The state commissioner of education and the State University of New York chancellor are slated to visit SUNY College at Geneseo Tuesday on one of two Western New York stops of the TeachNY listening tour.
The TeachNY campaign was launched in May as a partnership between the state education department and the SUNY system to address New York’s teacher shortage. The listening tour embarked on 16 stops at SUNY campuses across the state to share results of its findings and to solicit feedback from teachers, administrators and college faculty.
SUNY Geneseo president Denise Battles is scheduled to take part in the roundtable discussions Tuesday led by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia.
The TeachNY advisory council report states New York’s need for teachers will grow by 5.8 percent by 2022, or an average of 1,700 teachers per year.
The listening tour is scheduled to stop at SUNY Buffalo on Monday.
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