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The new acting secretary of education, Dr. John King Jr., steps into a role his predecessor, Arne Duncan, left deep in controversy. With support for Common Core waning and student debt skyrocketing, King faces a series of challenges. Read the full article here

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A QUARTER-CENTURY ago, Newark and nearby Union City epitomized the failure of American urban school systems. Students, mostly poor minority and immigrant children, were performing abysmally. Graduation rates were low. Plagued by corruption and cronyism, both districts had a revolving door of superintendents. New Jersey officials threatened to take over …

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This video represents an overview of the Full Panel Meeting by the NYS Blue Ribbon Commission for the Arts, held on November 17, 2015 at the State Museum in Albany.

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The AimHighNY survey provides an opportunity for every New Yorker to go online, review each standard and comment on what is liked, not liked, or offer a suggestion for a change to a particular standard.

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Below, please find an e-mail from Commissioner Elia and link to a survey concerning the Common Core Standards.  This is a great opportunity for those of us in the field to examine and respond to these standards. Please distribute this to your organization’s membership.  Thanks!

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