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Approved New York State ESSA Plan

For the 2021–2022 School Year

Due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Department of Education (USDE) approved accountability waivers for the 2019–2020 and 2020–2021 school years.  To support restart efforts, USDE approved amendments to the New York State Consolidated State Plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for the 2021–2022 school year only. 

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides New York State with an opportunity to leverage significant federal resources in support of New York State’s commitment to providing equity, access, and opportunity for all students.

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