2013 was the year of the common core in New York and in Rockville Centre. From reports of cheating to opting out of state assessments, schools saw an active year in 2013.
Here are the top school stories from 2013 in Rockville Centre:
Rockville Centre Schools Superintendent Dr. William Johnson said Tuesday that the state Education Department “should have known better” when it cited Riverside School’s principal in a cheating incident. Click here for the full story.
The superintendent of Rockville Centre schools warned that “we can’t lose a generation of kids” by allowing the “insanity” of New York’s implementation of Common Core to continue. Click here for the full story.
Rockville Centre Superintendent Dr. William Johnson and Assistant Superintendent Christopher Pelletieri both said they were “disturbed” by the results of the recent New York State assessment tests. Click here for the full story.
Rockville Centre Superintendent William Johnson spoke at Wednesday’s board meeting about the high number of district students who “opted out” of the new state assessment exams that started Tuesday. Click here for the full story.
Rockville Centre residents passed the 2013-14 school budget Tuesday and re-elected John O’Shea to the board of education. The $100.7 million budget passed by a final margin of 2,089 to 1,499. Click here for the full story.
Incumbent John O’Shea and challenger Lynda Rubino squared off in a public forum Tuesday night at South Side Middle School for a spot on the Rockville Centre Board of Education. Click here for the full story.
Responding to parent concerns of potentially crowded classrooms at Watson Elementary School, the Rockville Centre School Board on Tuesday adopted a new policy that will allow children whose average class size exceeds 23 students to go to another school. Click here for the full story.