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Parent Update from Commissioner Elia

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 08:49
Biweekly letter to parents

2.2 Million Children Participated In State Library's 2017 Summer Reading Program

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:25
2.2 million students and children statewide participated in the 2017 summer reading program, an increase of approximately 94,000 participants over last year’s program, the New York State Education Department and State Library announced today. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the State Library’s summer reading program.

NYSED Proposes Regulation Changes to Expand Opportunities to Obtain a Transitional G Teaching Certification Beyond STEM Areas

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:30
The State Education Department today proposed regulatory changes to expand the Transitional G teaching certificate for career changers beyond the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to include any area for which there is a teaching certificate title.

Funding Opportunity: 2018-2023 Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Education and English to Speakers of Other Languages (CR-ITI-BE/ESOL)

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:30
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) is seeking proposals for the creation of a Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute (CR-ITI) in Bilingual Education (BE) and/or English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, addressing the shortage of certified bilingual and ESOL teachers throughout New York State (NYS).

Parent Update from Commissioner Elia

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:00
Biweekly letter to parents

RFP: Building Quality Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Workshops

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 17:03
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Educator Quality and Professional Development (OEQPD) is seeking proposals from technical assistance providers with demonstrated knowledge, expertise and the capacity to provide technical assistance and professional development to support the creation of quality Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) as a part of the implementation of Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR) under Education Law §3012-d and Subpart 30-3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents. As a part of the Department’s commitment to continue to strengthen the evaluation system and its implementation, we intend to further build capacity of the field by hosting four (4) SLO workshop sessions at NYSED in Albany, New York and two (2) follow-up webinars.

RFP: Assessment and Evaluation Workgroups to Explore Current New York State Requirements and Best Practices for Teacher and Principal Evaluation

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 16:54
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Educator Quality and Professional Development (OEQPD) is seeking proposals from technical assistance providers with demonstrated knowledge, expertise and the capacity to provide technical assistance and professional development to support the exploration, analysis, and review of quality assessments (Assessment Workgroup) and/or performance metrics (Evaluation Workgroup) as a part of the implementation of Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR) under Education Law §3012-d and Subpart 30-3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents.

State Museum Honors 100 Years Of Women's Right To Vote With Opening Of Exhibit Votes For Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:48
The New York State Museum will open Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial on November 4. On display through May 13, 2018, the exhibition honors the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State and raises awareness of the struggle for equal rights through the present day. The exhibition features more than 250 artifacts and images from the collections of the State Museum, State Archives, State Library, cultural institutions, and private lenders from across the state.

Statement from NYS Board of Regents Chancellor, Betty A. Rosa and NYS Commissioner of Education, MaryEllen Elia

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:45
“Like all New Yorkers, and all Americans, we are horrified and saddened by yet another attack that has left so many dead and injured. We mourn together with the families of the fallen and grieve with everyone who is suffering the physical and emotional trauma inflicted by this senseless act of terror. We send our prayers for a speedy and thorough recovery to the two New York City students and two New York City Department of Education employees who were injured in yesterday’s rampage. We will not be delayed or deterred in our work to lift up every one of New York’s three million students, confident in the knowledge that the way to a better world is through education, love and compassion.”

Vast Majority of Schools in Receivership Made Demonstrable Improvement in 2016-17

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:13
More than 95 percent of schools in receivership made demonstrable improvement in the 2016-17 school year, State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced today. A total of 61 of 63 schools in receivership showed progress on performance indicators jointly selected by the State Education Department and the districts in which the schools are located. Two schools, Build Academy in the Buffalo City School District and School 41-Kodak Park in the Rochester City School District, did not make Demonstrable Improvement and will now be placed under an Independent Receiver.

Parent Update from Commissioner Elia

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:08
This month, the Board of Regents and the State Education Department (NYSED) have taken measures to help students and teachers displaced by recent natural disasters. In my last update, I informed you of NYSED's guidance to school districts to help students displaced by the recent hurricanes . And last week, the Board of Regents took action to allow teachers displaced by Hurricane Maria to obtain temporary nonrenewable teaching certification in New York State.

RFP: Elementary, Intermediate (Middle) Level, and High School New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT)

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:37
The New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of State Assessment (OSA), is seeking proposals for the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) and New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL). Services include development, research, printing, shipping, scoring, and score reporting of operational and field tests aligned with New York State's approved English Language Arts (ELA) learning standards.

News and Notes: Help for Students and Teachers Displaced by Recent Natural Disasters

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:04
Over the last couple of weeks, the Board of Regents and the State Education Department (NYSED) have taken measures to help students and teachers displaced by recent natural disasters. On Monday, the Board of Regents took action to allow teachers displaced by Hurricane Maria to obtain temporary nonrenewable teaching certification in New York State. And last week, NYSED issued guidance to school districts to help students displaced by the recent hurricanes. See more information below about how the Board of Regents and NYSED are supporting those affected by the hurricanes.

Parent Update from Commissioner Elia

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:08
Recently, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria battered Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several other countries in the Caribbean, leaving thousands of people displaced. Some families from these impacted areas, and their school-aged children, have already relocated to New York and many more may relocate in the coming weeks and months. This week, the State Education Department issued guidance to school districts to help students displaced by the recent hurricanes.

State Education Department Advises Schools On Rights Of Students Displaced By Recent Natural Disasters

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:15
The State Education Department today issued guidance to school districts regarding the rights of students displaced by the recent natural disasters, as well as the services available to these children. Students who are temporarily displaced due to disaster are likely protected by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, a federal law that details the educational rights of students in temporary housing. Under the McKinney-Vento Act, students in temporary housing can enroll immediately in a school in the district where they are temporarily living even if they do not have the documents normally needed or missed enrollment deadlines. In addition, these displaced children are eligible for free school meals, Title 1 services, and services to support students with disabilities and English language learners.

Parent Update from Commissioner Elia

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:28
This edition of Commissioner Elia's Parents Newsletter from October 6, 2017 includes information about the following: School Vision Health Month, Farm-to-School Programs, and renovation and expansion at Middletown High School in Orange County

Funding Opportunity: Community Schools Regional Technical Assistance Centers (TACs)

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 18:56
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Student Support Services is seeking proposals for the establishment and operation of three regional Technical Assistance Centers to provide technical assistance to school districts establishing or operating Community Schools.

Funding Opportunity: Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership PR/HYL

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:31
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking proposals from qualified bidders to plan and conduct the Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI), in conjunction with the New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force (Task Force). Every year, the Task Force plans a statewide adult “SOMOS” conference for interested individuals to share their concerns on issues affecting the Latino community, and to suggest legislative action on programs that will address those concerns. The New York State Assembly sponsors the PR/HYLI in conjunction with the larger conference.

Parent Update from Commissioner Elia

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:06
On Monday, we submitted New York's Every Student Succeeds Act plan to the U.S. Department of Education. The Board of Regents approved the plan last week at its September meeting. You can read the final ESSA plan in full on the Department's ESSA webpage . Additionally, we released ESSA fact sheets for parents and educators . These summary documents explain the final ESSA plan and will be translated in additional languages. You can also read the press release about our final submission for more information.

News and Notes: Board of Regents Approves Arts Standards and ESSA Plan

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:36
I hope this school year is off to a great start in your classrooms and schools. At the State Education Department this week, the Board of Regents approved New York's Every Student Succeeds Act Plan, which will be submitted to the United States Education Department on September 18 for review and approval. The Board of Regents also approved the Next Generation Learning Standards this week. The revised standards are a result of a collaborative process that involved educators, parents and stakeholders from across New York.

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