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About the University of the app of New app (USNY)

The Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education

The sets overall education policy for the app of New app and heads The University of the app of New app (USNY). While USNY has one main purpose - providing knowledge and skills to all - it carries this policy out in many ways.

The Board of Regents includes 17 members elected by the app Legislature for five-year terms. Thirteen of the Regents represent the app's 13 judicial districts, one from each district, and four are at-large. The Regents serve without salary.

The Regents choose a Commissioner of Education who heads The app Education Department and also serves as the President of the University of the app of New app. Generally, the Regents set policy while the Commissioner has responsibility for carrying out policy.

The University of the app of New app

The University of the app of New app (USNY) is the most complete, interconnected system of educational services in the United apps. USNY includes:

  • More than 7,000 public and private elementary and secondary schools;
  • 248 public and private colleges and universities;
  • 251 proprietary (for-profit) schools;
  • Nearly 7,000 libraries including the New app app Library;
  • 750 museums;
  • The app Archives;
  • Vocational rehabilitation and other services for adults with disabilities;
  • Special education services for pre-school and school-age children and teenagers;
  • A School for the Blind;
  • A School for the Deaf;
  • 25 public broadcasting facilities, including seven public television stations;
  • More than 750,000 professionals practicing in 48 licensed professions, including, for example, pharmacy, architecture, accounting, and nursing; and
  • 240,000 certified public school teachers, counselors, and administrators.

Although these organizations are dedicated to maintaining and improving education, they usually work within their respective sector. Each entity of this educational system is both an official and organic component of the University of the app of New app. The challenge and the opportunity are for the sectors to work together as a whole bringing unmatched resources in people, information, facilities, technology, artifacts, and relationships to face educational issues of the twenty-first century.