Task force recommends New York overhaul, rename Common Core

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A task force is recommending that New York state overhaul and rename the Common Core learning standards, shorten the time spent testing students and delay plans to use the tests to grade teachers.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the recommendations from his Common Core Task Force late Thursday. The panel says they will help “right the ship” and restore public trust in the state’s education system.

Cuomo called for a “total reboot” of the Common Core amid criticism that the state rushed out the college-driven standards that have been adopted by most states without adequately training or equipping teachers, and then too quickly linked the standards to standardized tests used to evaluate teachers and students.

The reform recommendations were praised by the state’s largest teachers union and several advocacy groups.

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