public education NY: Mixed Reaction Over John King Appointment By Dave Lucas • 3 hours ago twitter When John King, New York's top-ranking education official, left his post for a federal position, many New Yorkers breathed a sigh of a relief. That relief is short-lived, now that King is succeeding U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Listen Listening... / 3:57 Richard Iannuzzi: What Do Parents Really Want? By Richard Iannuzzi • Aug 19, 2013 Listen Listening... / 3:56 Earlier this month, the State Education Department released results from the first standardized tests tied to the new Common Core standards adopted by over 40 states. Berkshire County School District Will Begin Study To Determine Future Path By Lucas Willard • Jun 27, 2013 Lenox Public Schools A Berkshire school district will begin a planning initiative this summer to find new solutions to common problems including declining government funding and student population. The school committee for Lenox public schools recently voted to begin work on a strategy that will look for ways the district can plan for current and future issues.