The NYS Education Department (SED) just released a survey on "Possible Indicators of School Quality and Student Success," a tool which will be used to develop New York's Every Student Succeeds (ESSA) plan, the new federal education law.
See HERE for the link to the ESSA page with more details. Please consider taking the survey, which can he found HERE.
Also, HERE is a list of local public meetings on the ESSA plan development, RSVP is necessary.
SED Wants Your Input on Principal Preparation
SED is also looking for PTA members like you to attend focus groups around the state and discuss principal preparation.
HERE is your invitation to sign up for one of the 20 focus groups that will be taking place across New York.
SED has allotted four spaces at every focus group for parents. The topic is principal preparation in NYS, and you will be reacting to possible recommendations that may be presented to the NYS Board of Regents.
Please compete the application as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.
Letter to NYS PTA Members from NYS Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia
I would like to make you aware of two significant actions that NYSED took this week. Yesterday, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and I issued a reminder that New York State protects transgender students.
Click HERE to read more.