February 7, 2014
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Members of Common Core Implementation Panel

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the members of the Common Core Implementation Panel, which will undertake an immediate and comprehensive review of the rollout of the Common Core standards in New York State. In his budget address last month, the Governor proposed improving the implementation of the Common Core in New York. The panel, which includes national experts as well as New York State legislators, parents, educators, and business and community leaders, will deliver a set of recommendations before the end of the legislative session to improve the Common Cores implementation.


The Common Core standards are a critical part of transforming New Yorks schools, and the failure to effectively implement them has led to confusion and frustration among students and their families, Governor Cuomo said. I urge the members of this panel to work speedily in bringing forward a set of actionable recommendations to improve the implementation of the Common Core.


Since the Common Core was first instituted in New York, there has been significant dialogue on the subject from parents, teachers, school administrators, and community leaders from around the state that has raised the issue of problems with the programs implementation. While the Common Core is necessary to transforming the states education system, like any set of standards it must be properly administered in order to truly improve New Yorks schools.


The members of the panel are:


  • Stanley S. Litow, Vice President, IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs & President, IBM International Foundation (Chair)
  • Senator John Flanagan, Senate Education Committee Chair (Senate appointee)
  • Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Assembly Education Committee Chair (Assembly appointee)
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University Graduate School of Education
  • Todd Hathaway, Teacher, East Aurora High School (Erie County)
  • Alice Jackson-Jolley, Parent (Westchester County)
  • Anne Kress, President, Monroe Community College
  • Nick Lawrence, Teacher, East Bronx Academy for the Future (NYC)
  • Delia Pompa, Senior Vice President of Programs, National Council of La Raza
  • Charles Russo, Superintendent, East Moriches UFSD (Long Island)
  • Dan Weisberg, EVP & General Counsel, The New Teacher Project