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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 a joint meeting on September 15, 2014.

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Proposed Amendment of Section 135.4 and addition of Section 135.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification and Reporting Coursework or Training for Coaches. On August 6, 2014, the Governor signed into law Chapter 205 of the Laws of 2014 which added a new Education Law §3036 to require all individuals currently holding or applying for a temporary coaching license or a professional coaching certificate, to complete two hours of training regarding the identification and reporting; of child abuse and maltreatment. Chapter 205 of the Laws of 2014 also amended the Social Services Law to expressly include coaches as mandated reporters of suspected child abuse. Your Committees discussed amending Section 135.4 and adding a new Section 135.7 to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification and Reporting Coursework or Training for Coaches. A Notice of Proposed Rule Making will be published in the State Register on October 1, 2014. It is anticipated that the proposed rule will be presented for adoption at the December 2014 Regents meeting.

Update from The College Board. Stacy Caldwell, Vice President, SAT® and PSAT/NMSQT® Assessment Programs at the College Board and Michael O’Sullivan the Senior Director of Government Relations for The College Board in the Middle States Region provided an update on its work over the last several years. The presentation focused on revisions that have been made to the SAT and PSAT to show that they are aligned to recognized college and career readiness standards, and the use of the PSAT as a diagnostic assessment. In addition an update on their Advanced Placement Program, and their “Opportunity Agenda” was provided.

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Meeting Date: 
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 2:55pm