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Assembly passes education reform bill

May 21, 2015 6:39 am
Matthew Hamilton is reporting at Capital Confidential the state Assembly Wed., May 20, passed an omnibus education reform package that addresses both the updated teacher evaluation system and the Common Core standards. The bill is a one-house proposal that grants an extension to when schools must fully implement the new evaluation system, and breaks the connection between funding from full implementation of the standards. While the Assembly bill has no Senate sponsors, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan is sponsoring a Senate omnibus bill that also would extend the time that schools have to implement evaluation plans and require the state Education commissioner to review the Common Core standards. That bill is still in the Education Committee. Read the full story at Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.