Updated 05/31/2012 05:42 PM
Education Commissioner searching for what works
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EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The State's Education Commissioner says it's a case of finding out what works well and trying to spread the word statewide.
John King has been touring the state and visiting schools to see what the problems are, but also to search for solutions.
King left a tour of East Syracuse-Minoa High School impressed by presentations on a number of programs that run the gamut from new teaching approaches to projects that have students working on everything from building houses to developing environmental solutions. King says he found students engaged in a way that he often doesn't see in high schools in New York.
"The students can see the direct connection between the projects that they're engaged in and the work they're doing and possibilities for them in life outside high school and also opportunities to engage with their peers and their community in meaningful projects," King said.
The Education Commissioner says he continues to encourage districts across New York to work together and exchange ideas about plans that will help improve student performance.