The Board conducted its election process, including the nomination of both candidates, the full discussion, and the vote in its public session under the leadership of Regent Roger Tilles. Video of the discussion and vote is available on the Board of Regents website
. The Chancellor and Vice Chancellor’s three-year term becomes effective April 1, 2019.
Chancellor Rosa and Vice Chancellor Brown have led the Board and guided the New York State Education Department (NYSED) with passion and dedication. Their unanimous reelection is a testament to the accomplishments of the last three years under their leadership.
Earlier this month, four members of the Board of Regents were reelected to the Board for five-year terms: Regents Christine Cea, Wade Norwood, James Cottrell, and Josephine Finn. I am honored and excited to continue working alongside the reelected Regents and the entire Board of Regents to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York.
This edition of News and Notes includes information and updates related to the following:
|Parent Dashboard Survey
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is developing a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. This is part of New York’s ESSA plan.
NYSED is gathering feedback from parents and stakeholders to guide the work of developing the Parent Dashboard. Please encourage parents to complete our five-minute survey
and tell us how we can make the Parent Dashboard as useful as possible.
NYSED will use feedback from the survey to identify the data that is most useful to parents and the public. Informational resources in English and Spanish are available on our Parent Dashboard web page
. Translations of the survey and resources in other languages will be posted as they become available. If you have any questions, please email us at ParentDashboard@nysed.gov
|Information for Parents About the Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests
Schools across the state will soon begin to administer the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests. Updated parent resources about the 2019 tests are now available on our assessment website
The resources have important information about what parents need to know about the 2019 assessments and answer many frequently asked questions about the tests. Links to the parent resources are available below.
|Joint Report on Findings of Civil Investigation into the Tragic Death of Trevyan Rowe
During the course of the joint investigation, NYSED and AG staff reviewed hundreds of pages of policy documents and email correspondence, conducted site visits, and interviewed approximately 50 staff members and members of Trevyan’s family. The investigation findings are detailed in our news release
|Save the Dates for the P-3 Summer Institute
Teachers, curriculum and instruction specialists, and administrators: If you are responsible for building capacity for standards implementation and serving young children in prekindergarten to third grade, please save the dates for the P-3 Summer Institute!
|State Museum Adds New Artworks to Contemporary Native American Art Collection
The New York State Museum recently announced the addition of 14 new artworks to its contemporary Native American art collection. Building on an initiative launched in 1986 and now numbering more than 160 artworks, the collection is an impressive assemblage of work showcasing the breadth of Native artistic skills and craftsmanship.