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NYS Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Commissioner MaryEllen Elia’s Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Budget

Despite the outcry from education leaders, President Trump’s proposed budget includes a sweeping and irresponsible slashing of the U.S. Department of Education’s budget. The severe cut will have far-reaching impacts across the nation, with life-shattering consequences for New York’s children.

Parent Update from Commissioner Elia

This edition of Commissioner Elia's Parents Newsletter from May 5, 2017 includes information about the following: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan, public hearings and public comments on the ESSA plan, and public comments on the Next Generation English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards.

News and Notes: Revised ELA and Math Standards; Public Meetings for ESSA Plan

This edition of Commissioner Elia's News and Notes Newsletter from May 10, 2017 includes information about the following: Revised New York State English and Mathematics Learning Standards, Draft Every Student Succeeds Act Plan Released for Public Comment, Nominate a Teacher for the Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award, Yonkers Public School Teacher Receives 2017 Yavner Award, Resources to Educate on Need for and to Encourage Organ and Tissue Donation, State Museum Earth Science Teacher Workshop, and Encyclopedia Britannica is Coming to NY - It's Online and It's Free

NYSED Releases Draft Every Student Succeeds Act Plan for Public Comment

The New York State Education Department today presented to the Board of Regents and released for public review and comment the draft Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced today. Public comment accepted through June 16.

Parent Update from Commissioner Elia

This edition of Commissioner Elia's Parents Newsletter from May 5, 2017 includes information about the following: Revised New York State P-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards, the public hearing schedule for New York's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, Governor's Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Excelsior Scholarship.

Funding Opportunity: My Brother’s Keeper Exemplary School Models and Practices (ESMP) Grant

The purpose of the Exemplary School Models and Practices grant is to close the achievement gap and increase the academic achievement and college and career readiness (CCR) of students in urban school districts with an emphasis on boys and young men of color.

Parent Update from Commissioner Elia

This parent's newsletter provides an update about the Commissioner's visit to North Country schools.

News and Notes: Ready to Read Program; Guidance Available in 20 Languages

In this edition of News and Notes, the Commissioner provides updates related to the following: State Library's Ready to Read Program; Guidance on rights of immigrant students and DASA now available in 20 languages; and State Museum's contemporary Native American art collection.

Parent Update from Commissioner Elia

This parent's newsletter provides an update about translated guidance on the rights of immigrant students and some news about the State Library's Ready to Read Program.

Guidance on Rights of Immigrant Students and Dignity for All Students Act Now Available in 20 Languages

Recently issued guidance on the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) and on the rights of immigrant students is now available in the top 20 languages spoken in New York State, State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced today.

Parent Update from Commissioner Elia

This parent's newsletter provides an update about several recent noteworthy items, including President Trump's proposed spending plan; 21st Century Community Learning Center grants; and My Brother's Keeper grants for the Family and Community Engagement Program.

News and Notes: Statement on President Trump's Budget Proposal; Amendments to Teacher Certification Requirements

In this edition of News and Notes, Commissioner MaryEllen Elia provides updates related to the following: Statement on President Trump's proposed spending plan; Grants for My Brother's Keeper Family and Community Engagement Program; Dignity for All Students Act (DASA); Amending New York State's teacher certification requirements; Opportunities to provide input on the ESSA draft plan; Proposed changes to public library construction aid; and 2017 Essential Elements: Schools to Watch. As always, thank you for all you do for the students of New York State.
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