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New Yorkers no more familiar with Common Core than in November

New Yorkers are no more familiar with the new learning standards in classrooms than they were three months ago -- before a flurry of public forums on the Common Core. 

A Siena College Research Institute poll released Monday found about the same percentage of voters said they were "very familiar" with the Common Core learning standards than they were in November. This month, 23 percent of those polled said they were very familiar with the new standards. In November, 22 percent described themselves that way.

The 1 percent difference is within the poll's margin of error. 

Since Siena first started asking voters about the Common Core standards in November, a series of public forums focused on the new standards have been held by the state Department of Education, as well as school districts across the region. Local groups concerned about the implementation of the standards and the standardized tests tied to them have also held public meetings.

The poll released Monday also found that voters continue to be divided about the learning standards, with 36 percent saying they ware too demanding and 24 percent saying they're not demanding enough.

See the full poll results on the Siena College Research Institute's website here

-- Denise Jewell Gee

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Denise Jewell Gee

Denise Jewell Gee

Denise Jewell Gee joined The Buffalo News in 2007 and currently covers education and suburban schools. She also writes a column for the City & Region section and previously covered government in Erie County and Niagara Falls. Gee graduated from Boston University with degrees in journalism and political science.

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Tiffany Lankes

Tiffany Lankes

Tiffany Lankes joined The Buffalo News in 2013 and primarily covers the Buffalo Public Schools. She has written about education since 2003 at newspapers in Florida and New York. In 2008, she was a nominated finalist for The Pulitzer Prize. Lankes is an Amherst native and graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and Syracuse University. She started her journalism career writing for the News’ NeXt section.

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Sandra Tan

Sandra Tan

Sandra Tan has been a cityside reporter for The Buffalo News since 2000 and currently covers the Buffalo Public Schools beat. She previously covered the Williamsville school district and was a full-time education reporter for five years prior to joining The News. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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Deidre Williams

Deidre Williams

Deidre Williams began working for The Buffalo News in 1999 and currently covers Buffalo Public Schools. She formerly was a suburban reporter on the Northtowns beat and has been a cityside reporter covering communities since 2004. Williams has a mass communications degree from Towson University.

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