Dear PS 101 Families,
While this may not effect you now as a parent, it may one day…
In the 2019–20 school year, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the Board of Regents formed a Blue Ribbon Commission to review high school graduation measures, and reaffirm what it means to obtain a diploma in New York. After a delay due to the pandemic, the commission is resuming its effort to examine what standards a diploma should signify to ensure educational excellence and equity for every student in New York State. The commission will also consider whether additional measures of learning and achievement could better serve the state’s diverse student population, as indicators of students’ knowledge and of their college and career readiness. To inform the work of the commission, NYSED will continue hosting regional meetings across the state to provide the public and community stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss guiding questions related to the state’s requirements for graduation, and to gather feedback for consideration by the commission.
You are encouraged to attend one of the remaining virtual NYSED regional meetings, which target stakeholders in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, but are open to all NYC stakeholders. The Staten Island regional meeting is scheduled for December 15; the Bronx regional meeting is scheduled for January 12; and the Manhattan regional meeting is scheduled for January 19. Note that the regional meetings targeting stakeholders in Brooklyn and Queens were held in early 2020.
Here are the flyers for the Staten Island, Bronx, and Manhattan regional meetings. Pre-registration for the virtual regional meetings is required; the flyers include instructions and links for participant registration. Translated versions of the flyers are available in all DOE-supported languages. Translation and interpretation services will be available at each meeting.