Acting Commissioner Chris Cerf speaks to 500 Superintendents in Jackson
|For Immediate Release||Contact: Justin Barra
|Date: February 29, 2012||609-292-1126|
Acting Commissioner Chris Cerf spoke today to 500 Superintendents in Jackson about the New Jersey Department of Educationís plan to close the stateís persistent achievement gap. The event was hosted by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA).
In the presentation, Acting Commissioner Cerf presented data on the stateís overall performance and persistent achievement gap over the past several years, and discussed several Department initiatives to improve student achievement. Among others, Acting Commissioner Cerf discussed initiative s to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, the development of a new statewide accountability system offered through flexibility from No Child Left Behind, and a comprehensive educator effectiveness plan.
Acting Commissioner Cerf was joined in the presentation by Chief Performance Officer Bari Erlichson, Chief Academic Officer Penny MacCormack, and Chief Talent Officer Peter Shulman.
A copy of the presentation can be found at the link below: