John King http://wamc.org en NYSUT Not Ready To Reverse No Confidence Vote http://wamc.org/post/nysut-not-ready-reverse-no-confidence-vote <p>The president of the New York State Teachers Union says members aren’t yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 95196 at http://wamc.org NYSUT Not Ready To Reverse No Confidence Vote Harrison Union's Karen Magee Elected NYSUT President http://wamc.org/post/harrison-unions-karen-magee-elected-nysut-president <p></p><p>The Common Core controversy has claimed another victim: New York State United Teachers president Dick Iannuzzi, who lost his seat over the weekend. The vote is remarkable for many reasons.</p><p>Over the weekend, NYSUT convention-goers elected Karen Magee, the 11-year head of the Harrison teachers union in Westchester County,&nbsp;to a three-year term as president of the New York State United Teachers. She unseated Richard Iannuzzi, who served since 2005, and was just the second NYSUT president in the union’s history.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 87609 at http://wamc.org Harrison Union's Karen Magee Elected NYSUT President Commissioner King Attends Common Core Forum in Plattsburgh http://wamc.org/post/commissioner-king-attends-common-core-forum-plattsburgh <p></p><p></p><p>Common Core is a set of nationally developed standards adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, designed to align grade level cirricula across the states. It was adopted in New York, in part, to secure Race to the Top federal education funding. On Wednesday evening, state Commissioner of Education John King was in Plattsburgh, accompanied by Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch, for a panel discussion on Common Core. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 78292 at http://wamc.org Commissioner King Attends Common Core Forum in Plattsburgh New York Education Commissioner Faces Grilling By Assemblymembers http://wamc.org/post/new-york-education-commissioner-faces-grilling-assemblymembers <p></p><p>New York State’s Education Commissioner, John King, faced a bi-partisan grilling by liberal and conservative Assemblymembers at a hearing on growing concerns over student privacy. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:07:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 78235 at http://wamc.org New York Education Commissioner Faces Grilling By Assemblymembers NY Begins First Statewide School-To-Job Project http://wamc.org/post/ny-begins-first-statewide-school-job-project <p>New York is set to launch the first statewide effort in the nation using an innovative school-to-career program.</p><p>More than 6,000 New York students are expected to join the program in 2014. It teaches high school students additional workplace skills with the help of mentors. The program continues through community colleges and graduates will be "first in line" for jobs at certain companies.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:24:34 +0000 Jaired Crofut 76968 at http://wamc.org NY Begins First Statewide School-To-Job Project Parents, Teachers Oppose Common Core Reforms At Albany Forum http://wamc.org/post/parents-teachers-oppose-common-core-reforms-albany-forum <p>New York State Education Commissioner John&nbsp;King Jr. told an audience of parents and teachers the state isn’t going to delay new Common Core learning reforms, but is open to "adjustments" going forward.</p><p>King spoke at forum in Albany, his first since an earlier series of planned appearances was cancelled after he was shouted down at a meeting in Poughkeepsie on Oct. 10.</p><p>For more than three hours, parents described how frustrated their children were over constant testing and inappropriate curriculum for their age.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:03:58 +0000 Jaired Crofut 76316 at http://wamc.org Parents, Teachers Oppose Common Core Reforms At Albany Forum NY Education Commissioner To Hold Forum In Albany http://wamc.org/post/ny-education-commissioner-hold-forum-albany <p>It’s back to school and this time for parents…</p><p>New York State Education Commissioner John King will be at Myers Middle School in Albany tonight. The controversial Common Core standards forum comes a week after King cancelled the first set of sessions following a raucous &nbsp;appearance in Poughkeepsie on October 10th. King said the meetings had been "co-opted by special interests whose stated goal is to 'dominate' the questions and manipulate the forum...” The meetings were rescheduled after an outcry from parents and teachers.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:52:49 +0000 Jaired Crofut 76225 at http://wamc.org NY Education Commissioner To Hold Forum In Albany Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary http://wamc.org/post/dr-alan-chartocks-morning-commentary-42 <p>WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the possibility of a deal ending the government shutdown and New York state education commissioner John King&#39;s decision to suspend forums around the state after a meeting last week in Poughkeepsie that caused quite a stir.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:25:02 +0000 Alan Chartock 75559 at http://wamc.org Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary