News and Notes: $7 Million in Grants Available; Medications in Schools; Arts and EngageNY Surveys


In this issue, we provide important updates related to New York State’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative; a law permitting students to carry certain medications in schools; surveys related to the Arts and EngageNY; the spring 2016 grades 3-8 ELA and math assessment results; and NYSED’s comments on federal ESSA rulemaking guidance. We also highlight a public outreach video about our Professional Assistance Program for licensed professionals with substance use problems and provide updates from the New York State Library.


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