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"Regents Reform Agenda: 'Assessing' Our Progress" Hearings Information


December 12, 2013 - NYS Education Chairman Flanagan Calls For Immediate SED Action on Common Core and Unveils a Package of Legislative Actions

Please click here to view video of Senator Flanagan's press conference on December 12, 2013


Legislative Actions Proposed By Senator Flanagan:

S6006 - Unnecessary Testing - APPR Legislation

S6007A - Privacy Protection Legislation

S6008 - P2 Testing Legislation

S6009 - Truth In Testing Legislation



First Hearing Was Held on Tuesday, September 17th - click here to view video of this hearing

Suffolk Community College, Health, Sports and Education Center, Grant Campus

1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood

Transcript of Hearing


September 17, 2013 Hearing Agenda

New York State Education Department

New York State Board of Regents - Regent Roger Tilles

Jeanette Deutermann, Parent from Bellmore, New York

Marianne Adrian, Parent from Levittown, New York

New York State United Teachers - Nadia Resnikoff

Robert Vecchio, Board of Education President, William Floyd Union Free School District

James Gounaris, Board of Education President, Herricks Union Free School District

Dr. Donald James, Commack Union Free School District Superintendent

Dr. Tom Rogers, Nassau BOCES

John Hogan, West Hempstead Union Free School District Superintendent

Claudine DiMuzio, Elementary Principal/Facilitator of Hauppauge Parent Advocacy Group

Hauppauge Board of Education Advocacy Committee

Michelle Marino, Principal, Southdown Primary, Huntington Union Free School District

John Nocero, Council of Administrators & Supervisors

Arnold Dodge, Professor, CW Post, LIU, Chairperson of the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration

Lisa Rudley, Autism Action Network


Second Meeting was Held on Tuesday, October 1st - click here to view video of the hearing

Syracuse City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor

233 East Washington Street, Syracuse

Transcript of Hearing


October 1, 2013 Hearing Agenda

New York State Education Department

Richard Longhurst, NYS PTA

Aimee Rogstad Guidera, Data Quality Campaign

Reginal Leichty, EducationCounsel and Nelson, Mullins, Riley

Kevin Ahern, Syracuse Teachers Association - NYSUT

Corliss Kaiser, Fayetteville-Manlius

Diana Bowers, Hamilton Central School District

David Syracuse

Sharon Contreras, Superintendent, Syracuse City Schools

Jennifer Pyle, Conference of Big 5 School Districts

Michael Cohen, Achieve

James Viola, SAANYS

David Little, New York State School Boards

Bill Phillips, Northeast Charter Schools Association

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi




Third Meeting Was Held on Wednesday, October 16th  - click here to view video of this hearing

Buffalo City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 13th Floor

65 Niagara Square, Buffalo 

Transcript of Hearing


October 16, 2013 Hearing Agenda

Regent Robert M. Bennett, Chancellor Emeritus – Erie County Document One

Regent Robert M. Bennett, Chancellor Emeritus – Erie County Document Two

Dr. Pam Brown, Superintendent, Buffalo Schools

Linda Hoffman, Erie 2, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus BOE

Jim Sampson, BOE

Dan Drmacich, Principal, Retired Teacher

Naomi Cerre, Principal, Lafayette High School

Eric Mihelbergel, Parent

Carrie Remis, Executive Director, Rochester’s Parent Power

New York State United Teachers

Scott G. Martzloff, Superintendent, Williamsville Central Schools

Preethi Govindaraj, Co-Founder, Minerva

Dr. Paul Vermette, Professor of Education, Niagara University

Mark Beehler, Vice-President, Empire State Supervisors and Administrators Association

Dr. Bruce Fraser, Executive Director, Rural Schools Association

Cheryl Oldham, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Niagara Region PTA

Buffalo Council of School Administrators

David Hursh, Professor, University of Rochester 


Fourth Meeting was held on Tuesday, October 29th - click here to view video

Senate Hearing Room, 19th Floor

250 Broadway, New York City

Transcript of Hearing

October 29, 2013 Hearing Agenda

New York State Education Department/New York State Board of Regents

Michael Mulgrew, President, United Federation of Teachers

Shael Polakow-Suransky, Chief Academic Officer, New York City Department of Education

Karen Sprowal

Jan Johnson

Jan Johnson Letter

Jan Johnson PDF

Deborah Rayow, Vice-President, Core Curriculum and Credit Recovery, Edgenuity

Tenicka Boyd, StudentsFirstNY

Nathalie Elivert, StudentsFirstNY

Leonie Haimson, Executive Director, Class Size Matters

Class Size Matters Power Point

Zakiyah Ansari, Advocacy Director, Alliance for Quality Education

Dr. Monty Neill, Ed.D., Executive Director, FairTest

NCLB’s Lost Decade for Educational Progress by Monty Neill

Student Assessment Profile - submitted by Monty Neill

Marco Battistella, Member of the Steering Committee of Time Out From Testing

Letter submitted by Marco Battistella

James Merriman, CEO of the NYC Charter School Center

Sheila Kaplan Founder, Education New York

Council of School Administrators

Rosalie Friend, NYS Information Coordinator, Save Our Schools

John Owens, Teacher and Author

Excerpt from John Owens

Excerpt from John Owens

Fred Smith, Retired Member of NYC Department of Education, Testing Department

Nicholas Lawrence, 8th Grade Teacher and Educators 4 Excellence Member

Stephen Boese, Executive Director, Learning Disabilities Association of NYS

Call To Action from Stephen Boese

Dr. Ruth Powers Silverberg, Ed.D Associate Professor, College of Staten Island


Fifth Meeting was held on Wednesday, November 13th - click here to view video 

Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room A

181 State Street, Albany

Transcript of Hearing

November 13, 2013 Hearing Agenda

Kathleen Ferguson, NYSUT

Sheila Kaplan

Margarita Garcia-Notario, PhD, SUNY Plattsburgh, Parent Representative of North Country Schools

Heather Briccetti, President and CEO, New York State Business Council

Dan McConnell, 3rd Grade Teacher, Marathon School District

Tim Farley, Principal, Ichabod Crane Elementary, Kinderhook, NY

Kathryn Brown

Doug Selwyn, College Professor, Plattsburgh

Wendy Richards, Doctoral Student at D’Youville College

Bill Wolff, LaSalle School, Albany, NY

Claire Sylvan, Internationals Network for Public Schools

Dr. Brenda Myers, Superintendent, Valhalla UFSD

Ms. Judith Johnson, Interim-Superintendent, Mt. Vernon

Valhalla Board of Education Resolution on High Stakes Testing

Council of School Superintendents

Mark Schneiderman, Software & Information Industry Association

The Common Core Challenge

Committee for Hispanic Children and Families

Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents

New York State Educational Conference Board

Christopher Tienkin


Please click here to read submitted written testimony