April 24, 2015
April 3, 2017
At their next meeting, the New York Board of Regents will “discuss how the state will reshape education policy” under ESSA.” Members are scheduled to “provide direction to department staff.”
March 24, 2017
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...
March 8, 2017
The Sullivan Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Region will host a public hearing on ESSA with the New York State Department of Education on March 9. Community members are invited to the forum to give feedback on the state’s implementation plan.
February 15, 2017
The Board of Cooperative Educational Services will host a forum to discuss accountability provisions under ESSA. Feedback from the event will be used by the New York Dept. of Education and the Board of Regents to draft the state’s plan.
October 18, 2016
In response to the release of the New York State Education Department’s high-level concepts, the New York ESSA Coalition issued a memo to reporters and editorial boards highlighting several initial positive and troubling elements, big questions, and what’s still missing from the discussion. Read the...
October 18, 2016
The New York State Education Department released a set of 36 high-level concepts to receive feedback on whether they should be incorporated into the state’s application under ESSA. The Department will solicit feedback on the proposed concepts in two rounds. The first round of comments...
September 9, 2016
The New York State Education Department submitted comments on the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Academic Assessments under ESSA. The comments focused on the “need to provide states with greater flexibility in the testing of certain English language learners and students...
August 1, 2016
New York State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia submitted comments responding to the Dept. of Education’s proposed accountability rules under ESSA. Elia agreed that the rules “adhere to the intent of Congress,” the New York Dept. of Education “found several instances where the draft rulemaking...
July 18, 2016
State Senator Joseph A. Griffo called on U.S. Secretary of Education John King to reconsider a proposed regulation that would “punish school districts for having too many students opt-out of standardized tests.” He cites that this move contradicts ESSA which he argued should “empower states...
July 11, 2016
The New York Department of Education presented a draft list of 20 guiding principles for their new evaluation of schools under ESSA to the NYS Board of Regents.
July 1, 2016
The New York State School Board Association and National School Boards Association will hold a webinar on July 29th to discuss the implementation and the regulatory process for ESSA.
May 16, 2016
State Dept. of Education will be launching a new think tank to come up with a statewide school accountability plan, in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act. Read more here.
May 16, 2016
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.