Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Video of Education Commissioner Mills' Speech at Rockefeller Institute
The next round of education reform — including establishment of new national standards — will be driven by the states, with New York among those leading the way, State Education Commissioner Richard P. Mills told educators, legislators and researchers at a May 4 forum hosted by the Rockefeller Institute of Government. Mills predicted that the $4.4 billion in federal stimulus money intended to reward states that have taken the lead in pursuing federal reform priorities will be won by consortia rather than individual states. Mills' talk also covered a range of other current education topics, including standards, outcomes, financing, technology and more.