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State education chief scraps Shen visit

After vitriol in Poughkeepsie, King cancels Common Core sessions

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State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. canceled an upcoming visit to the Shenendehowa Central School District just as a video of him being skewered by parents and educators over the state’s Common Core standards went viral. Following a town hall meeting Thursday at a Poughkeepsie high school, where King faced a hostile audience, the state Education Department announced it was suspending the remaining four meetings, which were sponsored by the New York State PTA. ...

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