March 9th: Sullivan County BOCES/NYSED to host an Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Community Forum
On Thursday, March 9, 2017, the Sullivan BOCES Region, 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 5-7 p.m. at the Sullivan BOCES Rubin Pollack Education Center, 52 Ferndale-Loomis Road, Liberty, NY. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling (845-295-4016).
Members of the public, parents/families of school-age children, K-12 educators, Sullivan County school board members, students, local business owners, members of the higher education community and representatives of civic organizations, are invited to attend to provide their feedback on the State’s ESSA 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.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) has a long and rich history in the United States. CTE Programs have evolved from a limited number of vocational programs into a broad system that encompasses a variety of challenging fields in diverse subject areas, which are constantly evolving due to the changing global economy.