New York State Education Department

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New York Department of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:John B. King, Jr.
FY 2014 Budget:$18.94 billion[1]
Year founded:1812
Website:Department Home Page
The New York Department of Education oversees public P-12 education and public libraries in New York. The New York State also developed a statewide system of public schools, under the common school law of 1812. Gideon Hawley served as the first Superintendent of Common Schools. On April 1, 1904, the Education Department was established, unifying the elementary and secondary departments.[2] The department managed 5,001 schools and 2,882,218 K-12 students during the 2010-11 school year.[3]



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See also
New York Commissioner of Education
List of school districts in New York
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The mission statement of the New York State Education Department reads:[4]
Our mission is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York. Our vision is to provide leadership for a system that yields the best educated people in the world.[5]


The current Commissioner of Education is John King. The following list details his cabinet officials:[6]

  • Secretary to the Board: Anthony Lofrumento
  • External Affairs: Dennis Tompkins
  • Executive Deputy Commissioner: Elizabeth Berlin
  • General Counsel: Richard Trautwein

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education has eight divisions managed by assistant superintendents listed below:[7]

  • Office of P-12 Education: Ken Slentz
  • Office of Higher Education: John D'Agati
  • Office of Cultural Education: Jeffrey Cannell
  • Office of Performance Improvement and Management Services: Sharon Cates-Williams
  • Chief Financial Office: Donald Juron
  • Office of Counsel: Richard Trautwein
  • Office of the Professions: Douglas Lentivech
  • Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services: Kevin Smith

State Board of Regents

The New York State Board of Regents is comprised of 17 members, all elected by the State Legislature. Board members are elected for five year terms. One member is elected from each of the 13 judicial districts and four members serve at large. Board members do not receive a salary but they are reimbursed for travel and related expenses. The Board is responsible for the general supervision of state education related activities. The Board also presides over the general supervision of all educational activities within the State, as well as presiding over The University and New York State Education Department.[8]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the New York Department of Education:

New York Department of Education Organizational Chart

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