New York

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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NY Education Commissioner Launches Series of Public Hearings

Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia launched a series of public hearings to receive feedback on the state’s ESSA plan. Thirteen meetings will be hosted throughout the state and their purpose is to “review a draft state plan for boosting academic achievement and encouraging student participation in...

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Ed Trust NY Comments on Draft ESSA Plan

Ian Rosenblum, executive director of The Education Trust—New York, commented on the state’s recently submitted draft ESSA plan. Rosenblum said the “plan appears to be a mixed bag for equity” but “the draft plan fails to clearly communicate whether schools are meeting expectations for all...

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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. Submitted Plans   Arizona: Submitted Plan (1/09/17) Colorado: Submitted...

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NY Hosts Public Forums on ESSA

New York’s Board of Cooperative Educational Services hosted two public forums on ESSA. Participants at the events praised the idea of giving school districts the “opportunity to pilot locally created assessments and to allow for more frequent assessments to inform instruction.” Attendees also endorsed the need...

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