From the Desk of Gladys Cruz


State of our schools

State of our schools

Read the District Superintendent’s monthly column in the Register Star and Daily Mail newspapers.

State of our schools

Reviewing Our Graduation Measures

This month, SED will resume hosting regional information meetings across the state to gather feedback on what a state diploma should signify to ensure educational excellence and equity for every student in New York.

State of our schools

Women in the Trades

Did you know that only 3% of employees in the skilled trades are women? Females are significantly underrepresented in the skill trades at a time when many companies are looking for help, a significant number of trade workers are nearing retirement, and the pandemic has had a disproportionate economic impact on women.

State of our schools

Improving mental health in our schools

Each year, during the first week of October, we raise awareness of mental health through Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). This year’s observance centers around a new awareness campaign, “Together for Mental Health.”

State of our schools

Welcoming back our students

District Superintendent Dr. Gladys I. Cruz discusses the return of students as part of her monthly column.

The importance of summer learning

The importance of summer learning

Summer is a great time to help children explore their interests and try new things, and to keep them excited about learning and school.