In a unanimous vote today, the New York Board of Education voted to hire MaryEllen Elia as their new Commissioner of Education. This from the Tampa Bay Times:
The workforce and budget of the New York Department of Education are about a tenth the size of those she supervised in Hillsborough.
But the department she will lead shapes education policy for nearly 700 school districts, including New York City. It oversees the state’s public colleges, libraries, museums, and broadcasting stations, and provides licenses for 52 professions.
And Elia will be president of University of the State of New York, one of the largest and most comprehensive educational systems in the world.