- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - New York education officials continue to prepare for the new federal education law by seeking input on a variety of issues, including whether to pilot new testing procedures.

The state Education Department has scheduled dozens of public meetings around the state. The next two are scheduled for Friday in Buffalo and Plattsburgh.

The federal Every Student Succeeds Act that replaced No Child Left Behind gives states more flexibility in how to measure school performance and other areas. States are drafting individual ESSA plans which they will submit to the federal government.

The New York meetings are focused on 14 questions dealing with a range of subjects. Among them, assessment requirements for English language learners, design of the school accountability system and professional support for teachers.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide