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

Your P-12 Education and Higher Education Committees held their scheduled joint meeting on May 6, 2019.  All members were present, except for Regents Finn and Ouderkirk who were excused.


Update on Teacher and Principal Evaluations [P-12/HE (D) 1] – the Committees were provided with an overview of the changes made to the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) framework in the enacted budget and anticipated next steps for the Department.  The Department will begin working with the field to develop a regulatory proposal to implement the changes in a manner that best supports teaching and learning. Upon the Regents’ approval of regulatory amendments, the Department will develop tools and resources to support the field in implementing the system consistent with best practices.

Classroom Academy – A Teacher Residency Program Update – the Committees were provided with an update on the Classroom Academy Program, which is a clinically rich preparatory program intended to boost teacher recruitment and retention.  Under this model, aspiring teachers with bachelor’s degrees are placed in a two-year residency in Cambridge, Hudson Falls, and at the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES. 

Presenters included:

  • James Dexter, District Superintendent of Schools, Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES
  • Colleen McDonald, Residency Program Director and Grant Manager for the Residency Program
  • Kayleigh Ward, Graduate Student, SUNY Plattsburgh Lead Resident
  • Jason Sutliff, Faculty Member and Attending Teacher, Cambridge Central School District

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Meeting Date: 
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 9:00am