NYSED Launches New Essa Website

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) recently launched a new user-friendly website providing updated resources related to New York's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan.

The ESSA website, which features fact sheets, FAQs, and videos, serves as a one-stop shop of information for parents, educators, and others. Resources will be added and amended as they are completed.

New York's ESSA plan is committed to promoting a relationship of trust, cultural responsiveness, and respect between schools and families. A key aspect of that is parent and community involvement.

The new ESSA website includes a section specifically for parents, which provides fact sheets; an informational video; information about school climate; support for English language learners and students with disabilities; information about equitable services for nonpublic schools, and more. Our fact sheet for parents is available in 15 languages, and the informational video is available with captions in English and seven additional languages. With these resources, we are building on the work already being done with parents and educators to increase opportunities for all students.

For additional info on how ESSA relates to student health click here for info from SHAPE.  and here for info from Alliance for a Healthier Generation.