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On Board Online • March 16, 2015
By Cathy Woodruff
The state Board of Regents received it's most extensive makeover in recent memory with the election of three incumbents and four newcomers by the state Legislature.
Stormy politics surrounding the rollout of Common Core standards, teacher evaluations and other education issues appear to have prompted lawmakers to make a visible change on the board.
The four new members will shift the gender balance of the 17-member board, giving women a nine-member majority. With the new members, the board also adds two African-Americans and the first Asian-American Regent.
Two veteran Regents, James Dawson of Peru and Robert Bennett of Tonawanda, were replaced.Read the entire article>>
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