First Chancellor Black and Now Commissioner Steiner!

Dear Commons Community,

This morning Cathie Black left her position as the NYC Schools Chancellor and this afternoon we received word that NYS Education Commissioner David Steiner will also be leaving his position.  Commissioner Steiner was a colleague of ours as Dean of the School of Education at Hunter College.  Below is a blurb on his departure.


Just hours after the news broke that New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black was stepping down, the New York State Education Department confirmed that Commissioner David Steiner is indeed leaving his post as well.

“With the anticipated approval of a final teacher evaluation program in the coming months, I have informed Chancellor Tisch and members of the Board of Regents that I intend to leave the State Education Department later this year,” Steiner said in a statement. “Together we will begin to plan for a seamless transition.”


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