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Regional Meetings

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To help inform the work of the Blue Ribbon Commission, the Board of Regents and the State Education Department are gathering input from many partners, including parents, educators, administrators, school support staff, representatives of higher education, the business community and the general public. By holding the meetings virtually, the Department is able to increase participation and make the meetings more accessible for a larger number of interested parties.

Each virtual meeting will be led by the local Board of Regents Member(s), the BOCES District Superintendent or Big Five district staff. The meetings will include the opportunity for attendees to break out into small groups to discuss and provide feedback on each of five guiding questions:

  1. What do we want all students to know and to be able to do before they graduate?
  2. How do we want all students to demonstrate such knowledge and skills, while capitalizing on their cultures, languages, and experiences?
  3. How do you measure learning and achievement (as it pertains to the answers to #2 above) to ensure they are indicators of high school completion while enabling opportunities for all students to succeed?
  4. How can measures of achievement accurately reflect the skills and knowledge of our special populations, such as students with disabilities and English language learners?
  5. What course requirements or examinations will ensure that all students are prepared for college, careers, and civic engagement?

Schedule of Regional Meetings

December 7, 2021

Host: Vice Chancellor Josephine Finn, 3rd District
Time: 2-4:30 pm
Regions Included: JD 3


December 8, 2021

Hosts: Wade Norwood, Regent At Large, and Ruth B. Turner, 7th District
Time: 5-7:30 pm
Regions Included: Big 5: Rochester


December 15, 2021

Host: Christine Cea, 13th District
Time: 5-7:30 pm
Regions Included: Big 5: Staten Island


January 5, 2022

Host: Susan W. Mittler, 6th Judicial District
Time: 5-7:30 pm
Regions Included: Eastern JD 6: Otsego, Delaware, Broome, Chenango, Madison counties


January 12, 2022

Hosts: Luis O. Reyes, Regent at Large, and Aramina Vega Ferrer, 12th District
Time: 6-8:30 pm
Regions Included: Big 5: Bronx


January 19, 2022

Hosts: Nan Eileen Mead, 1st District, and James E. Cottrell, Regent at Large
Time: 4-6:30 pm
Regions Included: Big 5: Manhattan
January 19 Meeting Flyer
January 19 Meeting Registration


January 27, 2022

Host: Catherine Collins, 8th District
Time: 2-4:30 pm
Regions Included: JD 8: Areas Outside of Buffalo
January 27 Meeting Flyer
January 27 Meeting Registration


February 3, 2022

Host: Catherine Collins, 8th District
Time: 2-4:30 pm
Regions Included: Big 5: Buffalo
February 3 Meeting Flyer
February 3 Meeting Registration