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ACCELERATED LEARNING OPTIONS

There are no state-level policies related to accelerated learning options in New York.

Tech-Prep/Technical and Vocational Education

N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3102-B - Centers for Advanced Technology
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ADULT LEARNERS

New York divides adult education into career and basic education. State policy calls for the board of education of each school district and the board of cooperative educational services to maintain an approved career education program and to appoint an advisory council for career education. This council advises the board of education and/or board of cooperative education on policy matters related to career education. School districts are encouraged to establish and maintain day and evening schools that include basic education, civic understanding, vocational, and general education programs for adults. The state maintains a school-to-work and a Bridges to Employment program. The Department of Corrections also offers education programs to inmates. (Last updated 2013)

Adult Learners, General Policy

N.Y. Public Authorities Law 3102-B - Centers for Advanced Technology

Adult Workforce Education and Training

N.Y. Public Authorities Law 4604 - Continuing Education Adult Schools
N.Y. Public Authorities Law 4607 - Bridge to Employment, Work Tryout and Education Program

Prisoner/Inmate Education

N.Y. Public Authorities Law 136 - Correctional Education
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ARTICULATION, TRANSFER, AND ALIGNMENT

All sectors of education - K-12, community colleges and baccalaureate institutions - are coordinated by the New York State Education Department, which is governed by the New York Board of Regents. Regents policy encourages collaborative efforts among the Department, colleges, and school districts to provide the information and assistance K-12 pupils and their families need in order to prepare for success in future college study. The State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University of New York (CUNY) systems govern and set policies for their respective systems of two- and four-year colleges and universities. In 2003 the General Assembly passed legislation requiring the establishment of uniform standards for the transferability and acceptance of course credits among the various units of CUNY and SUNY. At the institutional level, the SUNY system has addressed issues related to articulation and transfer since 1980 when its Board of Trustees stipulated that New York residents who graduated with an A.A. or an A.S. degree from a SUNY community college were guaranteed admission to a SUNY four-year institution. In 1987, the Board adopted another resolution which stated that A.A. and A.S. graduates be granted full credit transfer for general education courses taken and not be required to repeat successfully completed courses with similar curricular content at a receiving institution. In 1998, based on recommendations contained in a report issued by the SUNY faculty and the Joint Task Force on General Education, the Trustees adopted a minimum transfer curriculum of 30 credit hours distributed across knowledge and skill areas, including mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, American history, Western civilization, non-Western civilizations, humanities, the arts, foreign language, and basic communication. (Last Updated 2011)

Standards for Admission, Promotion or Graduation

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DATA AND ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS

New York has been gradually building a statewide student data system for K-12 and expects to be able to link K-12 and postsecondary data by 2011. Both the SUNY and CUNY systems maintain student unit record systems to track students who transfer to public institutions within the state. New York does not have a statewide accountability report for higher education, although the Board of Regents does require reporting on some performance issues including graduation rates and transfer activity. Other performance measures come from reports generated by the CUNY and SUNY systems. For example, at CUNY, accountability is achieved by measuring colleges' annual progress towards key performance targets - many tied directly to student outcomes - and rewarding performance by presidents and their leadership teams commensurate with those results. Over the next few years, CUNY will continue to monitor three broad sets of objectives: raising academic quality, improving student success, and enhancing financial and management effectiveness. (Last updated 2008)

Comprehensive Initiative

N.Y. EDUC Law 16.1.7 305. - Commissioner of Education: General Powers and Duties

Development of Improved Information Systems

CUNY - Data Sharing Agreement
P-16 Governance - Memorandum of Understanding
SUNY - Data Sharing Agreement

Performance Based Measures for K-12

N.Y. EDUC Law 7A.341-A - Standardized Testing; Reports
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EARLY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

While New York has several individual programs and publications, it appears to lack an overall statewide pre-college outreach goal with strategies. At the state level, New York does not have a systematic way to identify and target students, collect student data across segments, allocate funds, evaluate programs, and report data. The New York State Department of Education's Science and Technology Entry Program's goal is to increase the number of historically underrepresented and disadvantaged students prepare to enter college, and improve their participation rate in mathematics- and science-related fields. The Governor's office maintains a website, Getting Ready for College, that helps students set their career goals and interests, and contains related links. The Bureau of Higher Education Opportunity Programs awards grants to independent colleges and universities to subsidize support programs for disadvantaged students. Public institutions in New York also run their own opportunity programs, including CUNY's College Discovery; Search For Education, Elevation, and Knowledge; and SUNY's Educational Opportunity Program. (Prepared by Andrea Venezia, Consultant, FY 2003)

