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 take the opportunity to provide you with some recent news and important updates. These include guidance on the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA); the New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential; the 2017 Grades 3-8 Tests in ELA and Math; and a reminder about opportunities to provide input on the New York State Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) draft plan.
Click HERE to read more.