No North Country Names On State's New Common Core Panel

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Governor Andrews Cuomo has named the people who will review the rollout of the Common Core standards in New York state - and none of them are from the north country.

The Common Core Implementation Panel includes national experts as well as state Legislators, parents, educators, and business and community leaders.

They will review the rollout and deliver a set of recommendations before the end of the legislative session to improve the Common Core's implementation.

The members of the panel are:

· Stanley S. Litow, Vice President, IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs & President, IBM International Foundation (chair)

· Senator John Flanagan, Senate Education Committee Chair (Senate appointee)

· Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Assembly Education Committee Chair (Assembly appointee)

· Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University Graduate School of Education

· Todd Hathaway, Teacher, East Aurora High School (Erie County)

· Alice Jackson-Jolley, Parent (Westchester County)

· Anne Kress, President, Monroe Community College

· Nick Lawrence, Teacher, East Bronx Academy for the Future (NYC)

· Delia Pompa, Senior Vice President of Programs, National Council of La Raza

· Charles Russo, Superintendent, East Moriches UFSD (Long Island)

· Dan Weisberg, EVP & General Counsel, The New Teacher Project

Common Core is the new and tougher national standards for teaching and testing.

Since it was first rolled out in New York, it has been the subject of controversy.

This week, one of New York's most powerful leaders, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, announced he supports a delay for Common Core testing.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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