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Lackawanna City School district.
Pulled teachers out of a NYS TEST to let teachers know their position would be eliminated or reduced. More than half the day remained with students crying and being extremely supportive to the teachers that mean much more than just being a teacher to them as emotions were high from both teachers and students.
How do they pull teachers from a NYS TEST and how do they do it in such a classless way to not wait to the end of the day?
also, the district is being visited by the state as they may be under review for academic deficencies in the state tested areas yet almost every teacher let go was in a core area (math, english, social, science). Doing this will only increase class sizes to maximum capacity with students who really need more time from their teacher and not less time from their teacher.
District is not in compliance with AIS regulations as to provide all students who did not meet the standards on the NYS assessment for that subject. i.e. every students gets a level 1 or 2 on nys assessment and should then receive ais class to help them improve progress but not every student is being afforded this opportunity.