Regents revisit teacher evaluations
The amended state law drops the requirement that at least 50 percent of a teacher's job rating be based on student scores on state standardized tests. Instead, local districts will choose the student exams used to measure educators' performance.
Math test opt-outs high on LI for fifth year
Nearly 48 percent of students boycotted the exam in 95 districts responding to a Newsday survey. It is the fifth straight year of big opt-outs in Nassau and Suffolk counties on the state math and English tests.
LI elementary school principal dies at age 50
Kim Hardwick died unexpectedly Monday after complications from surgery.
- Education BOCES proposal
Jump in students taking computer-based tests
Nearly 25 percent of Long Island's districts will give the digital English Language Arts test in grades three through eight. For the first time, a few systems will not offer the traditional paper-and-pencil version.