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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 9, 2021
For More Information Contact:

JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

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Statement From Chancellor Young, the Board of Regents and Commissioner Rosa on Incoming New York City Chancellor David Banks

We congratulate David Banks on his appointment as the next Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. As a longtime advocate for culturally responsive education and improved student outcomes, we are confident that Mr. Banks will be a true partner in promoting the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion on behalf of the more than one million students in New York’s largest school district.

David is an innovative leader and an advocate for students of color, families and the entire school community. We look forward to working with him to ensure that the Department of Education has the support and resources it needs to provide the high-quality learning that all students deserve.

We would also like to thank Chancellor Meisha Porter for her service and dedication to the students of New York City, providing leadership during the COVID pandemic and thoughtfully planning for the return of students to their classrooms this fall.