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.
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Published Friday, Feb 5, 2016