New Mission

New Mission

My idea is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues. I’d like to see different successful schools, wherever they may be, up close. I’d like to sit down with directors and administrators. I’d like to speak with government officials who keep a pulse on the education affairs of their communities. I want to learn more about education around the globe through speaking with locals, seeing the schools, and shaking hands with the people responsible for implementing the systems. If you know of any outstanding (public or private) special needs schools in other parts of the world, I’d love to hear about them. If you know any education experts from around the world, I’d love to be introduced to them. Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas. Read more about my mission.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

New York State Education Department Commissioner David Steiner To Resign

Shaking things up a little more in the wake of Cathie Black's resignation, New York State Education Department Commissioner David Steiner has announced that he too will be stepping down.  Commissioner Steiner was responsible for granting the waiver that overlooked Cathie Black's lack of credentials and allowed her to become chancellor.  Commissioner Steiner intends to be out sometime before August 2011.  He and Ms. Black are joined by several other education officials from the NYSED and the NYCDOE who recently announced plans to move on.