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.

Request for Qualifications: Qualifications for Independent Receivers

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has announced a new Request for Qualifications (RFQ), titled: Qualifications for Independent Receivers. This RFQ will generate a list of Approved Independent Receivers for Persistently Struggling Schools. To be considered for receivership appointments for the 2016-2017 school year, it is encouraged that applications for the list of Approved Independent Receivers be received by NYSED no later than March 11, 2016.

Funding Opportunity: 2016-2019 New York State Charter School Dissemination Grant Program

The purpose of the New York State Charter School Dissemination grant program is to provide funds to support the dissemination of effective practices and programs that have been developed, tested, and proven successful in New York State charter schools. Funds are available to assist charter schools in disseminating their effective practices to any district school(s) in New York through designated partnerships.

Funding Opportunity: Continued Development, Administration, and Reporting of Teacher Certification Assessments for New York State Teachers and Educational Leaders as part of the NYSTCE Testing Program

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of State Assessment (OSA) is requesting proposals for the continued implementation of the New York State Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) Testing Program. Services include revision, enhancement, development, administration, and reporting of all Teacher Certification Assessments (excluding the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA), the Assessment for Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W) Elementary, and the ATS-W Secondary) as well as any and all additional instruments deemed necessary by NYSED for the certification for New York State teachers, teaching assistants, and educational leaders.

The New EngageNY Is Here

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is pleased to announce the release of The New EngageNY, featuring a more robust search, responsive design for better viewing on mobile devices, and streamlined navigation. EngageNY.org continues to serve educators and citizens by providing information and resources to help improve teaching and learning in New York.