant to improve the relationship between communities and the police and stop teenagers who are likely to get into trouble before the trouble starts. It has […]

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Reactions to Atlanta school cheating scandal

This week 35 of Atlanta’s public school educators, including the renowned former superintendent Beverly Hall, were indicted for tampering with students’ scores in standardized tests. In the wake of the scandal, commentators weighed in on whether an emphasis on testing in schools is to blame. Washington Post columnists Eugene Robinson and Valerie Strauss both said […]

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Caught Between Two Worlds, an Uzbek Student Finds Her Own Path

Munisa Habibova, 12, has spent half her life in the U.S., but she still feels the pull of her early years in Uzbekistan

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In Enfield, CT school board votes to put armed guards in elementary schools

In the wake of a mass shooting at Sandyhook Elementary School, the school board of a Connecticut town ruled in a 5-4 vote to put armed guards in elementary schools, the Hartford Courant reports. Many parents support the decision, but about 30 high school students lead a rally outside town hall in protest. Enfield is […]

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Political division as PEP shutters more schools

At last night’s Panel for Education Policy meeting and vote on 53 proposals – a mix of phase-outs, closings and co-locations at NYC Public Schools – division among the panel members was clear.

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