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For Release — September 28, 2015

Business Council Statement on Governor's Common Core Task Force

ALBANY, N.Y.—"It's crucial for New York to continue implementing the Common Core, while ensuring that students, teachers and parents have the resources they need to adapt to these quality education standards," said Heather C. Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. "We are pleased to see that this task force will be chaired by Dick Parsons, a prominent business figure and supporter of the P-TECH model who understands that partnerships between business and education are vital to the state and nation's economic success."