NYSED News

Funding Opportunity: Program Development Grant to Prepare Students with Disabilities to Exit School with Work Readiness Skills

The Program Development Grant program is a competitive grant program to provide funding for schools to enhance their instructional programs to increase students with disabilities’ access to and participation in career and technical education (CTE) coursework, instruction in the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) learning standards, and work-based learning opportunities to fulfill requirements for the award of the NYS CDOS Commencement Credential.

RFI Posted: Child Nutrition Program: Administrative Review System

NYSED hereby issues this “Request for Information” (RFI) to solicit information from vendors regarding the availability of software systems and services to assist NYSED with administrative reviews of its Child Nutrition Programs as mandated by the USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS).

RFP Posted: Early Childhood Direction Centers

The New York State Education Department (NYSED), P-12: Office of Special Education is seeking proposals to establish fourteen (14) Early Childhood Direction Centers (ECDC) to act as Special Education Technical Assistance Centers (TACs). The purpose of the TACs is to assist families and professionals in securing services that meet the needs of children with disabilities, birth through age five, by providing information and training about available service options and service delivery systems.

RFP Posted: Alternate Assessment for New York State Students with Severe Cognitive Disabilities

The New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of State Assessment (OSA), seeks proposals for the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics (Service 1), and separately for Science and Social Studies (Service 2). The NYSAA in ELA and Mathematics is administered to students each year in Grades 3 through 8 and once in high school. The NYSAA in Science is administered to students in Grades 4 and 8 and once in high school. The NYSAA in Social Studies is administered to students once in high school.

NYSED P-12 Guidance: Public Health and Education Laws Require Schools to Follow State Requirements for Vaccinations

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBE-WL) is seeking proposals to operate eight (8) Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN) technical assistance support centers in the State, which will include seven (7) regional RBE-RN technical assistance support centers and one (1) Statewide Language RBE-RN.

RFP Posted: Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN)

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBE-WL) is seeking proposals to operate eight (8) Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN) technical assistance support centers in the State, which will include seven (7) regional RBE-RN technical assistance support centers and one (1) Statewide Language RBE-RN.

Commissioner King to Join the Obama Administration

New York State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. announced on December 10, 2014 that he has accepted a position with the U.S Department of Education. King will serve as Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.