Rising Standards of New York 3-8 Graders
This notice was inside the subway cart en route to EdLab this morning. I couldn't help myself but snap a picture and let you know about it.
"This Spring We're Aiming Higher"
This spring, state exams for students in grades 3-8 will be different and more challenging. And test scores will reflect that at first.
We're raising standars. Under the new Common Core curriculum, students will be writing more. Thinking critically. Defending their ideas. Working in teams to solve real-world problems.
We're not satisfied with just teaching your children basic skills. We want them prepared for college and a career.
It's great to know that the NY governor, Andrew Cuomo has education reform as one of his main agendas. Here are some facts about education statistics which may have prompted him to move education forward.
New York State spends more money per student than any other state in the nation, but ranks 38th in high school graduation rates. 73 percent of New York's students graduate from high school and 37 percent are college ready. To address these major shortcomings in the state's education system, Governor Cuomo called for the creation of the New NY Education Reform Commission in his 2012 State of the State address.