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Regional ‘Refuse the Tests’ Outdoor Art Contest

Oneonta Area for Public Education is proud to announce a regional sidewalk chalk drawing contest! Between now and April 21 (the day before the math portion of the state tests begin), create your own chalk drawing on your driveway, the … Continue reading

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Refusing the Common Core Tests

Oneonta Area for Public Education, with support from Worcester Community for Education, will be hosting a Refuse The Test Informational Forum on Saturday, March 21 from 2-4 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta at 12 Ford Ave.  This … Continue reading

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Opt Out Letter 2014-15

With the start of a new academic year, it’s important to consider your options when it comes to opting out of excessive testing for your children. You can read more about the nuances of local assessments and opting out here. … Continue reading

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Opt Out of Field Tests, 2014

From June 2-11, select schools across New York State will be administering field tests in various grade levels. What are field tests? According to NY Stop Testing, A “field test” is an exam that Pearson uses to help create the “regular” exams … Continue reading

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Refuse NYS Tests—It Will NOT Hurt Your School!

The biggest concern I hear is without a doubt the fear that opting out will hurt a school financially. This fear is what keeps parents on the fence about refusing the upcoming NYS tests in grades 3-8, which start on … Continue reading

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Educational Forum at Sherburne-Earlville high school

Video of the educational forum at Sherburne-Earlville high school: Intro. by Julie Bigger of SECS Parent Advocate Group. Betsy Bloom at 4:20 “How We Got Here” Ken Sider at 11:35 “Teacher’s Perspective & Modules” Kjersti VanSlyke at 27:40 “InBloom & data collection” Carol … Continue reading

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NYSAPE Calls for End to Verbal Refusal Policies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2014 More information contact: Eric Mihelbergel (716) 553-1123; nys.allies@gmail.com Jeanette Deutermann (516) 902-9228; nys.allies@gmail.com NYS Allies for Public Education http://www.nysape.org NYSAPE Calls for End to Verbal Refusal Policies NYSAPE encourages school districts to handle student … Continue reading

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