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Newly Arrived Immigrant Teens Learning Math Through Language

“In the Dominican Republic, two plus two equals four,” said a sophomore in the Bronx’s International Community High School for brand new immigrant kids. “Here, you have to explain why it’s four.”

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KIPP charter network centralizes curriculum across 11 schools

At the Knowledge is Power Program charter school board meeting on March 30, the board continued to centralize the approach to governance and academics across all 11 of the network’s New York City charter schools. Specifically, new superintendent James Manly presented members with a plan to more closely align curricula at the 11 schools in […]

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College Board Attempts to Rescue the SAT by Changing the Exam

The SAT college admission test will no longer require a timed essay and will dwell less on fancy vocabulary. This also means changes in how test prep companies prepare students.| AP Photo

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The Fringes are Wrong About Common Core

For once, the far left and right agree on something. But they are also disastrously wrong.

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New “GED” Test Harder Than Regents Exam, According to Critics

New York State implemented a more rigorous high school equivalency exam to replace the General Educational Development Test (GED), which will gradually increase in difficulty until it is fully aligned to the Common Core by 2017.

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Liberals Attack Common Core

Common Core standards have had their fair share of detractors but rarely has it faced opposition from the left – no less New York state. A recent New York Times piece reports that New York’s statewide teachers union has retracted their support for Common Core, while in a rare move both side of the New […]

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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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Math Common Core Lead Writers Release ‘Publishers’ Criteria’ to Aid Teachers in Material Selection

The lead writers of the math common core have released a 20-page document to aid high school teachers in choosing instructional materials that align with the common-core standards, Education Week reports. A revision to the K-8 guideline, based on feedback from districts already employing the criteria, was also released.

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Common Core Standards Said to Require $56 Million for NYC Schools

Last week, the New York Times reported that it will cost New York City $56 million to purchase new textbooks and other materials to help public school students meet Common Core standards. City school officials say that the money will cover the costs of buying new English and math materials for students in third through […]

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