New York Board of Regents elects Betty Rosa as chancellor

(Photo: New York Education Department)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s Board of Regents has elected Betty Rosa as chancellor of the state’s education policy-making body.

Rosa, a former superintendent from the Bronx, replaces Merryl Tisch, who’s stepping down from the board after 20 years, the last seven as its leader.

Rosa was elected Monday during the Board of Regents’ meeting in Albany.

The board elected T. Andrew Brown as vice chancellor.

Tisch oversaw several major policy changes during her tenure, including the state’s adoption of the Common Core learning standards and teacher evaluations that relied in part on student test scores.

Rosa was endorsed by groups that opposed some of those reforms, including leaders of the opt-out movement that saw thousands of students refuse to take state assessments in protest of their high-stakes consequences for students and teachers.

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