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 a joint meeting on October 26, 2015. All members were present, except for Vice Chancellor Bottar and Regent Cottrell, who were excused.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Roadmap to College [P-12/HE (D) 1] – the Committees were provided with an update on the Blueprint for English Language Learners’ Success and the ELL Roadmap to College. The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages and The Bronx Institute at Lehman College of The City University of New York have been working together on the creation of the parent informational materials for the ELL Roadmap to College. The Roadmap is a comprehensive step-by-step guide for ELLs and their parents or guardians on how to prepare and apply to college beginning in middle school and continuing through high school. It advises students on academics, extracurricular activities, and other work that will prepare them for college. Presentations were made by Bruce A. Irushalmi, Associate Director, The Bronx Institute at Lehman College and Fausto Salazar, Principal at New World High School in the Bronx. They spoke about the Roadmap initiative and how it lead their schools to success in supporting vast numbers of Bronx secondary school students (including ELLs and students in special education programs) graduate high school and enter college.