By Patrick Wall | Chalkbeat NY
“The state’s outgoing education policy chief on Wednesday implored Gov. Andrew Cuomo to preserve the state’s new tougher learning standards and exams, despite mounting opposition from parents and teachers unions.
Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch, who recently announced she will step down in March, oversaw the state’s rocky shift to the Common Core standards and tests. Cuomo backed the switch to more challenging learning goals, but he has sharply criticized the way the state education department managed the transition.”