Education

New York Board Of Regents Names New Commissioner

Jul 18, 2019
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Beth Berlin will serve as acting Commissioner of the New York State Education Department starting in September.

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The state’s education commissioner, MaryEllen Elia, abruptly resigned Monday, taking members of the state Board of Regents by surprise. She says she will take a new job at the end of August at an unnamed national firm.  

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The New York State Legislature passed a bill that would appoint a fiscal oversight monitor for Wyandanch schools. The Long Island school district has had money problems in recent years.

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Education advocates say Long Island schools are in need of more teachers of color.

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Connecticut legislators are expected to debate the two-year $43 billion budget deal Governor Ned Lamont reached with Democratic leaders last week. This comes in the final days before the legislative session ends Wednesday.

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