John KingFormer high school teacher and middle school principal John B. King, Jr. is Commissioner of Education for the State of New York , overseeing more than 7,000 public and independent elementary and secondary schools that serve 3.1 million students, and President of the University of the State of New York.Previously King served as Managing Director of Uncommon Schools, where he helped found several of the highest performing urban charter schools in New York. At Teachers College, he earned his master's degree in Social Studies and Education within the Department of Arts and Humanities.
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Charter Founder Is Named Education Commissioner (New York Times)
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