Commissioner King: 'We're poised to lead the country'
"We are not retreating. New York is moving forward with a common belief in the power of great teachers to make a difference in the lives of children," said Commissioner John B. King, Jr. in a policy address at the Wagner School, New York University. Following an introduction by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, King announced three new initiatives to further support the State's transition to Common Core Learning Standards.
US Education Secretary urges NY to 'stay the course'
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan expressed strong support for New York's education reforms, speaking at New York University with Commissioner John B. King, Jr. on April 10. Duncan urged critics to put aside 'drama and noise' around the transition to Common Core Learning Standards, and praised King's perseverance in pushing for higher standards for students.
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State Museum Online Exhibit: Newly Recovered Audio Recording of Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Take a look at the new online exhibition on the New York State Museum's website featuring the only known audio recording of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1962 speech commemorating the centennial anniversary of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.