NY education commissioner

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New York State’s new education commissioner, MaryEllen Elia, has been on the job just over a week, and she’s been traveling the state on a listening tour to reach out to teachers, school boards and others who’ve been buffeted by an intense political climate during the most recent legislative session. She recently attended a meeting of the Rural Schools Association in Cooperstown.

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The state’s Education Commissioner, John King, answered questions form skeptical lawmakers at a hearing on growing concerns over student privacy.