Senator Kevin Parker Interviews Dr. John B. King Jr., Commissioner of the State Education Department

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    State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Dr. John B. King Jr. Commissioner of the New York State Education Department

    June 5, 2012

    Discussion Topics:

    Race to the Top, Priorities of State Ed, Parental Involvement

     About State Ed


    It is part of the University of the State of New York one of the most complete, interconnected systems of educational services in the United States. It is responsible for the supervision for all public schools and all standardized testing, as well as the production and administration of state tests and Regents Examinations.  In addition, the State Education Department oversees higher education, cultural institutions such as museums and libraries, and the licensing of numerous professions.


    About Senator Kevin Parker:

    Senator Kevin S. Parker is a member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus.  He is intimately familiar with the needs of his ethnically diverse community that consists of 311,000 constituents in Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington and Borough Park. He is the Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, former Majority Whip and Chair of the Democratic Task Force on New Americans.