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Commissioner Elia has developed the Education Department’s agenda and budget requests for the NYS Legislature.   These were presented at a NYS Joint Legislative Hearing on Education on February 14, 2017.  NYSCEA members should view her PowerPoint presentation to see how it addresses the concerns of their association. CLICK HERE for a …

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States and school districts that get federal funding to support students who are English-language learners can use that money to support long-term ELLs and ELLs in special education, as well as to help figure out how those students are progressing, according to new Every Student Succeeds Act guidance released by the …

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A new study suggests that schools districts take a closer look at the principal job if they want to get to the root cause of teacher turnover and find ways to prevent it. Susan Burkhauser, institutional research associate at Loyola Marymount University, outlines her study in a paper titled “How …

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Teacher voices are seldom heard in the policy space. The new report from the Center on Education Policy’s, Listen to Us: Teacher Views and Voices, surveying 3,000 public school teachers from across the country echoes this sentiment. The report addresses the teaching profession, standards and assessments, testing time, and teacher …

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has picked Williamson M. Evers, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and Gerard Robinson, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, to be on his presidential transition team for education, according to multiple sources. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

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More interactive lessons for the youngest students. Reading more fiction. Delaying teaching the order of operations in math until the fourth grade. Those are some of the changes New York State public schools may see in their classrooms, under revised standards proposed on Wednesday by education officials. READ THE FULL …

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The New York State Education Department is seeking input concerning draft goals and guiding principles as they design systems in response to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This is a great opportunity to be part of rebuilding concepts of assessment, accountability and curriculum! CLICK HERE for the site …

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Diane Ravitch, long time historian of education in America, weighs in on the crux of the Common Core problem in this thought-provoking article. CLICK HERE for full article

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Starting on July 2016, all permanently or professionally certified teachers and Level III teaching assistants working in public schools (those certified before 2004) are required to register with the State Education Department. This new one-time requirement also affects retired teachers who want to maintain their certification. Registering online is a …

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The Child Language Doctoral Program at the University of Kansas is conducting a survey to better understand services available to children in schools, and services available to students with language needs. The survey takes 10 – 15 minutes, and survey responses are completely anonymous. CLICK HERE for information and link to …

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