Measures signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday require school districts in New York to provide information about Advanced Placement courses offered, and establish high school student governments where they do not exist.
The amendments to state education law mean districts and charter schools must inform parents and students of the benefits of AP courses, how to enroll in them and what support is provided, including financial assistance, Hochul said. The information must be emailed or mailed, and posted on their websites.
Also, school boards at districts without peer-selected student governments in high schools or districtwide must form them.
“This legislation proves that we're not just changing policy - we are creating environments where every family has the knowledge to best support their kids on their educational journey and students have the opportunity to practice civic engagement through opportunities in their own classroom,” Hochul said in a statement.