Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Friday appointed a chief information officer for the New York City Department of Education.
Peter Quinn, who previously served in the same role for the state of Massachusetts, will oversee efforts to improve internet access at schools and develop policies to keep data safe. He will also lead IT support for schools as the department roles out Computer Science for All, an effort to offer computer science classes to every student within the next 10 years.
“Technology continues to play an increasingly crucial role in education, and there is nothing more important than ensuring that our schools and students have access to the resources they need to succeed,” Quinn said in a statement.
Quinn will earn $180,000. He takes over for Desmond White, who served as acting chief information officer. White will become a senior deputy in the department’s Division of Instructional and Information Technology.