June 11, 2009

ECB: A meeting of the minds

Source: NYSUT Newswire
Caption: (L-R) NYSUT Executive Vice President Alan Lubin, Interim State Education Commissioner Carole Huxley, and Educational Conference Board Chairman Edward McCormick listen to Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch address members of ECB June 11. Photo by Andrew Watson.

Chancellor Merryl Tisch, the recently elected leader of the Board of Regents, urged members of the Educational Conference Board to work together with state education leaders to make sure New York is in the running for federal Race to the Top funding.

"I believe New York is well positioned to be an aggressive applicant," Tisch said.

In a wide-ranging dialog that touched on everything from charter schools to reinventing the State Education Department, Tisch pledged an open door for the state's education groups.

ECB is a broad coalition of the major educational organizations in the state representing parents, teachers, school administrators and school board members.