News and Notes from Commissioner King
Funding Opportunity: Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language
The New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies (OBE-FLS), is seeking applications from Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to operate a Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (CR-ITI-BE) program, addressing the shortage of certified bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers throughout New York State (NYS).
State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. today announced that forty-two school districts and charter schools and eight consortia (which include thirty-eight component districts) have received preliminary grant award notification totaling approximately $24.2 million for the Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (STLE) 3 Program. Final grant awards are contingent on the review and approval of the Office of the State Comptroller. These grants represent the third and final phase of the STLE grant program.
This memo addresses three adjustments that are relevant to the State assessments component of the Regents Work Group Report entitled The Path Forward: Common Core Learning Standards, Assessments, and Teacher and Principal Evaluation in New York State.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking proposals for the services of a Program Evaluator (PE) who will conduct a statewide evaluation of the NCLB Title II, Part B Math Science Partnerships (MSP) competitive grant program by providing technical assistance to individual funded MSP projects that will assure that each funded MSP project conducts a thorough local evaluation using scientifically based research methods and provides evidence of progress on on-going program implementation, as well as meeting the required federal and state reporting requirements.
The State Board of Regents P-12 Education and Higher Education Committees today adopted several measures presented in a report from a Regents' work group to adjust the implementation of the new Common Core Standards. The full Board is expected to act on the Committee reports tomorrow (Tuesday, February 11th). Included are changes that will delay the impact of Common Core-related state assessments on educators and students, and reduce the level of local school district testing associated with the new teacher evaluation law and higher standards for teaching and learning.
Commissioner King's 2014-15 Higher Education and The Professions Budget Presentation
Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced the names of the two New York students who have been selected as delegates to the 52nd annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 8 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Benjamin Chasan of Plainview and Priscilla Guo of Forest Hills were chosen from across the state to be part of the group of 104 student delegates who will attend the program's 52nd annual Washington Week.