Regents adopt new English, math standards
Bethany Bump is reporting in the Times Union the New York state Board of Regents Mon., Sep. 11, approved new English and math standards for students in prekindergarten through 12th grade. The new standards substantially revise the Common Core standards that went into effect statewide five years ago. The action taken Monday followed two years of review and revision by more than 100 teachers, administrators, parents and early childhood specialists statewide. The Next Generation Learning Standards place an emphasis on play and curiosity among young students, age-appropriate education, and flexibility in measuring students of different abilities and languages. "The standards we adopted today continue to be rigorous, to challenge New York's students to do more and to prepare them for life in the 21st century," said Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa. Teachers will have three full school years to be trained in the standards and to develop local curricula. The new standards will be taught beginning in September 2020, and the first state tests based on the standards will be administered in the spring of 2021. A full list of the new English Language Arts and math standards can be found at www [dot] NYSED [dot] gov. Read the full story in the Times Union.