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Meeting of the Board of Regents | May 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 11:20pm

Report of the



The Board of Regents

May 17, 2010

              Your College and Career Readiness Work Group held its scheduled meeting on May 17, 2010.  All Work Group members were present, except for Regents Bowman and Young, who were excused.



Data/Information Discussions – the Work Group was presented with additional data on college readiness for students attending CUNY as requested at the April 2010 meeting. Associate Commissioner Ken Slentz provided information on the phase-out of the local diploma, course credit  and Regents exam requirements for general education students.



Panel Discussion:  College and Career Readiness Challenges in New York State


  • Dr. Charles S. Dedrick, District Superintendent, Capital Region BOCES
  • Dr. Kathleen Spring, Superintendent, Mohonasen School District
  • Dr. Joseph Dragone, Superintendent Ballston Spa School District
  • Michael Tucker, President and CEO, Center for Economic Growth
  • Mark Eagan, President and CEO, Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce


The panel provided input and answered questions relating to New York State’s high school graduates and how well they are prepared for college and the workforce.  There was consensus that today’s students need to be critical thinkers, innovators, and have appreciation for global awareness.  Discussion focused on CTE programs and how important it is to integrate core courses into the CTE program so that students see the relevance to the work they are doing.  The panel made suggestions relating to project-based learning for CTE students and possibly making that the key to graduation, rather than a multiple choice test.  The College and Career Readiness Work Group will meet again at the June Regents meeting.

That concludes my report.



                                                                                                  Anthony Bottar