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Report of Regents P-12 Education/Higher Education Joint Meeting Committee to The Board of Regents

Your P-12 Education Committee and Higher Education Committee held joint meetings on November 17 and 18, 2014

Items not requiring action:

Panel on Opportunity Programs. Your Committee heard a presentation on the opportunity programs. A five member panel consisting of: Phyllis Breland, Director of Opportunity Programs (HEOP) at Hamilton College; Juan Duran and Raquel Knowles, former Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) students; Teneka Frost-Amusa, Esq., Associate Counsel, New York State Department of State, a former Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) student and Taylor Blue Clarke, a current Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) student discussed their individual educational journeys and how their experience(s) in an opportunity program(s) had a positive impact on their lives.

Proposed Amendments to Sections 80-3.6, 100.2(dd) and 154-2.3(k) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Professional Development in Language Acquisition to Address the Needs of English Language Learners. The proposed rule amends sections 80-3.6 and 100.2(dd) of the Commissioner’s Regulations to implement the Part 154 changes. The proposed rule also amends section 154-2.3(k) to conform to sections 80-3.6 and 100.2(dd), as amended, and to clarify that administrators and holders of a level III teaching assistant certificate also be required to complete a minimum of 15 percent of the required professional development clock hours in language acquisition addressing the needs of ELLs and integrating language and content instruction for ELLs; consistent with its requirements for teachers. It is anticipated that the proposed rule will be presented for action at the February 2015 Regents meeting.

Strengthening Teachers and Leaders Effectiveness (STLE) Grant. Department staff, Huntington
UFSD and Greece CSD provided the Board with an update on how LEAs in rounds 1-3 of the STLE grant have progressed in their use of educator evaluation systems to develop, implement, or enhance a comprehensive systems approach to address student achievement needs and common talent management needs such as the recruitment, development, retention, and equitable access to effective teachers and school leaders. In addition, the final round of the STLE grants, Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Dissemination Grant: Principal Leadership (STLE-D) was be introduced

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Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:15am