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Application Notice: Persistently Struggling Schools Grant (PSSG) Application Education Law 211-f and Commissioner’s Regulation 100.19

Education Law Section 211-f designates current Priority Schools that have been in the most severe accountability status since the 2006-07 school year as “Persistently Failing Schools” and vests the superintendent of the district with the powers of a receiver. Pursuant to Commissioner’s Regulation 100.19, these schools have been identified as “Persistently Struggling Schools.” Section 211-f of Education Law provides persons or entities vested with the powers of a receiver new authority to, among other things, develop a school intervention plan; convert schools to community schools providing wrap-around services; reallocate funds in the school’s budget; expand the school day or school year; establish professional development plans; order the conversion of the school to a charter school consistent with applicable state laws; remove staff and/or require staff to reapply for their jobs in collaboration with a staffing committee; and negotiate collective bargaining agreements, with any unresolved issues submitted to the Commissioner for decision.

Application Notice: Persistently Struggling Schools Grant (PSSG) Application Education Law 211-f and Commissioner’s Regulation 100.19

In New York State, we are committed to higher standards and to evaluating the standards on a regular basis with input from stakeholders. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is conducting a review of the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. NYSED is conducting a survey in order to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the standards. The results of the survey will directly inform any changes that we make to the standards as a result of the review. I look forward to hearing from you and reviewing your feedback on the standards.

Commissioner Elia's Testimony on School Receivership

Moving Forward with Receivership in New York State

RFQ Posted: Teacher and Principal Practice Rubrics Providers

To implement the provisions of Education Law §3012-d relating to annual professional performance reviews of classroom teachers and building principals, the New York State Education Department (“NYSED” or “Department”), is soliciting application for Teacher and Principal Practice Rubrics that will be used as part of teacher and principal evaluations. THIS SOLICITATION WILL NOT RESULT IN A CONTRACT WITH THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. NYSED will use the objective criteria specified within to review such proposals and will generate a new list of Approved Teacher and Principal Practice Rubrics Under §3012-d. This list will be available at: http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/teachers-leaders/practicerubrics/home.html.

The 2015-16 Data Requirements Page is Posted

The 2015-16 data requirements page is now available and had templates of all of our forms and their due dates and other information.

The Final SIRS Refresh for VR11, VR12 and VR14 has Completed

The final SIRS refresh for VR11, VR12 and VR14 has completed and the verification reports have been refreshed. These reports are due to be certified by today.

The SIRS Refresh for VR11, VR12 and VR14 has Completed

The SIRS refresh for VR11, VR12 and VR14 has completed and the verification reports have been refreshed.

The 2015-16 Due Dates At a Glance is Now Available

The 2015-16 due dates at a glance document is now available for download.

The PD System is Back Up

The PD System is back up and the certification buttons are back. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Funding Opportunity: FY 2015 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.

RFP Posted: New York City Preschool Provider Bilingual/English as a New Language Professional Development Center

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Special Education is seeking proposals for the establishment of a New York City (NYC) Preschool Provider Bilingual/English as a New Language Professional Development Center (Preschool Bilingual/ENL PDC). The purpose of the Preschool Bilingual/ENL PDC will be to provide in-service training which section 4410 preschool special education programs can include in their Interim Alternative Bilingual Placement (IABP) plans so they can continue enrolling English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities. The project is intended to increase the capacity of preschool providers in NYC to serve preschool students with disabilities who are ELLs by providing professional development to administrators, paraprofessionals1, teachers and related service providers employed by approved preschool programs on topics including, but not limited to, bilingual and ENL methodology, cultural and linguistic diversity and the integration of bilingual programming throughout a school. The Preschool Bilingual/ENL PDC will also develop procedures to ensure that the paraprofessionals and professionals participating in the above training have information on tuition assistance provided by the Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Special Education (ITI-BSE) and registered ITI-BSE programs leading to a bilingual extension or certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Teaching Students with Disabilities from Birth to Grade 2 (TSWD).

The PD System is Temporarily Down

The PD System is temporarily down. We expect it to be back up tomorrow (9/15/15) by mid-morning. We have temporarily removed the certification buttons and these will be back up tomorrow when the system is fixed. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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