Guidance on Reporting Children Receiving Priority Pre-K or Statewide Universal Full-Day Pre-K in SIRS

This memo provides instructions for entering prekindergarten students in SIRS.

Personnel Master File (PMF) 2014-15 Timeline and Changes

This memo highlights the timeline for the 2014-15 data collection of the BEDS Personnel Master File (PMF) and updates to the collection process for teacher data.

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Funding Opportunity: 1003(g) School Improvement Grant (SIG) (Round 7)

Under New York State Education Department’s (NYSED’s) approved Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver, the state’s persistently lowest-achieving schools are identified as Priority Schools and may also be placed under registration review (SURR), pursuant to Commissioner’s regulation 100.18. As a result, Priority Schools, with the support of the larger district and school-community, have an opportunity to develop and implement a whole-school change model with the goal of achieving dramatic school-level achievement gains such that the school is in good academic standing within three years.

Funding Opportunity: Prekindergarten for Three-Year Old Students in High-Need School Districts (3PK)

The purpose of the Prekindergarten for Three-Year Old Students in High Need School Districts is to increase the availability of high quality prekindergarten placements for high need children and schools within New York State.

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