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The leader of the state's teachers union says arming teachers with guns will not make schools safer.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the New York State United Teachers stands behind it's 'long-held' position.

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New York state’s education commissioner said Tuesday that new state-specific learning standards will offer several improvements over the controversial Common Core standards. This comes as students in grades three through eight across the state's 700 school  began the first of three days of math testing on Tuesday.


Three quarters of school districts in the state have applied for waivers from the new teacher evaluation rules set out by Governor Cuomo and the legislature in March.

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Leaders of all of the state’s local governments, as well as unions representing teachers and public workers, are warning state lawmakers not to simply renew the state’s property tax cap without some changes.

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In revamping the state’s evaluation system, Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch said she aims to have fewer tests for students, and more productive professional development for teachers.

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The President of the state’s teachers’ union says members aren’t yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.

New York State’s largest teachers union has filed a lawsuit against the state’s property tax cap, arguing it’s unconstitutional.