Statement from Chancellor Zimpher on Teacher Evaluation Proposal

June 19, 2014

"Unlike other states that have turned their backs on the Common Core, the bill proposed by Governor Cuomo is a sensible solution to preserve and advance these important new standards. My partners and I in higher education will continue to advocate for the Common Core because, just as we are doing in New York State, we must work together to strengthen the education pipeline and improve student success."

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