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StudentsFirstNY Weekly Education News Roundup: January 26-31

De Blasio Must Embrace Bloomberg's Goal to Measure Student Progress
New York Times // January 26, 2014

When the full Regents exam data is released later this spring, it will likely show that only a quarter of New York City students are prepared for college.

NY Daily News Editorial: NY Must Stick with the Common Core
NY Daily News // January 27, 2014

New York teachers, parents, and students have expressed resistance to the rollout of the Common Core standards and its associated curriculum. As a result, Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers are working to get corrective action passed into law to improve the transition into the Common Core.

Lower Education Must Be Improved Before Higher Education
Gawker // January 27, 2014

A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research indicates that the quality of a high school can predict how well its students will perform in college.

Mayor de Blasio Must Continue Plans for Charter School Expansion
NY Daily News // January 30, 2014

If Mayor Bill de Blasio does not continue the plans to open or expand 30 charter schools in New York City, more than 5,600 students could lose their opportunity at a better education.

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