Friday, 28 March 2014 10:50

New York State Begins Trial Common Core Exams

Written by Staff Report
ALBANY— New York along with 36 other states and Washington D.C. were scheduled to implement testing for new Common Core learning standards for over 4 million U.S. students this week. These trial examination procedures, which will run through June, are meant to give education officials an understanding of the quality of the tests as well as the ability of schools to administer them. The scores from this week’s tests, however, will not count as the actual tests will be administered next year. The highly debated Common Core standards were implemented in order to ensure that students were focused on developing better critical thinking skills in subjects such as math or English.
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Saratoga Springs Politics


  • Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office On January 19, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Bryan S. Pallone, following an investigation into the sales of cocaine within Saratoga County. Pallone is currently incarcerated at the Schenectady County Jail, pending 29 open cases, 19 of them being felonies. This does not include additional multiple warrants that have yet to be executed throughout the Capital Region, involving mostly larceny related offenses, according to the sheriff’s office.  William C. Maguire, 27, of Voorheesville, was charged Jan. 23 with two felony counts of rape, and one felony count criminal sexual act in the first-degree. Maguire…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON Gail Lincoln sold property at 131 West High St to 886 3rd Avenue Troy NY for $190,000 Brookview Court Inc sold property at 74 Arcadia Way to Linda De Los Santos for $361,235 Brookview Court Inc sold property at 72 Arcadia Way to Courtney Howard for $334,532 CORINTH Gerald Hempstead sold property at 25 Hillside Ave to Tyrel Hempstead for $266,000 GALWAY Robert Groff sold property at 1063 and 0 West Galway to Katie Dobson for $252,000 Andrew Jarosh sold property at 1274 NYS Rt 29 to Kevin Hanna for $155,000 MALTA Daniel Jablanski sold property at 23 Vettura…