Photos: Celebrating New York’s education leaders

Betty Rosa, chancellor of the state Board of Regents, next to Jeff Meija, Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics graduate.
Betty Rosa, chancellor of the state Board of Regents, next to Jeff Meija, Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics graduate.
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Betty Rosa, chancellor of the state Board of Regents, next to Jeff Meija, Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics graduate.

Photos: Celebrating New York’s education leaders

City & State’s Education Power 100 reception recognized New York’s titans of teaching.
March 4, 2020

New York state spends more money on education than any other part of the budget, making it arguably the most important issue in the state. On Feb. 18, City & State recognized 100 education officials, administrators, advocates and more who lead and shape New York’s educational system. The event featured keynote remarks from Betty Rosa, chancellor of the state Board of Regents, and state Sen. John Liu, chairman of the New York City Education Committee.

From left, Tasfia Rahman, policy coordinator for the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families; Jasmine Gripper, executive director of the Alliance for Quality Education and #24 on the Education Power 100; Natasha Capers, coordinator for the New York City Coalition for Educational Justice and #76 on the Education Power 100.
From left, Tasfia Rahman, policy coordinator for the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families; Jasmine Gripper, executive director of the Alliance for Quality Education and #24 on the Education Power 100; Natasha Capers, coordinator for the New
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  • From left, Tasfia Rahman, policy coordinator for the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families; Jasmine Gripper, executive director of the Alliance for Quality Education and #24 on the Education Power 100; Natasha Capers, coordinator for the New
  • A shot of the crowd eating, drinking and chatting during the event.
  • From left, Laura Zingmond, senior editor at InsideSchools and #43 on the Education Power 100; Vanessa Leung, co-executive director of the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families and #67 on the Education Power 100.
  • Betty Rosa, center left, chancellor of the state Board of Regents and #1 on the Education Power 100, talking with attendees at the event.
  • Jon Lentz, editor-in-chief of City & State New York, serves as the emcee for the event.
  • The crowd listens to the speaking program during the reception.
  • Rosa, right, delivering her keynote address next to Jeff Mejia, a graduate of Berkeley College and the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics, who delivered introductory remarks.
  • State Sen. John Liu, chairman of the New York City Education Committee and #8 on the Education Power 100, delivering his keynote address.
  • From left, Anita Gundanna, co-executive director of the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families and #67 on the Education Power 100; Leung; Rahman.
  • Charissa Fernández, executive director of Teach for America New York and #57 on the Education Power 100, talking with an attendee at the event.
  • Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, center, chairman of the Education Committee and #7 on the Education Power 100, talking with attendees during the event.
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