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Sept. 26, 2016: Changes to state education standards, ethics reforms, Ron Briggs


State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia explained recent changes to the state’s ELA and math standards.

We heard reaction to the changes in standards from ECE PolicyWorks Founder Susan Ochshorn and NYS Allies for Public Education member and parent Bianca Tanis.

Barbara Bartoletti, the legislative director for the League of Women Voters, and Blair Horner, the executive director of NYPIRG, explained the call for ethics reforms in light of the recent state economic development scandals.

Ron Briggs, CSEA Capitol Region President, discussed the need for additional support for Child Protective Services to ensure kids are safe.

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