New York State Education Department is pleased to announce that the Culturally
Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Framework, is now available. The CR-S
framework is an initiative that establishes CR-S guidelines for seven different
stakeholder groups. It was designed from the ground up and is the
collective insight of parents, students, teachers, school and district leaders,
higher education faculty, and community advocates.
CR-S framework is organized by four principles: welcoming and affirming environment;
high expectations and rigorous instruction; inclusive curriculum and
assessment; and ongoing professional learning.
The framework can be accessed on the NYSED website. Additional
information on the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education is