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New York Education Commissioner to Step Down

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Cathie Black isn't the only person announcing a departure.

New York State Education Commissioner David Steiner has announced that he's stepping down, after a two-year stint. He's expected to leave by July.

In a statement, Merryl Tisch, Chancellor of the State Board of Regents, called Steiner one of "America's leading education reform visionaries." She said he's considering several offers for a new job, and made the announcement now because of leaks in the news that he was looking around.

Tisch also praised Steiner's work leading the state's successful $700 million Race to the Top application, and his work on curriculum reform and raising standards.

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ellen from Long Island,NY

Please Help! I have been working for Wyandanch school district in ny, as a speech teacher, for the past 15 years. My districts philosophy is that students shouldn't receive speech services past three years. I am the only therapist at the elementary level with approx. fifty children on my case load.

Because I have so many children on my caseload for sooo many years, just this year I was put on an intervention plan! I think my district is preparing to prove that I am an incompentent teacher and will eventually fire me.

How can I prove that I am a compentent therapist! Do I need to have my principal evaluated or do I need to hire a lawyer?

Aug. 04 2012 10:24 AM
kawtar from newyork/ brooklyn

hi...i'm an 8th grader whos going to graduate. i wasn't selected the high school i was hoping to attend....i was wondering if there was a way i can become a student there it's a block away from me and i like all there programs i get average grades(85)
please write back!!

Apr. 08 2011 05:49 PM

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