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Attendees at a forum for parents, students and educators boo the state education commissioner as they express their opinions about the rollout of the Common Core, teacher evaluations, testing and student privacy. Videojournalist: Jessica Rotkiewicz (Nov. 26, 2013)

Video Recap: Common Core

Newsday's video coverage of Common Core on Long Island.

Educators against common core rally for Zephyr Teachout

Long Island teachers and educators challenging Common Core participated in a rally supporting Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout, who is challenging Democratic incumbent Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's for the party's nomination, Sept. 4, 2014. (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware)

Long Island teachers and educators challenging Common Core participated in a rally supporting Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout, who is challenging Democratic incumbent Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's for the party's nomination, Sept. 4, 2014. (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware)

'iRefuse' Common Core rally held in Port Jefferson Station

Parents, kids and educators gather in Port Jefferson Station for a demonstration billed as the first New York State rally in "The Great American Opt Out." The group aims to "stand up against out-of-control education policy that ignores the needs of our children." (Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz)

Parents, kids and educators gather in Port Jefferson Station for a demonstration billed as the first New York State rally in "The Great American Opt Out." The group aims to "stand up against out-of-control education policy that ignores the needs of our children." (Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz)

Some parents opt out of standardized testing

Parent and teacher Tova Markowitz, of Lynbrook, is among hundreds of Long Island parents who say the upcoming state math and English tests are unnecessary. She and many others say the tests put undue stress on children and force teachers to spend too much time on test prep. She will not allow her two children to take the upcoming exams. March 19, 2014. (Credit: Newsday / Chuck Fadely)

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Protesters denounce Common Core standards

About 50 opponents of the more rigorous academic standards known as the Common Core held a rally outside state Sen. John Flanagan's office in Smithtown on March 7, 2014, arguing that the standards harm children's learning and that the state should drop the entire initiative. (Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz)

About 50 opponents of the more rigorous academic standards known as the Common Core held a rally outside state Sen. John Flanagan's office in Smithtown on March 7, 2014, arguing that the standards harm children's learning and that the state should drop the entire initiative. (Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz)

Andrew Cuomo on the Common Core, teacher evaluations

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo discusses the implementation of the Common Core and state's plans to evaluate teachers. The Common Core standards "should have been implemented better," he said, but "it would be a mistake to postpone the teacher evaluations." (Feb. 19, 2014) Videojournalist: Sam Guzik

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo discusses the implementation of the Common Core and state's plans to evaluate teachers. The Common Core standards "should have been implemented better," he said, but "it would be a mistake to postpone the teacher evaluations." (Feb. 19, 2014) Videojournalist: Sam Guzik

Education leaders speak out against Common Core

Parents attend an education forum in Woodmere and hear about changes in the schools, including the state Board of Regents' decision to delay some controversial education initiatives, including the tough Common Core academic standards. Newsday / Chuck Fadely (Feb. 10, 2014)

Common Core frustrations at East Islip forum

A forum was held at the BayWay Arts Center in East Islip on Thursday for the public to express their frustrations over the Common Core curriculum to state officials, including Assemb. Al Graf, who has introduced an anti-Common Core bill. Videojournalist: Chuck Fadely (Dec. 12, 2013)

A forum was held at the BayWay Arts Center in East Islip on Thursday for the public to express their frustrations over the Common Core curriculum to state officials, including Assemb. Al Graf, who has introduced an anti-Common Core bill. Videojournalist: Chuck Fadely (Dec. 12, 2013)

State education official is booed over Common Core

Attendees at a forum for parents, students and educators boo the state education commissioner as they express their opinions about the rollout of the Common Core, teacher evaluations, testing and student privacy. Videojournalist: Jessica Rotkiewicz (Nov. 26, 2013)

Attendees at a forum for parents, students and educators boo the state education commissioner as they express their opinions about the rollout of the Common Core, teacher evaluations, testing and student privacy. Videojournalist: Jessica Rotkiewicz (Nov. 26, 2013)

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At Mineola forum, King defends Common Core

State Education Commissioner John King on Wednesday defends the state's effort to put Common Core-based curricula in schools and turn over students' data to a private, high-tech corporation, as he receives a generally civil reception from hundreds of people at Mineola High School. Videojournalists: Jessica Rotkiewicz and J. Conrad Williams Jr. (Nov. 13, 2013)

State Education Commissioner John King on Wednesday defends the state's effort to put Common Core-based curricula in schools and turn over students' data to a private, high-tech corporation, as he receives a generally civil reception from hundreds of people at Mineola High School. Videojournalists: Jessica Rotkiewicz and J. Conrad Williams Jr. (Nov. 13, 2013)

Parents assail Common Core at East Setauket forum

An emotional crowd of parents and educators packed Ward Melville High School's auditorium and cafeteria Tuesday for a forum with state Education Commissioner John King, cheering speakers who called for a delay in implementing state testing and Common Core academic standards. Videojournalists: Johnny Milano and Jessica Rotkiewicz (Nov. 12, 2013)

An emotional crowd of parents and educators packed Ward Melville High School's auditorium and cafeteria Tuesday for a forum with state Education Commissioner John King, cheering speakers who called for a delay in implementing state testing and Common Core academic standards. Videojournalists: Johnny Milano and Jessica Rotkiewicz (Nov. 12, 2013)

King wants to continue Common Core meetings

New York State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. was on Long Island on Wednesday and talked about why he canceled a local meeting on the Common Core Curriculum. He said he hoped to continue the meetings. Videojournalist: Ed Betz (Oct. 16, 2013)

New York State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. was on Long Island on Wednesday and talked about why he canceled a local meeting on the Common Core Curriculum. He said he hoped to continue the meetings. Videojournalist: Ed Betz (Oct. 16, 2013)

Deer Park school featured in Common Core instructional video

John F. Kennedy Intermediate School in Deer Park was chosen by the New York State Department of Education to be featured in a training video for teachers statewide who are being trained on how to implement the new Common Core standards, a more rigorous course of study recently adopted by the state. (May 16, 2013)

John F. Kennedy Intermediate School in Deer Park was chosen by the New York State Department of Education to be featured in a training video for teachers statewide being trained on how to implement the new Common Core standards, a more rigorous course of study recently adopted by the state. Videojournalist: Jessica Rotkiewicz (May 16, 2013)

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