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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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News and Notes: Grants Now Available for New York State My Brother's Keeper Initiatives

This edition of News and Notes provides important updates related to New York State's My Brother's Keeper initiative; certification of out-of-state teachers and leaders; public comment on draft goals and guiding principals for school accountability; creation of Community Schools; Charter School Dissemination Grants; the Summer Food Service Program; and construction grants for public libraries. In addition, we recap conversations I have had with students via Google Hangout about cyberbullying and technology in the classroom.

Funding Opportunity: 2016-17 Title I School Improvement Reward School Dissemination Grants

Section 1003(a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that State Education Agencies allocate funds to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to carry out the State's responsibilities under sections 1116 and 1117, including support for Reward Schools to mentor staff at Priority and Focus Schools, and refine and enhance the Reward SchoolÂ’s own best practices.

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