New York State United Teachers has voted in a new president. According to local media reports, Karen Magee, president of the Harrison Association of Teachers in Westchester was voted in early Sunday morning.
Magee will replace Richard Iannuzzi, who has served as NYSUT's president since 2005
On Saturday, the union, in a voice vote, approved a symbolic resolution calling for the “immediate” removal of New York State Education Commissioner John King Jr., who has been criticized for the state’s implementation of the Common Core.
A new report reveals New York State's public schools are the most segregated in the nation.
The report released Wednesday by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California at Los Angeles used U.S. Department of Education statistics: it noted increasing segregation in the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and New York City metro areas. It found many black and Latino students attend schools with virtually no white classmates throughout New York.
NYS Commissioner of Education Dr. John King delivered his state of education address Thursday night in Troy, answering some questions about the controversial implementation of the Common Core.
As part of the 4th Annual Esteves School Education Speaker Series at the Sage College, New York State Commissioner of Education Dr. John King spoke before a crowd of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students.
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.