NY ESSA Plan Approved

The United States Department of Education (USDE) approved New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced today. The Board of Regents approved the plan at its September 2017 meeting, and the plan was submitted to the USDE on September 17, 2017 for review. Approval of this plan by USDE ensures that New York will continue to receive approximately $1.6 billion annually in funding from the Federal government to support elementary and secondary education in New York state schools.

“Through a tremendous amount of effort and collaboration, New York State developed an ESSA plan that focuses on bringing greater equity to education and on educating the whole child,” Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said. “I would like to thank all of the stakeholders—superintendents, school board members, teachers, parents, community members and thought partners including Linda Darling-Hammond and Scott Marion – who helped shape New York’s path forward in education through this plan. While USDE has approved our vision, going forward we will continue to evaluate our plan and revise it as appropriate, to ensure we remain focused on promoting equity and achieving success for all children.”

Read the full press release here.