NYSED – Dignity For All Students Act Task Force

NYSSCA represented you at NYSED Dignity for All Students Act Task Force
which includes representatives from many NYS organizations
2017-2018 Meeting Date Agenda and links to information:
February 20, 2018

Meeting notes

There was lack of consensus on regulation changes to submit to the Board of Regents

Options voted on included:

1.    3-credit multicultural course required, waived if content is addressed across multiple courses

2.    Include DASA training within the curriculum for teacher, educational leader and pupil personnel services preparation programs

3.    Keep the current 6-hour DASA workshop requirement

December 6, 2017

Meeting notes

Presentation on bullying by Elizabethe Payne, Queering Education Research Institute

Develop recommendations for Board of Regents regarding required DASA training

November 9, 2017

Meeting notes

Analyze data from survey

Office of State Comptroller audit of implementation of DASA in schools

Report from The Education Trust on diversity in educators

October 4, 2017

Meeting notes

Presentation on bullying by Elizabethe Payne, Queering Education Research Institute

Presentation on race in education, Ali Michaels, Race Institute for K12 Educators

Finalize survey

September 14, 2017

Meeting notes

Presentation on bullying by Elizabethe Payne, Queering Education Research Institute

Presentation on teacher diversity by Melissa Schieble, CUNY Hunter College

Update on draft survey

July 10, 2017

Meeting notes

Webpage established for DASA Task Force

Review of syllabus to identify gaps

Review of draft survey

June 1, 2017

Meeting notes

Welcome – John D’Agati & Renee Rider

Charge of the Task Force – form recommendations regarding the DASA training

Current materials:

· Dignity Act Syllabus

· Laws and Regulations

· Resources