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January 14, 2019
New York education officials reject federal change on discipline policies
The Board of Regents passed a resolution emphasizing the state’s commitment to programs “that foster a culture and climate and are safe havens for learning; where every student feels welcome and free from bias, harassment, discrimination, and bullying.”
meanwhile in albany
January 13, 2019
New York Regents to discuss data privacy, assessments at first 2019 meeting
Policymakers will discuss changing data privacy regulations and extending a rule that keeps state test scores in English and math off of student transcripts.
December 10, 2018
New York state officials call for $2.1 billion bump in education funding
The proposal is about $500 million larger than last year, which was shrouded in concerns over a state budget deficit and a threat of spending cuts.
December 9, 2018
In first meeting since November election results, the Board of Regents eyes budget for New York schools
While their request will help guide lawmakers as they hash out a spending plan by the April 1 deadline, the final dollar amount is out of the hands of the Regents or other state education department officials.
November 5, 2018
New York policymakers express doubts about charter sector — and approve another expansion
The Board of Regents’ voiced concerns about whether charters are a drain on district coffers even as officials approved a new list of charter school applications.
November 5, 2018
State education officials signal extension of moratorium on teacher evaluations tied to state tests
Officials want to use an extension to continue speaking with teachers, principals and advocates about the evaluation system, which has long been a politically charged issue in the state.
November 4, 2018
Regents’ decisions could bring New York City close to hitting charter cap
If the Regents green-light all seven proposals, eight slots would remain in New York City and 86 would remain statewide, according to state education officials.
July 16, 2018
Regents use annual retreat to take stock of changes in testing, charter schools and more
The briefings served as a distillation of some top policy goals among the Board of Regents.
June 10, 2018
Six new charter schools could open in New York City following Regents vote
New York state’s top education policymakers will vote on six New York City charter schools in their last meeting before summer break.
May 7, 2018
Teacher evaluation fight spills into New York’s Board of Regents meeting
State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and certain board members appeared split over whether to express enthusiasm for the bill.
On the Agenda
May 6, 2018
New York’s top policymakers leave open questions about testing, teacher evaluations
Despite brewing state education policy controversies, May's Board of Regents meeting is shaping up to be a quiet one.
chasing a diploma
April 9, 2018
New York state inches closer to a new arts assessment that can be used on students’ path to graduation
New York state officials are trying to create a new arts assessment that can be used as one diploma requirement.
On the Agenda
April 8, 2018
Top New York policymakers to tackle state budget, student privacy, and teacher certification at April meeting
A array of topics could pique the interest of teachers, administrators, and families at April’s Board of Regents meeting.
February 13, 2018
How to tackle New York’s severe school segregation? State policymakers spitball ideas
A group of New York's top policymakers tasked with finding ways to encourage school integration started outlining some tentative steps they could take.
SED VS. NYSUT
February 12, 2018
With changes coming to New York’s teacher evaluations, union and state officials prepare to clash
Just minutes after the state education commissioner laid out a plan for coming up with a redesigned evaluation system, a state teachers-union official rebuffed it.
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