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Kathleen Ferguson, an elementary school teacher in Schenectady and 2012 New York State Teacher of the Year, talks about the effects of Common Core testing on special education students as state senators Cecilia Tkaczyk and Neil Breslin listen.

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A core concern

Forum focuses on Common Core problems facing special education

Senators Cecilia Tkaczyk and Neil Breslin and Assembly members John McDonald and Phil Steck listened to comments from several speakers Tuesday, Feb. 11, discussing how implementation of the Common Core curriculum has exacerbated challenges for students with special needs.


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