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New York state board of Regents
July 15, 2019
In a surprising move, MaryEllen Elia, New York’s top education official, will step down
Elia told the Board of Regents on Monday that this month’s meeting would be her last. She did not publicly state her reason for resigning.
getting to graduation
March 12, 2019
New York plans to offer new arts option for pathways to graduation
New York high schoolers may be able substitute one of their five Regents exams for a portfolio of art by 2022 without having to take an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate class.
Fixing Special Education
March 11, 2019
The feds have called out New York for a decade on its special education record. That’s news to some policymakers.
For the past decade, the federal government has identified New York as a state that needs help complying with special education laws.
meanwhile in albany
March 10, 2019
New York Board of Regents to discuss students with disabilities, arts pathway to graduation
Details are scarce in the New York Board of Regents’ agenda for its March meeting, except that staff will give an overview of “New York State performance in serving students with disabilities and discuss initiatives intended to improve outcomes.”
Updated March 4, 2019
With vote to approve new charters, the sector’s growth in New York City could be indefinitely on hold
With a wave of new approvals Monday, New York City has all but reached the limit on the number of charter schools that…
February 11, 2019
With more pathways to a high school diploma, New York education officials wonder about student success after graduation
Now, some Regents are wondering whether the pathways are actually helping students stay successful after they turn their tassels, and if these alternative routes are accessible for all students.
behind the budget
February 10, 2019
Budget dance among items on New York Regents to-do list this week
Budget talks, graduation rates and struggling schools are on the agenda Monday for state education policymakers.
the race is on
February 1, 2019
With New York nearing charter cap, it’s a race to fill the final spots
Nineteen applicants are competing for the remaining spots. But the decision may come down to who authorizes their chosen candidates first.
getting to graduation
New York City graduation rate ticks up to 76 percent in 2018
City graduation rates, which includes students who entered high school in 2014 and graduated by August 2018, improved at a higher rate than the state overall, which rose from 80.2 to 80.4 percent.
October 15, 2018
‘The needle hasn’t moved’: Regents sound off on racial gaps in 2018 test scores
New York State’s top education policymakers raised concerns Monday about whether the state is doing enough to address persistent racial gaps on state…
September 17, 2018
Regents support a new way of evaluating charter schools and soften penalties for schools with high opt-out rates
Here’s what you need to know about the new policies that the state’s Board of Regents set in motion.
June 11, 2018
Six New York City charter schools are one step closer to approval
The schools are expected to receive a final approval from the full Board of Regents Tuesday.
July 27, 2017
Here’s what New York City students told top state officials about school segregation
The students were invited to speak at the Board of Regents' July meeting.
What's in a name?
June 12, 2017
State’s draft diversity statement addresses ‘segregation,’ a word the mayor’s plan avoided
Unlike the city, the state isn't mincing words in its draft statement to encourage school integration.
January 11, 2017
Regents discuss revamping New York state teacher certification requirements
The proposed changes include reviewing the passing score on edTPA, providing more test vouchers and potentially eliminating an "academic literacy" exam.
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