Notice of Intent: Provider of Student Growth Measures for Use in Educator Evaluation and Institutional Accountability

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) intends to release a request for proposals (RFP) to provide student growth measures for use in Institutional Accountability determinations pursuant to the Commissioner’s Regulations §§100.18 and 100.19 and State-provided growth scores for teachers, principals, and districts pursuant to New York State Education Law §3012-c and § 3012-d; and to co-lead a process to review and redesign existing student growth methodologies based on recommendations from the New York State Student Growth Model workgroup, NYSED, and the Board of Regents.

Public Comment - Transferability of Non-administrative State Funds

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) will exercise its transfer authority within Section 6123 Transferability of Funds, to move not more than 50 percent of the non-administrative state funds from Title IV – B 21st Century to its allotment under Title I. Interested parties can submit comments regarding this request to NYSEDP12@nysed.gov by May 25, 2016. Please enter Transferability of Non-administrative State Funds in the email’s subject line.

Funding Opportunity: Network Training Center

The Office of Special Education of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) seeks to establish a Network Training Center (NTC) to provide professional development and evaluation of the State’s Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers (RSE-TASC). The RSE-TASCs form a comprehensive and coordinated system of technical assistance and school improvement resources that directly assist school districts to improve results for students with disabilities.

Funding Opportunity: 2016-2021 Bilingual Education Program

The New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL), is seeking applications from Public School Districts for a Bilingual Education Program (transitional bilingual and one-way and two-way dual language) that provides English Language Learners (ELLs) with home language instruction as well as English/English as a New Language instruction. Bilingual Education Programs seek to offer students the opportunity to become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural while improving their academic ability. Students learn to speak, read, and write in two languages, and also learn about other cultures while developing strong self-esteem and diverse language skills. The primary purpose of this grant program is to develop academic excellence and bilingual proficiency for ELLs, and depending on the model, English Proficient (EP) students, and to promote new Bilingual Education programs in school districts across the State.