The New York State Department of Education unveiled new educational guidelines for private schools at their Monday, March 14 meeting.
The new standards provide more routes through which non-public schools can demonstrate their educational programs are “substantially equivalent” to that of public schools, as required by NYS law, according to Albany Times-Union. The draft regulations also ease the oversight burden on public schools.
Accredited institutions and those that administer state tests are exempt from compliance checks. Other non-public schools will be subject to review by the local public school district. A two-year review process led by public school districts will kick off in September 2023.
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