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Ensuring Equitable Access to High Quality Teachers and Leaders

Educator Diversity Report 

As part of the 2018-19 Enacted State Budget, amid growing recognition of the value of diversity in New York State’s educator workforce, the Department was charged with drafting an Educator Diversity Report that provides an overview of teacher diversity throughout the state.  The report advances the issue by pulling together relevant data, analysis, and resources and identifying promising next steps toward a more diverse workforce and a more equitable education system.


Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a law that outlines how states can use federal money to support public schools. In January 2018, the federal government approved New York State’s plan to spend the approximately $1.6 billion the state receives annually under ESSA.


New York State’s Equity Plan 

New York State’s Equity Plan outlines strategies for how the State will continue to work with LEAs to ensure every student has equitable access to the most effective educators.