Commissioner King’s conference presentation now available

Friday, October 14th, 2011 at 1:57 pm by

The video for State Education Commissioner John King’s presentation at our fall conference last month is now available on the State Education Department’s website.

See here.

In a news release, SED explains,that the Commissioner,

told school superintendents from across the state that the education reforms adopted by the New York State Board of Regents will help make high school graduates in New York “college- and career- ready.”

The release continues:

“The world of work has changed,” King said. “A high school diploma alone is no longer a ticket to success. Our economy depends on our schools, and we need to improve the results our schools get. We’ve made some progress, but there are still far too many kids not graduating from high school. And too many of those kids who do graduate just aren’t ready for college or a career. The Regents reforms will help change that. The common core standards will make sure that students have the knowledge and the skills to succeed in college and the workplace.”

King laid out a broad vision for school reform, highlighting the key points of the Regents reforms, including the common core standards that will begin to be implemented this year across the state. He urged the superintendents to begin the process by helping teachers implement at least one unit of the common core each semester this school year.

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