New York

New York City Teacher Program Serves as Model

Writing in Education Dive, Linda Jacobson takes a look at New York City’s teacher leadership program and how it serves as an “international model.” As part of this discussion, she notes that the Every Student Succeeds Act “presents an opportunity for districts to create or...

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A School Improvement Resolution for New York State

New York Urban League President and CEO Arva Rice highlights the Collaborative’s recent review of New York’s ESSA accountability plan, which “found that New York has laid a strong foundation but can still improve the sustainability of its plan.” Rice urges the Governor and legislators...

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NYC to Serve Record Number of Homeless Students

New York City’s Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced the department “will hire 100 new community coordinators to help schools better serve” homeless students, according to Chalkbeat New York. “The city plans to use money available under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act to pay for...

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New York Helping Rural Schools Via ESSA

Tom Dinki writes for the Olean Times Herald about the challenges facing rural schools in New York State, and how the state’s ESSA plan puts aside “$1.6 billion in federal aid to help rural districts increase teacher training and courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering...

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NY State “Softens” ESSA-Driven Test Participation Regulations

Alex Zimmerman reports for Chalkbeat that New York’s school districts “where lots of students sit out annual state tests will not have to set aside federal funding under new rules” released by New York’s education department. The new rules “soften several aspects of the state’s...

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NY District Uses ESSA to Create “Academy of Excellence” 

According to Tom Dinki at the Olean Times Herald, the Olean City School District in New York wants more of its students to be “halfway toward earning their college diploma by the time they graduate high school,” so the district is developing an “Academy of Excellence,” which...

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State Faces “Quandary” on Opt Outs Under ESSA

Newsday’s Lane Filler writes that the “federal government requires that students in third through eighth grades take standardized tests in math and English each year, and requires that districts and schools have at least 95 percent of their eligible students take those tests.” At the...

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Regents Take First Steps Towards Tougher Opt-Out Rules

John Hildebrand reports in Newsday that in New York, districts that have a high opt-out rate on state assessments “could be required to use part of their federal aid to get more students to take the mandated exams under regulations tentatively approved” on June 11.

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NY State to Roll Out New, ESSA-Fueled Social-Emotional Resources

Miranda Materazzo reports for the Watertown Daily News that, to “help implement its rollout of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the state Education Department announced it would issue new resources and guidelines next month to support social and emotional learning.” Three main social-emotional goals have...

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