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How To Opt Out Of New York State Common Core Testing

The controversial Common Core testing begins Tuesday, April 14th but many parents are opting their kids out. Are you one of them?

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Trinh Truing, a Proctor of Utica senior, being interviewed Thursday, March 5th, on First News with Keeler in the Morning on WIBX radio concerning her open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo on education funding and teacher evaluations.  (Photo by Kristine Bellino / WIBX)
Trinh Truing, a Proctor of Utica senior, being interviewed Thursday, March 5th, on First News with Keeler in the Morning on WIBX radio concerning her open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo on education funding and teacher evaluations. (Photo by Kristine Bellino / WIBX)
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Utica Student Calls Out Governor Cuomo- ‘Respect Public Education’ [AUDIO] [VIDEO]

A student at Thomas R. Proctor High School in Utica has written an open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo in regards to his recent budget which holds back millions of dollars in aid to New York Schools.

Trinh Truong, a senior at Proctor High, spoke with WIBX's First News with Keeler in the

Morning rece

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Luke Tubia, WIBX
Luke Tubia, WIBX
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‘Fight For Our Valley Schools’ Rally Held

Herkimer College hosted the "Fight for Our Valley Schools" rally.

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images
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Brindisi Helps Pass Legislation to Delay And Reform Common Core

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi announced the State Assembly has passed legislation he sponsored that would prevent certain Common Core test scores from becoming part of students' permanent records.

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Matias Nieto/Cover/Getty Images
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Homeschooling – A Mistake Or A Necessity?

With the launch of the Common Core back in September causing an uproar among teachers, students and parents alike, this question is likely a more plausible one for many than it was before. To homeschool or not?

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Adam Berry/Getty Images
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Common Core Skip Day – Hear A Tennesee Senior Speak Out Against The New Testing Standards

Today is the nationwide protest in opposition to the Common Core testing standards. As a father to three school-aged children, like many other parents in my boat I became painfully aware of this new effort when my kids couldn't do their homework and I as an intelligent adult suddenly didn't know how to help them.

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An arguement for common core curriculum.
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An Argument For Common Core Curriculum-What’s Best For Our Children

One of the most controversial topics lately is common core curriculum.   People on both sides of the argument feel strongly about it.  While I can see where both sides have a point, I believe common core is what's best for our children.

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