New York

State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Since April 3, a number of states have submitted their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here’s a compiled list of the state plan submissions and the most recent draft versions states have released so far. Approved Plans Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Connecticut:...

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Experts Assesses NY State’s High School Graduation Rate

“New York state’s high school graduation rate may take a hit due to an under-the-radar provision in” ESSA, reports Chalkbeat New York. The new law “requires states to count only ‘standard’ diplomas earned by a “preponderance” of students or honors diplomas in their federal graduation...

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NY State Board of Regents Approves State ESSA Plan

The New York State Board of Regents has approved its state ESSA plan “laying out the state’s goals for its education system.” Under the plan, “elementary and middle schools would continue to be evaluated on English and math test scores and high schools on graduation...

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NY Releases 3 ESSA Waiver Requests

The New York State Education Department has released three ESSA waiver requests, which are now open for public comment through September 8. The text of each of the state’s proposed waivers is posted on the department’s ESSA webpage.

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Advocates Weigh in on NY’s Proposed Rating System

Advocates argue that New York state’s “proposed rating system for reporting on how well schools serve specific ‘subgroups’ sends the wrong message… by creating uneven standards for students of different races, ethnicities and backgrounds.” Ian Rosenblum, executive director of EdTrust-NY, says “the methodology could create...

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NY Stakeholders Voice Their Opinions

New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia attended the BOCES meeting in West Seneca to hear public feedback on the state’s ESSA plan. According to WFBO, “many members of the Buffalo School community came to testify.”

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NY State Ed Commissioner Discusses State’s Draft ESSA Plan

In an interview with The Observer-Dispatch, New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia discussed the state’s draft ESSA plan. Elia commented that “our plan has more variables and indicators for what it really means to be a successful school,” and “it’s more than just test...

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