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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NYSED Awards $78 Million to Support 21st Century Community Learning Centers

The State Education Department awarded more than $78 million in grants to school districts, not-for-profits, institutes of higher education, and other community-focused organizations to expand or establish 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced today. The funds will support 122 programs and will be used by the districts and organizations to provide supplemental services and enrichments in schools that serve students in most need of additional supports.

News and Notes: Statement on President Trump's Budget Proposal; Amendments to Teacher Certification Requirements

In this edition of News and Notes, Commissioner MaryEllen Elia provides updates related to the following: Statement on President Trump's proposed spending plan; Grants for My Brother's Keeper Family and Community Engagement Program; Dignity for All Students Act (DASA); Amending New York State's teacher certification requirements; Opportunities to provide input on the ESSA draft plan; Proposed changes to public library construction aid; and 2017 Essential Elements: Schools to Watch. As always, thank you for all you do for the students of New York State.

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