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Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on the Resignation of MaryEllen Elia

FOR RELEASE: July 15, 2019

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell


MaryEllen Elia took over as commissioner of education during a tumultuous time in New York’s public schools. She helped heal wounds resulting from the hurried implementation of the state’s annual teacher and principal performance review process (APPR) and Common Core learning standards.

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Regents plan to create commission to reconsider diploma requirements

On Board Online • July 22, 2019

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

The Board of Regents has launched an initiative to re-evaluate New York's high school diploma requirements and announced the creation of a new "blue ribbon" commission to recommend revisions.

The commission membership is expected to overlap with a "working stakeholder group" that is to include NYSSBA and organizations representing superintendents, parents, teachers and administrators, as well as business leaders and representatives from higher education

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