Advocacy Alert: State of the State Highlights 2017

January 12, 2017

Governor Cuomo has completed his 6th and final 2017 State of the State presentation and released his written report to the legislature.

While the presentations themselves were quite light on P-12 education, with a mention of funding, recovery high schools and some teacher recognition programs being the most notable items, the written materials offered a more complete picture of items to be on the lookout for in 2017; and possibly a preview of what will be included in the budget bills expected to be released next week.

Below you can find links to the NYSSBA's summary of the most relevant proposals, as well as a link to the full State of the State presentation itself.

NYSSBA 2017 State of the State Highlights

New ESSA Guidance Docs Released

The U.S. Department of Education has released three new guidance documents to provide resources to States in transitioning to the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The three guidance documents, which provide clarity to States and local school districts on meeting the requirements of the law, can be viewed below.

Register for the NYSSBA Capital Conference

Registration will be opening shortly for the 2017 Capital Conference. This year, the event will be held on February 12th and 13th. Be sure to save the date now!

Enjoy a NEW conference location - the New York State Museum and housing at the Renaissance Albany Hotel.

Hear informative speakers on Sunday with a special dinner speaker: Dana Goldstein, journalist and author.

For more information, visit our Key Issues Page, and be sure to follow NYSSBA on Facebook and Twitter.

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