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Long Island Republicans are spearheading a move to halt the implementation of the Common Core academic standards in the state until an independent commission can study it.
Assemb. Edward Ra (R-Franklin Square) and Sen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) introduced a bill Wednesday that would put the standards on hold. That came a day after the state Board of Regents voted to delay high-school graduation...Read more »
ALBANY – Rank-and-file legislators said Friday four incumbent Regents could be ousted if the state’s education policymaking board doesn’t act quickly to address the controversial Common Core academic standards, which has raised a furor across New York.
Normally, Regent elections are sleepy affairs, with incumbents reappointed as long as they want to continue serving on New York's education...Read more »