New York

Schools Scored Under Newly Approved NY ESSA Plan

According to the Daily Gazette, schools in New York will “learn in the fall whether they have been identified for extra measures of support and monitoring under” the state’s ESSA plan, which was recently approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

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NY Ed Officials Still In Fighting Mood

Chalkbeat reports that just days after the U.S. Department of Education denied New York’s request “to create special testing rules” for certain categories of students, the state’s education chief “vowed to keep up the fight.”

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NYC Doesn’t Love State Special Education Testing Plan

Chalkbeat’s Monica Disare says the State of New York “wants to allow some students with disabilities to take below-grade-level exams,” an approach which has engendered significant opposition, especially from special-education advocates. And now the City of New York can be added to the list of...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Approved State Plans Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia: Final Plan Approved (1/19/18) Hawaii: Final Plan Approved (1/19/18) Illinois: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Indiana: Final...

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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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