PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- New York State Education Commissioner Dr. John B. King, Jr. paid a visit to Port Chester's John F. Kennedy Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 10.
While there, King asked teachers to share their feelings on a variety of topics, including students ability to master the new Common Core curriculum and the challenge facing bilingual teachers face in finding instructional materials that cover the same concepts as the English modules.
Roughly 28 percent of Port Chester's student population is learning the English language. As a result, Angelica Sante, Associate Commissioner of Education, said that many of the modules translated by Port Chester teachers will be shared with other districts.
King also met with JFK Principal Lou Cuglietto, Assistant Principal Judy Diaz, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edward Kliszus, JFK PTA officers, and the entire Board of Education during his visit.