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Weekly greetings from the
Central/Western NYSED CS TAC!
  • We're excited to share upcoming events and hope you register to save your spot today.
  • Then, be sure to check out the National Academy of Education's report on COVID-19 and educational inequities.

Featured TAC Events 
CSTAC Event  **This Week!**

The Landscape of Community Schools in New York

Hosted by the Netter Center UACS Regional Training Center, Binghamton University Community Schools, and the Central/Western NYSED CS TAC

September 17
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


MTSS/CS CoP: Strengthening Data, Systems, and Practices to Support Students, Staff, and Families

Hosted by the Central/Western NYSED CS TAC

Featured Speaker:
Ali Hearn, Education Consultant
(read bio)

September 24
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CSTAC Event  

The Importance of Best Practice, Evidence-Based Strategies For Addressing Learning Loss

Hosted by the Netter Center UACS Regional Training Center, Binghamton University Community Schools, and the Central/Western NYSED CS TAC

Featured Speaker:
Dr. Gary Smith, Consultant, Educator, Trainer (read bio)

September 29
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CSTAC Event  

Advancing Equity:
Inclusive Attendance Strategies

Hosted by the Central/Western NYSED CS TAC, the National Center for Community Schools, and the Institute for Justice and Well-Being

Featured Speakers:
Jorge Blau (read bio)
Ron Cope (read bio)

October 6
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

More CS TAC events from across the NY State:
September 30, 2021

Webinar Recording Release: Supporting Students With Chronic Trauma

October 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - April 12, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Virtual Events Series: Creating Resilience—How to Train and Strengthen Our Brains During Stressful Times

Other Events That May Interest You
Non-CSTAC PD Session

Engaging Students/Families Using the MTSS Framework

Professional development session with Ali Hearn, Education Consultant

September 17
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Non-CSTAC Learning Symposium

2nd Annual Partnering for a Resilient Community Virtual Learning Symposium:

Building and Sustaining Compassion and Resilience

Hosted by the Care Compass Network (CCN) and the CCN Regional Trauma-Informed Care (RTIC) Team

October 14
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Looking for on-demand PD?

Click here to explore NYS CSTACs' recorded webinars!

COVID-19 and Educational Inequities: The Long View

Since July 2020, the National Academy of Education (NAEd) has been convening scholars, policy leaders, and educators in roundtables and public forums to discuss a series of challenges surrounding COVID-19 and educational inequities. These topics include:

(1) challenges to academic learning (specifically in reading and mathematics) and social-emotional development

(2) “best bets” to advance the possibility for improved learning as the crisis continues and to imagine a structural reset of American education beyond the crisis

(3) uses (as well as potential misuses) of educational assessments during the pandemic as well as considerations for improved assessment procedures beyond the pandemic

These discussions culminated in three summary reports addressing academic and social-emotional learning, best hopes for a reset in American education, and educational assessments in the COVID-19 era and beyond.

We invite you to review one of these reports, "COVID-19 and Educational Inequities: The Long View."

Have you visited our new  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resource Portal yet?

Take a look at the portal today!


The C/W CS TAC provides technical assistance to school districts and their cross-sector partners integrating a Community Schools approach into a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework. This approach promotes alignment and integration of evidence-based practices for academic, social/emotional, behavioral, and health needs.

We offer support in building upon the existing strengths of school districts to remove barriers to learning and support the whole child, family, and community through technical assistance that includes:
  • Regional Events
  • Webinars
  • Site Visits
  • Phone Consultation
  • Communities of Practice
For more information, email us at



Using schools as hubs, community schools bring educators, families, and community partners together to offer a wide range of opportunities, supports, and services to students, as well as their families and communities.

Community schools:
  • Provide expanded learning opportunities that are motivating and engaging during the school day, after school, and in the summer
  • Offer integrated health and social supports and services
  • Engage families and communities as assets in the lives of their children
Watch this video to learn more about the Central/Western NYS Community Schools Technical Assistance Center.
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