Skip to Content
Author: The BCW

Leave a Comment

More Time Needed for Feedback on Education Plan


The BCW has joined a coalition of business, education and civil rights groups asking the State Education Commissioner to provide eight more weeks of public comment before the state unveils its plan for how it will meet requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

Under Every Student Succeeds Act — a broad federal education law passed in December that replaced No Child Left Behind and provides states more flexibility in regarding assessments and accountability — the state is required to submit its plans by March 2017 with an extension until July.

The coalition sent a letter this week to the Education Department and its commissioner seeking more time for comment. The coalition includes the pro-Common Core High Achievement New York and The Education Trust-New York, as well as The Business Council of New York State and statewide parent and business organizations, many of which have representatives who are participating in the state’s ESSA Think Tank.

Read the full letter here.

Similar News Items

The Business Council of Westchester released its 2024 Legislative Agenda and called on state lawmakers to embrace policies that support a sustainable economy and job creation. The BCW produces the Annual Legislative Agenda each year for federal, state and local representatives on behalf of the business community. Among the recommendations in its 44-page report, the […]

Read Article

The Business Council of Westchester is among 43 business organizations representing tens of thousands of businesses of all sectors and sizes across New York urging the Senate and Assembly to allocate funding in the Fiscal Year 2025 budget to address the unemployment insurance debt; as well as support the Governor’s proposals to sunset the state’s […]

Read Article

Congratulations to the Burn Center at Westchester Medical Center on being verified by the American Burn Association (ABA) as an Adult and Pediatric Burn Center. The verification was made after a rigorous and thorough review of Westchester Medical Center’s burn care program. With this verification, BCW Member Westchester Medical Center is now home to the […]

Read Article

Become A Member

Join the county’s largest and most influential business organization today.

The Business Council of Westchester is committed to helping businesses market, learn, advocate, and grow. Over 80 events and programs are offered every year, giving our members ample opportunity to connect and meet with businesses representatives in the Westchester community and beyond.
Back to top