NY education reform commission issues final report

01.15.14 | Bob Price

A commission appointed to find ways to improve public education in New York has recommended expanding pre-kindergarten, upgrading classroom technology and rewarding top teachers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who appointed the New NY Education Reform Commission in 2012, released the panel's final report Tuesday, a week after endorsing several of its recommendations during his 2014 State of the State address. The 25-member commission was chaired by Richard Parsons, senior adviser at Providence Equity Partners, and included educators, business people, lawmakers and reform advocates.  Recommendations also include providing more college scholarships in high-needs science and math fields, promoting paid internships and reducing obstacles to school district mergers.