Also at this week’s meeting, the Board of Regents recognized the outstanding New York State students who earned Chancellor Joseph McGovern and Regent Margaret Snow Vander Veer Scholarships; announced the winner of the “Write On, NY!” logo design contest; and honored those New York State schools that were named as U.S. Department of Education “Green Ribbon Schools.” Congratulations to all the awardees!
I thank all who submitted comments; your input was invaluable in developing the plan. As we look ahead to the start of school in September, the ARP ESSER funds will help us address the inequities that were exacerbated by the pandemic, focusing on those students who were most impacted.
It is imperative that we do everything possible to ensure that New York’s children have equal opportunities to connect online and receive a meaningful education. Our work to achieve digital equity must be inclusive; it requires input and effort from many sectors, including education, state and local government, business, and even from students, who are the stewards of technology and innovation.
The State Library is developing a range of programs to advance the priorities laid out in the digital equity report. These programs are part of libraries’ overall work to serve communities in creative and innovative ways.
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Betty A. Rosa