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Education Topics

Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR)

Amid of a variety of changing laws and regulations regarding New York public school districts in recent years, one of the largest undertakings is the federal Race to the Top (RTTP) initiative.  Learn More

Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

On July 19, 2010, the New York State Board of Regents adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts & literacy as well as for mathematics as new learning standards for all students in New York State. Establishing common education standards throughout the nation ensures that all children—regardless of geography, socioeconomic status, or life history—receive an education that values their potential.

In New York State, the CCSS provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so that teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy. Learn More

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

The Dignity for All Students Act went into effect July 1, 2012 in New York State. Its purpose is to ensure that elementary and secondary public school students have the right to attend school in an environment that is free of discrimination, harassment, and bullying. Learn More

School Report Cards (NYS)

The New York State Report Cards provide enrollment, demographic, attendance, suspension, dropout, teacher, assessment, accountability, graduation rate, post-graduate plan, and fiscal data for public and charter schools, districts, and the state. View the C-RCS NYS School Report Card

Proficiency no longer the threshold for AIS

In light of the major changes taking place in classrooms across the state – including new learning standards and tougher state assessments – state leaders have changed the threshold that determines when a district must provide formal academic support programming to a student. Lean More