ALBANY – New York state education leaders want the public’s input on how to hold schools accountable for student success, potential alternative testing methods and possible interventions for low performing schools.
The State Education Department is in the process of crafting a statewide plan addressing these issues in order to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the new federal law that replaced No Child Left Behind late last year.
The State Education Department will hold public meetings across the state this month in an effort to gather public input from a wide variety of stakeholders, including students, teachers, administrators and parents. Anyone wishing to attend MUST RSVP AHEAD OF TIME, using the contact information at the State Education Department’s ESSA website.
Meetings in WNY include two scheduled in Buffalo this Thursday, March 9, along with one set to take place Next Tuesday, March 13 at the Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming Counties and BOCES (between 4 and 6 p.m.) in Olean, and also one on Wednesday, March 14, at the BOCES in Angola from 6 to 8 p.m.
Other meetings may also be scheduled and will be posted on the state education department website.