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Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan On New York Education Reforms and the Selection of John King as State Chief

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Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on New York's education reforms and the appointment of John King as state education commissioner.

"New York is showing great leadership in education reform with the selection of John King as the new state chief and the thoughtful proposals for supporting and strengthening the teaching profession. I salute David Steiner for his record as the state's top education official. He has built consensus among many different stakeholders, and his efforts will translate into positive change in New York's classrooms for years to come."