NYSED News

News and Notes: High School Graduation Rates

Last week, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) released high school graduation rates for the 2013 cohort, students who entered 9th grade in 2013. The overall graduation rate increased to 80.2 percent, up 0.5 percentage points from 79.7 percent for the 2012 cohort. The 2013 cohort graduation rate is more than 11 percentage points higher than it was a decade earlier, when the 2003 cohort graduation rate was 68.6 percent.

Funding Opportunity: New York State Integration Project – Professional Learning Community (NYSIP-PLC) Grant

New York State (NYS) has been recently found by one measure to have the most racially and socioeconomically segregated school system in the nation. In light of this, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) recently presented a proposed Diversity StatementAdobe PDF to the Board of Regents, outlining the positive impacts of socioeconomic, racial, and other types of integration on academic outcomes for elementary and secondary-school students. In an effort to support this renewed commitment to racial, socioeconomic, and other types of student integration in New York State, the NYSIP-PLC grant offers funds to assist LEAs to promote staff understanding of the benefits of integration and to assist staff to develop individualized district integration plans.

Funding Opportunity: 2018-2019 Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant Application

Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 is intended to improve student’s academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and local communities to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning, and improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

News and Notes: 2018 Budget Priorities and State Aid Request

Happy Holidays! As we reach the end of an eventful year, I'd like to wish you, along with your students and your families, a safe and happy holiday season and the very best possible New Year. Thank you for your continued commitment to improving education in New York State and for all you do every day to help students achieve success in school and in life.

Funding Opportunity: National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities (SFAs)

The School Food Service Equipment Grant is intended to improve the infrastructure of the NSLP. This will be achieved by providing the opportunity for schools to purchase equipment to serve healthier meals that meet the updated meal patterns, improve the overall quality of meals, improve efficiency of production and service and expand participation in school meals programs.

Funding Opportunity: 2018-2023 Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Education and English to Speakers of Other Languages (CR-ITI-BE/ESOL)

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) is seeking proposals for the creation of a Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute (CR-ITI) in Bilingual Education (BE) and/or English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, addressing the shortage of certified bilingual and ESOL teachers throughout New York State (NYS).

RFP: Building Quality Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Workshops

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Educator Quality and Professional Development (OEQPD) is seeking proposals from technical assistance providers with demonstrated knowledge, expertise and the capacity to provide technical assistance and professional development to support the creation of quality Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) as a part of the implementation of Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR) under Education Law §3012-d and Subpart 30-3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents. As a part of the Department’s commitment to continue to strengthen the evaluation system and its implementation, we intend to further build capacity of the field by hosting four (4) SLO workshop sessions at NYSED in Albany, New York and two (2) follow-up webinars.

RFP: Assessment and Evaluation Workgroups to Explore Current New York State Requirements and Best Practices for Teacher and Principal Evaluation

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Educator Quality and Professional Development (OEQPD) is seeking proposals from technical assistance providers with demonstrated knowledge, expertise and the capacity to provide technical assistance and professional development to support the exploration, analysis, and review of quality assessments (Assessment Workgroup) and/or performance metrics (Evaluation Workgroup) as a part of the implementation of Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR) under Education Law §3012-d and Subpart 30-3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents.

State Museum Honors 100 Years Of Women's Right To Vote With Opening Of Exhibit Votes For Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial

The New York State Museum will open Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial on November 4. On display through May 13, 2018, the exhibition honors the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State and raises awareness of the struggle for equal rights through the present day. The exhibition features more than 250 artifacts and images from the collections of the State Museum, State Archives, State Library, cultural institutions, and private lenders from across the state.

Statement from NYS Board of Regents Chancellor, Betty A. Rosa and NYS Commissioner of Education, MaryEllen Elia

“Like all New Yorkers, and all Americans, we are horrified and saddened by yet another attack that has left so many dead and injured. We mourn together with the families of the fallen and grieve with everyone who is suffering the physical and emotional trauma inflicted by this senseless act of terror. We send our prayers for a speedy and thorough recovery to the two New York City students and two New York City Department of Education employees who were injured in yesterday’s rampage. We will not be delayed or deterred in our work to lift up every one of New York’s three million students, confident in the knowledge that the way to a better world is through education, love and compassion.”

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