The new federal law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is moving towards implementation. New York State expects to submit our state plan this fall.
Importantly, YOU can participate in local public meetings, to be held in May and June around the state, on the draft ESSA plan. NYS PTA has been attending numerous meetings on ESSA on behalf of parents and families, but YOUR participation is MOST important.
We will widely share dates and locations as soon as we know them, and encourage you to attend and share your voice.
National PTA has also created an ESSA Toolkit for parents and families, which you can check out here.
Why does this matter to you? Because the new federal law will directly impact your child in the classroom. Parent and family voices are critical to this process, and the NYS Education Department needs to hear directly from you.