N.Y. Governor Unveils Education Agenda
'Master teacher' proposal, more learning time on tap
Expanding the amount of learning time for students and creating a new class of higher-paid "master teachers" are among the major changes New York state needs to improve its K-12 system, says Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is also championing the idea of opening more community schools that would provide health care and family-counseling services.
Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, is basing much of the education agenda unveiled in his State of the State speech last week on a report released at the start of the month by the New York Education Reform Commission , established by the governor last April to propose changes to public schools and the teaching profession. (Mr. Cuomo's speech marked the official start of the 2013 legislative session in New York.)
Several of the initiatives he proposed, including extended learning time and the "community schools" concept, would be funded by...
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