Common Core

Legislative Memos

(Archived Legislative Memos)





2005 - 2006






Committee Updates

  • September 21, 2017 Committee Update
    • SUNY Regional Skills Gap Forums
    • InternShop
    • ESSA & Next Generation ELA + Math Standards
  • June 13, 2017 Committee Update
    • Last Chance to Register: Early Care and Learning Council Event with Lt. Governor
    • Last Week to Submit Public Comments for State's ESSA Plan
    • End of Session Priorities
  • May 12, 2017 Committee Update
    • Letter to Congress Supporting Federal CTE Legislation
    • NYS ESSA Public Hearings Across the State
    • ESSA Coalition Regional Meetings
  • October 24, 2016
    • SUNYCON 2016
    • Update on State Draft Plan Under ESSA
  • November 22, 2013
    • Support the Common Core in New York
    • Legislation of Interest
  • April 30, 2013
    • Memo in Support of Amended New York Youth Works Tax Credit
    • Perkins Act Up for Reauthorization
    • NYATEP to Hold 2013 Policy and Research Symposium
  • April 10, 2013
    • Workforce Development and Education Initiatives
    • Business Council the Newest Member of Immigration Reform and Education Coalition
    • Education Event Recap
  • March 14, 2013
    • Budget Update
  • March 7, 2013
    • Team Up with The Business Council and SOMOS to Help Out New York's Future Leaders!
    • U.S. Department of Education Releases School-Level Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rates
  • February 20, 2013
    • Replicating P-TECH: Get Involved!
    • Next Generation Job Linkage Program
  • January 24, 2013
    • Commissioner King Speaks to The Business Council Board of Directors
    • Certificate of Work Readiness
    • Fate of the GED and Debate Over Potentially Charging a Fee for Test Takers
  • December 2001
    • WIA Incentive Grants for Involving Employers in Innovative and Expanded Youth Programing
    • 2002 Education Program
    • New Education Web Site
    • Data Fast Facts from the 2000 U.S. Census
  • June 2001
    • Regents Hold the Line on 65
    • Legislature Poised to Water Down Standards at Any Time
    • Students with Disabilities / Safety Net Extended
    • Manufacturing Skill Standards Approved
  • May 2001
    • Slogans are Not Thoughts
    • Third Year Results on 4th Grade English Language Arts Test
    • Public Private Partnerships for Student Achievement and Workforce Development
    • Online Education Opportunities at SUNY
    • The Synergy Conference II: From Net-Watch to TEC-Watch
  • April 2001
    • Component Retesting Being Offered to High School Students for the First Time
    • Commissioner Stand Firm on Requiring Regents for All
    • Promoting a Language Proficient Society: What the Business Commuinty Can Do
    • Grants to Train High-Tech Workers Recently Announced
  • March 2001
    • Two New Members of Board of Regents Elected
    • School Report Card Data for 1999-2000 Now Available
    • Internet-Based "Virtual Job Fair"
  • February 2001
    • Regents Bring Career and Technical Education Up to Par With Standards
    • Standard Setting Studies
    • Governor's School Aid Proposal
  • January 2001
    • Governor's State of the State Message Calls for Major School Aid Formula Reform
    • 2000 Pathfinder Awards
    • 2001 Draft Legislative Program
    • National Goals Panel

Of Interest


Engage New York

Higher Standards in Education

Pathfinder Awards

New York State School Data

Research & Technology


School Funding

School Tax Watch

Career and Technical Education

No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

  • HOW HAS NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT AFFECTED PUBLIC SCHOOLS? Congress needs to know from individual citizens how NCLB affects your community. GiveKidsGoodSchools.org a project of the Public Education Network has launched a quick online survey to determine how No Child Left Behind has affected your child, school, or community. (Even if you haven't noticed its effect, please take a moment to tell them that.) Government and Education leaders need to hear about the impact of this law. With your input, policymakers will be provided with grassroots information about the effectiveness of the No Child Left Behind Act. Results of this survey will be reported to Congress, the Administration and state and local policymakers.
  • Council: State must sustain its commitment to school standards, achievement, and accountability (10/15/04)

News Stories

Job Training

Business Council's Corning Award for Excellence

Reports / Testimonies