Senator Kennedy wrote to Education Commissioner on November 15 to demand a community forum in Buffalo, but NYSED has not yet responded or scheduled a forum in Buffalo.
Kennedy wants NYSED to ensure Buffalo parents have the chance to learn more and ask questions about new Common Core standards.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, is still waiting for a response from the New York State Education Department following a letter he sent November 15 urging Commissioner John King to schedule a community forum in Buffalo to ensure local families have the opportunity to hear more and ask questions about the state’s new Common Core standards.
Kennedy: With today’s news, about 60,000 students across New York State will have some relief from the stress of double-testing in mathematics.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, commended a decision announced today that will help end the practice of “double-testing” thousands of students. The U.S. Department of Education approved of a request from the NYS Education Department to exempt seventh and eighth grade students who take Regents exams in Algebra or Geometry from also being required to take the state’s year-end mathematics assessment.
Senator Kennedy responds to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address, delivered Wednesday in Albany.
New investment to create jobs in Buffalo, initiatives to improve schools, property tax relief for homeowners are highlights for Kennedy.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, outlined several highlights from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address that will directly impact Western New York. Kennedy said the speech set the tone and the agenda for the upcoming legislative session, and he commended the Governor’s continued focus on Buffalo and Western New York.
Citing concerns over Common Core implementation, Kennedy votes ‘No’ on incumbent members; casts vote for challenger Walter Polka, a Western New Yorker focused on fixing challenges facing schools.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, today voted against the slate of incumbent candidates for the New York State Board of Regents in an attempt to shake-up and bring change to the State Education Department. Citing widespread frustration over the implementation of the Common Core, Kennedy and several of his colleagues in the Senate and Assembly voted in opposition to the current group of regents whose five-year terms are ending this year.