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Commissioner MaryEllen Elia

MaryEllen EliaMaryEllen Elia is the New York State Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York (USNY). In this role, she oversees the work of more than 700 school districts with 3.2 million students; 7,000 libraries; 900 museums; and 52 professions encompassing more than 850,000 licensees.



In New York State, we are committed to high learning standards and to evaluating our standards on a regular basis with input from stakeholders. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has undertaken a comprehensive review of the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. Our review began in October with an online, public survey called AIMHighNY. The survey gave anyone with an interest in our schools the opportunity to comment on our current standards.

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