December 09, 2010

State Ed identifies 'Persistently Lowest Achieving' schools

Source: NYSUT Communications

From the State Education Department:

Education Commissioner Announces 67 Schools Identified as "Persistently Lowest Achieving" With 58 of them Also Placed Under Registration Review; Schools to be the Focus of School Improvement Efforts

State Education Commissioner David Steiner today announced that he has identified 67 schools as Persistently Lowest Achieving (PLA) as part of New York's school reform agenda. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) simultaneously identified 58 of these schools for registration review. These schools are required under state law to implement a major intervention to turn them around and are also eligible to receive significant funding to assist in the implementation of that intervention. The Department also announced that six schools have been removed from registration review because they have achieved the performance targets that had been previously set for them.

The complete release with attachments is available on the SED web site at



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