Central New York

Council for the Social Studies

CNYCSS is an approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) organization. Click here for full CTLE sponsor list.

CNYCSS represents a membership from 16 counties and over 100 School Districts (See map of coverage).

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NYSCSS Hosts a Webinar

After the 19th Amendment:

Teaching About Women and the American Story

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The NYSCSS Curriculum & Assessment Committee is proud to sponsor a free, webinar that will explore sources from the New York Historical Society's dynamic Women & the American Story curriculum to trace how women continued to advocate for themselves and their communities after ratification of the 19th Amendment.  

Women & the American Story(WAMS) is a free, open access curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society. WAMS connects teachers and students with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women’s contributions to the American past. 

This webinar will highlight a diverse range of women—across race, ethnicity, economic status, and geography—and explore the many ways they strove to legitimize their new place in American society in the face of policies and a culture that continued to limit their roles.  

About the New-York Historical Society The New-York Historical Society was established in 1804 as New York’s first museum.  New-York Historical offers to visitors a vast collection of art, objects, artifacts and documents both onsite and on-line, and an ongoing collecting program that aims to facilitate a broad grasp of history’s enduring importance and its usefulness in finding explanations, causes, and insights.

This event is free to members and non-members.

CTLE credit will be offered to those who attend.

Registration deadline:  Monday, November 16, 2020, at noon.  



  • First U.S. Framework exam: June 1, 2021
  • "Old" U.S. Exam given January and June 2021
  • Global Framework Exam only starting Jan. 2021
  • No plans to release additional samples from the US Framework exam. 


  • Pilot will be pushed out and begin September 2021. 
  • Proposed seal will be added as a +1 Pathway 

Global History & Geography Framework Exam Released

SED Releases U.S. History Regents Prototypes-

Click here for full document.

Stimulus-Based Short Essay Questions:

Sample Student Papers Click here for more information

Click here and go directly to OSA website with additional information about U.S. History

Stay up-to-date on Regents Examination news by clicking here to go to OSA website.

  • Governor Cuomo has earmarked $1 million to develop curriculum on Civic Education Education & Values, Shared History of Diversity and the Role of Religious Freedom. NYSED sees this as something to be embedded into/highlighted within the framework, not a standalone curriculum.
  • NYSED is asking for feedback on next steps.The NYSED Civic Readiness Initiative Survey was initially released in March, but pulled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please complete and share.
  • Link to survey : NYSED Civic Readiness Initiative Survey 

Here is the slideshow NYSED SS Updates May 2020.pdf

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2019 Award Winners

Outstanding Elementary Teacher

Tracy Terry Bolivar Road Elementary SchoolChittenango 

Outstanding High School Teacher

Kathryn Cocco Indian River High School

Roger Sipher Young Professional 

Stephanie Cronk Moravia Middle School

Distinguished Educator

Jenny Fanelli, BOCES

Click here to view our Events calendar.  We post events from regional and national organizations that will be of interest to our members.

Latest CNYCSS Newsletter available here

Check out NCSS Awards and Grant Opportunities

Click here if you are looking for the 2018 CNYCSS Conference documents 

Interested in working for SED as an Education Specialist? Click here for more info from SED


President, Erica Martin, Chittenango

 Vice President, Jen Medwid, Baldwinsville

 Vice President, Carrie-Ann Ronalds, Canastota

 Treasurer, Lynette Avery, Liverpool

 Secretary, Vince Monterosso, J-D (retired)

 Past President, Kate Gross, F-M

See complete list of Board Members here

CNYCSS is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. New York. 2657 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13224.

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