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Funding Opportunity: 2017-18 Title I School Improvement Section 1003(a) Reward School Dissemination Grants

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:48
Section 1003(a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that State Education Agencies allocate funds to Local Education Agencies (LEA) to carry out the State's responsibilities under sections 1116 and 1117, which may include providing support to Reward Schools to mentor staff at Priority and Focus Schools and to refine and enhance the Reward School’s own best practices.

Board of Regents P-12 Committee Approves Next Generation Learning Standards

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:18
The Board of Regents P-12 Committee today approved New York’s Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics. The State Education Department conducted a collaborative process over two years to revise the standards, which involved numerous educators, parents and stakeholders from across the State, and resulted in substantive changes while maintaining the academic rigor of the learning standards.

Board of Regents Approves NY'S Every Student Succeeds Act Plan

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:35
The Board of Regents today approved the New York Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which will be submitted to the United States Education Department (USDE) on September 18 for review and approval. It is anticipated that USDE will provide feedback to the Department in December 2017. Final approval of the state’s ESSA plan is expected early next year.

News and Notes: Back to School Edition 2017

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:35
Welcome back to school! I hope summer vacation gave you time to rest, recharge, and relax with family and friends. As much as I am thrilled that school is starting again, the difficult news coming out of Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the events that happened in Charlottesville last month are reminders of the challenges facing our country today. Given the connectedness of the modern world, the heartbreaking images of flooding in Houston and news clips of the unrest in Charlottesville are nearly unavoidable. Even though these things took place many miles from New York, they still have a profound effect on us and our children.

News and Notes: Results of Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Assessments

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:40
I hope you're enjoying the end of summer and are getting ready for the back to school season. At the State Education Department, we recently released the results of the 2017 Grades 3-8 English language arts and mathematics assessments.The results were generally positive and showed modest improvements in both ELA and math, although achievement gaps remain. Also included in this edition of News and Notes is information on: Liberty Partnerships Program Grants to Keep Students in School, Waivers Related to State ESSA Plan for Public Comment, and Office of Cultural Education Resources for Teachers.

Parent Update from Commissioner Elia

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 17:22
Earlier this week, the State Education Department released the results of the 2017 Grades 3-8 English language arts (ELA) and mathematics tests. Overall, there was a modest improvement in scores statewide, which means we're moving in the right direction. In ELA this year, the percentage of students in grades 3-8 who scored at the proficient level (Levels 3 and 4) increased by 1.9 percentage points to 39.8, up from 37.9 in 2016. In math, the percentage of students who scored at the proficient level increased this year to 40.2, up 1.1 percentage point from 39.1 in 2016.

State Education Department Releases Spring 2017 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Assessment Results

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:38
The State Education Department today released the results of the 2017 Grades 3-8 English language arts (ELA) and mathematics tests. In ELA this year, the percentage of students in grades 3-8 who scored at the proficient level (Levels 3 and 4) increased by 1.9 percentage points to 39.8, up from 37.9 in 2016. In math, the percentage of students who scored at the proficient level increased this year to 40.2, up 1.1 percentage point from 39.1 in 2016.

Parents Newsletter: Revised ESSA Plan and Liberty Partnerships Program Grants

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 19:15
This edition of Commissioner Elia's Parents Newsletter (link is external) from August 11, 2017 includes information about the following: Revised Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan; Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) grants; State Education Building Tours

Funding Opportunity: 2017-18 Title I School Improvement Grant 1003 Basic

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 22:24
Section 1003 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that State Education Agencies allocate funds to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) for Priority and Focus Schools to meet the progress goals in their District Comprehensive Improvement Plan and School Comprehensive Education Plan(s) (DCIP/SCEP) and thereby improve student performance.

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