- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has assembled a panel of educators, lawmakers and parents to review the Common Core learning standards and the way schoolchildren are tested on them.

Cuomo has been critical of the state’s rollout of the standards and earlier this month promised a review and changes. On Monday, he launched the 15-member Common Core Task Force to be led by Richard Parsons, a senior adviser at Providence Equity Partners. Parsons led an earlier education reform panel that made recommendations in January 2014.

Cuomo said the Common Core panel’s agenda is “a total reboot” of the Common Core system. He’s seeking a review of the standards themselves, the training of teachers and the tests used to measure student and teacher performance.

A report is expected by year’s end.

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