July 28, 2020: Shannon Tahoe will be leaving her position as the New York State Acting Commissioner of Education; she steps down Aug. 13. Tahoe leaves after eight months on the job and at a pivotal point for public education on Long Island and across the state. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has said he will decide the week of Aug. 1 whether schools will reopen in the fall, after closing down in mid-March in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before taking the Acting Commisioner's job, Tahoe served as the Education Department’s Acting Chief Counsel. She worked 14 years in all for the agency. The State Education Board expects to name a new Acting Commissioner before Tahoe leaves.