Education forum moving to Eastport-South Manor HS

11/09/2013 5:13 PM |
GRANT PARPAN PHOTO | The main entrance to the Kenneth P. LaValle Campus in Manorville.

GRANT PARPAN PHOTO | The main entrance to the Kenneth P. LaValle Campus in Manorville.

The public forum with New York Department of Education commissioner John King that was first scheduled for Riverhead High School is now being moved to the Eastport-South Manor High School auditorium in Manorville.

Kenneth P. LaValle

Kenneth P. LaValle

After the News-Review reported the state education department had chosen Riverhead as the location for the Nov. 26 meeting — even listing the venue on its website — State Senator Ken LaValle told the newspaper the planned location would be changing.

He said he suspected the event would be well-attended and need about 200 more seats than Riverhead High School’s 800-seat auditorium.

State education officials then said they were “working with the senator to pick a location.”

The state’s website was updated Friday with the new location at the Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School, located at the Kenneth P. LaValle Campus. (See map below.)

The forum will be run from 6 to 8 p.m., and is designed to answer questions and provide information to the public on the Common Core Stand Standards Initiative, and with that, teacher evaluations and state assessments.

Mr. LaValle, himself a former educator, said he has concerns about how Common Core is being implemented.

Among those concerns, he pointed to excessive testing for elementary school students and students with disabilities.


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