Tag Archives: testing

Is There School Tomorrow, Mom?

The following was written by an area mother.  It describes her second grader’s gradually hatred of school. Is There School Tomorrow, Mom? I am becoming increasingly frustrated, disillusioned, agitated and very sad at how much school has changed over 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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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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free screening of the documentary “Standardized”

The New York State grades 3 -8 testing in math and English Language Arts will begin on April 1st. In response to parent concerns regarding this series of standardized testing, the Oneonta Area for Public Education will co-host a film … Continue reading

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NYSUT condemns ‘sit and stare’ policies

This release was sent Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, to statewide print and broadcast media outlets. For more information, contact: NYSUT Media Relations (518) 213-6000, ext. 6313 Email: mediarel@nysutmail.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NYSUT STRONGLY CONDEMNS ‘SIT AND STARE’ POLICIES ALBANY, N.Y. … Continue reading

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Big News about Test Refusals

Big News!!! Congressman Chris Gibson publicly stated that he opted his own children out of the state tests last year and plans to do the same thing this year. At our Saturday forum in Oneonta, NY, Congressman Chris Gibson expressed … Continue reading

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