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I stepped in front of my first class of students more than 20 years ago, shortly after returning to western NY, just weeks after finishing my Masters program at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. Although I did my student teaching in Nashville, my entire professional teaching career was in New York State. I grew up around Rochester and have been in the Buffalo area since my return. As a middle and high schooler, I belonged to the Yorkers History Club (extracurricular club for NYS students interested in NYS history.) Which is to say, I have a deep and abiding love for the Empire State. In this series, I look at New York State education history – from school district naming conventions to significant figures and everything in between. Please feel free to reach out via the contact form if you have a particular question about education in NYS!

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Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York

Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York

My first historical research project was sparked by gaps I saw on this page when I first visited a few years ago, looking for the name of the first woman Regent. The page originally ended with the 1904 appointments and I began looking around for sources that would...

Episode 3 – The New York State Regents

Episode 3 – The New York State Regents

A momentary bright light in his high school experience, Paul didn't hate the Regents exams. In today's episode, we indulge all of Jennifer's odd quirks related to semantics and get very, very New York-centric. Related Podcast: "Pass/Fail" on Backstory Resources: New...

John King’s Place in NYS History

John King’s Place in NYS History

I don't know the man. Never met him, never worked for, near, around, or with him. I'm a non-parental taxpaying New Yorker who works in education. I do, however, know some folks have really strong opinions about him. I also know he's up to be our next Secretary of...

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