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Borrowing from the phone number for information (411), this site contains a series of 1 page summaries covering topics that are often difficult for people outside of the education profession to understand or get information about. The format of these documents is standard- a brief summary, followed by information and details on the topic, ending with links to additional information and resources. We hope you find these helpful. If you have a suggestion for topics to include in this "4-1-1" format, please email us.

The "State" of Testing
NYS School Report Cards
School Ratings & Rankings
Teaching Controversial Topics
Common Core Standards
No Child Left Behind
Education Jargon


411 Videos

In addition to the documents above, the video clips below offer a slightly deeper dive into many of the same topics, as well as some others. These clips appeared as either Bedford Central Buzz episodes, are presentations from BOE meetings, or other district and school presentations.

"State Testing 101"The Relationship between Standards and Curriculum
A Glimpse into the Dual Language
Program at MKES

Note: click on Curriculum, Planning & Assessments
to jump directly to the presentation at the link above.