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State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia Delivers 2016 Kossoff Lecture on Education Policy

 

New York State Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia gave the 2016 Kossoff Lecture on Education Policy at Teachers College on February 4.

In her first major policy speech, delivered at TC's Joyce B. Cowin Auditorium, Elia observed that New Yorkers moved "at warp speed" to a "high pitch" level of concern about controversial issues such as common core and testing. “Maybe the things that were done would have ended up much better if they hadn’t been done in the time sequence that they were,” Elia said.

​She also noted that the ​State Education Department and state Board of Regents are reviewing the controversial Common Core learning standards, the state's teacher evaluation system and state standardized tests.​ And she stood by her previous decision to remove time limits from standardized tests for students in grades 3 through 8.

Read the story in Politico New York

Read the story on the WNYC's SchoolBook blog.

Published Friday, Feb 5, 2016

MaryEllen Elia
MaryEllen Elia, New York State Commissioner of Education, delivers the 2016 Kossoff Lecture on Education Policy Photo credit: J.D. Closser

 

New York State Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia gave the 2016 Kossoff Lecture on Education Policy at Teachers College on February 4.

In her first major policy speech, delivered at TC's Joyce B. Cowin Auditorium, Elia observed that New Yorkers moved "at warp speed" to a "high pitch" level of concern about controversial issues such as common core and testing. “Maybe the things that were done would have ended up much better if they hadn’t been done in the time sequence that they were,” Elia said.

​She also noted that the ​State Education Department and state Board of Regents are reviewing the controversial Common Core learning standards, the state's teacher evaluation system and state standardized tests.​ And she stood by her previous decision to remove time limits from standardized tests for students in grades 3 through 8.

Read the story in Politico New York

Read the story on the WNYC's SchoolBook blog.

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