WGXC-90.7 FM

Ed Commissioner addresses CDCSD teachers

Sep 02, 2015 6:55 am
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="217"] MaryEllen Alia during her tenure as Hillsborough County (Fla.) superintendent.
(Patch.com file photo)[/caption]

Charlie Holmes is reporting in The Daily Mail New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia [EH-lee-uh] spoke to teachers and administrators at the Cairo-Durham Central School District Tue., Sept. 1, telling them communication and collaboration are the keys to making students succeed. The Common Core standards and their assessments were a major focus of the afternoon session held as part of the district's Superintendent's Conference Day. “I think there were a number of reasons that people reacted.... One of them was there wasn’t a lot of communication done about why we should change the standards,” Elia said. She said new standards are needed because 30 percent of students graduating from high school statewide are unable to survive in the SUNY or CUNY system without taking remedial classes. The Annual Professional Performance Reviews were also part of the conversation, Tuesday. Teachers asked if their own reviews would also be curved since the Commissioner said it would take time for students to adjust to a new standards. “The formula…is not based strictly on what a student’s score is. It’s [based] on the growth of that student and there are factors... to take into account,” Elia said. Classes in the Cairo-Durham district begin September 8. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Contact Info
Mailing: PO Box 13 Acra, NY 12405
Main Office / Acra Studio
(518) 622-2598
WGXC Office
(518) 697-7400
WGXC Hudson Studio
(518) 828-0290
WGXC Feedback
(518) 212-7509 feedback@wgxc.org
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Studio: 5662 Route 23 Acra, NY 12405
WGXC Hudson Studio: 369 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534