Every Student Succeeds Act
As you know, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed in December 2015 and New York has been working on our new federal plan since then.
NYS PTA submitted comments to the US Department of Education, with concerns over certain regulations relating to the implementation of the new federal law. These comments, as a reminder, can be found here and here.
NYS PTA is honored to serve as a member of the ESSA Think Tank, which is working to develop New York's federal education plan.
The NYS Education Department (SED) has released 36 High Concept Ideas derived from the work of the Think Tank. Please review, and feel free to discuss at a PTA meeting. Please click here for these high concept ideas.
As a reminder, SED has also released revised draft standards in ELA and Math. NYS PTA issued this press release. SED has extended the comment submission deadline to November 14.
You can access the ELA standards here and the Math standards here.
We are pleased to share with you a letter from NYS Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia to NYS PTA members, discussing critical issues for parents and educators today. Click here to read Commissioner Elia's letter to NYS PTA members.
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