Posted Monday, September 16th 2013 @ 5pm
2013-2013 marks Year Two of the implementation of Common Core standards in New York public schools. In this edition of Clearview, Ken Slentz, the Deputy Commissioner of Regents at the New York State Education Department talks about what was learned from Year One baseline testing and plans for the coming year. Slentz discusses the pressures schools and students have experienced in transitioning to more rigorous demands and tools the Education Department has developed to help. He anticipates Common Core Year Two will build on what was accomplished in Year One. Slentz talks about the possibility of extending the hours a child spends in school. He also addresses the call for parents to become more involved and acknowledges some are doing all they can do already. Slentz says the Education Department is exploring ways other community resources (for example, libraries) can be utilized to help children succeed in school.