NYS Education Commissioner Tours E. Ramapo

New York State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia toured three public schools in the East Ramapo School District on Wednesday and spoke with officials about what she witnessed. Elia participated in classes, sitting with students and asking questions, later stating that she was impressed with the instruction of students she was seeing. In the afternoon the Commissioner also visited a private Yeshiva in the district. Even with the positive areas in the education of students, Elia stated there is still a ways to go with improvements, including physical repairs of the buildings, and the recommendation from two reports, to have a monitor appointed with the ability to veto decisions made by the school board. Elia stated she is hoping to find resources from the state, for the district to make such improvements, and used some of the time to inform residents and teachers that she is continuing to make changes to the state testing standards.

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