On Thursday, March 9, 2017, the Capital Region BOCES, in collaboration with the New York State Education Department, will hold a public input meeting on the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This session will take place from 5-8 p.m. at the Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling (518) 862-4901.
Members of the public, including parents/families of school-age children, local business owners, those working in higher education and representatives of civic organizations, are invited to attend to provide their feedback on the stateâ€™s educational plan.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), is set to take full effect in the 2017-18 school year. New York, along with the other U.S. states, will be submitting plans to the federal Education Department that outline the educational goals on issues they have set for their k-12 students. These goals must address: proficiency on tests, English-language proficiency and graduation rates.