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StudentsFirstNY Weekly Education News Roundup: December 9-13

In this week's education news: Common Core supporters welcome NY State Education Commissioner John King, parents worry about the future of charter schools, and misconceptions about the Common Core are clarified.

StudentsFirstNY Vocalizes Support for Common Core at Brooklyn Hearing
PIX 11 // December 10, 2013

Tenicka Boyd, the director of organizing at StudentsFirstNY, voiced her support for the Common Core because every student, regardless of their background, will receive the same education.

Supporters Welcome the Common Core in Brooklyn
GothamSchools // December 11, 2013

Common Core supporters including StudentsFirstNY, Families for Excellent Schools and Educators 4 Excellence greeted New York State Education Commissioner John King at public forums in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Common Core Supporters Express Their Need for Change
WNYC // December 10, 2013

On Tuesday evening, Common Core supporters attended a forum in Brooklyn, welcoming New York State Education Commissioner John King.

Opinion: NY Parents Worry if Bill de Blasio Will Destroy Charter Schools
Wall Street Journal // December 11, 2013

New York City mayor-elect Bill de Blasio criticized charter schools during his campaign. Parents of 70,000 charter students are concerned about the future of charter schools.

Opinion: Common Core Will Help Teachers
New York Post // December 12, 2013

The implementation of the Common Core standards has sparked several debates across the country. Co-founder of Educators for Excellence and former Bronx elementary school teacher Evan Stone discusses how teachers can benefit from the new standards.

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