There is no link for this story, but ipt out leaders are buzzing with the news that children with cognitive disabilities will be tested online this spring. In the past, these children were give performance assessments in line with their IEPS. One parent called this “cruel and unusual punishment” for these vulnerable children. A personal call to a high-ranking state official confirmed that this decision was made by State Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, without consulting the Board of Regents.

No, it is not “all about the kids.