College Test Preparation

N.Y. Education Law 6454 - Science and Technology Entry Program

Community Outreach

N.Y. Education Law 6454 - Science and Technology Entry Program
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FINANCE

As a coordinating board, the Office of Higher Education within New York's State Department of Education has no authority to set tuition and fees. Instead, the boards of trustees at each state postsecondary system sets tuition at the individual campuses. New York grants tuition awards to all eligible Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Afghanistan veterans, and to eligible dependents of deceased correctional officers, who are enrolled in approved undergraduate or graduate programs at degree granting institutions or approved vocational training programs. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Authority to Set Tuition and Fees

N.Y. Education Law 6007 - Tuition; Disposition of Fees and Income
N.Y. Education Law 6206 - City University of New York - Powers and Duties

Tuition and Fees, General Policy

N.Y. Education Law 212-b - Return of Tuition for Colleges, Universities, Professional, Proprietary and Graduate Schools

Tuition Policies Related to Undocumented Students

N.Y. Education Law 355 - Powers and Duties of Trustees--Administrative and Fiscal Functions
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REMEDIAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION

Remedial education is the primary responsibility of the two-year campuses at the City University of New York (CUNY) and the State University of New York (SUNY). The state publishes basic information about remedial education, but does not play a significant role with respect to policies or practices. The CUNY system uses a common set of assessments and cut scores for remedial course placement, but campuses have make decisions regarding instruction. Individual campuses at SUNY determine the assessments used for course placement, as well as cut scores and whether students must enroll in remedial education. Under New York statute, the Arthur O. Eve Opportunity for Higher Education program allows the commissioner of education to contract with public and non-public higher education institutions to provide support services for economically and educationally disadvantaged students. The program also provides funding for remedial, developmental, and summer courses. (Prepared by Mary Fulton, Education Commission of the States, 2012)

Collaborative Efforts to Reduce the Need for Remediation

N.Y. Education Law 6451 - Opportunity for higher education; non-public institutions.
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STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

New York's largest grant program is the Tuition Assistance Program, which is available to residents based on need. The NYS Educational Opportunity Program also provides assistance to financially disadvantaged, as well as academically disadvantaged. New York offers grants and scholarships for students who intend to teach in schools that serve low-income students and for students who will become math and science teachers. This state also offers a few scholarships for families of 911 victims. New York also has a college savings program and offers several loans. For the 2005-2006 academic year, New York provided 877,797 for need-based and 21,974 for non-need-based aid. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Comprehensive Initiative

N.Y. Education Law 359 - State University and State Financial Assistance for Higher Education - Reports of the state university trustees

Financial Aid/Scholarships

N.Y. Education Law 601 - Higher Education Student Financial Aid Programs: Definitions
N.Y. Education Law 602 - Higher Education Student Financial Aid Programs: Duties of the Commissioner
N.Y. Education Law 603 - Higher Education Student Financial Aid Programs: Evaluation by the Board of Regents
N.Y. Education Law 604 - Higher Education Student Financial Aid Programs: General Awards
N.Y. Education Law 605 - Higher Education Student Financial Aid Programs: Academic Performance Awards
N.Y. Education Law 605-A - Higher Education Student Financial Aid Programs: Scholarships for Academic Excellence
N.Y. Education Law 606 - Higher Education Student Financial Aid Programs: County Awards for Professional Education in Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, or Veterinary Medicine
N.Y. Education Law 607 - Higher Education Student Financial Aid Programs: Required Disclosure to Matriculated Students
N.Y. Education Law 608 - Higher Education Student Financial Aid Programs: World Trade Center Memorial Scholarships
N.Y. Education Law 608-A - Higher Education Student Financial Aid Programs: Military Enhanced Recognition, Incentive and Tribute (MERIT) Scholarships
N.Y. Education Law 661 - Student Financial Aid General Provisions: Elgibility Requirements and Conditions Governing Awards and Loans
N.Y. Education Law 662 - Student Financial Aid General Provisions: Revocations
N.Y. Education Law 663 - Student Financial Aid General Provisions: Income, a Determinant of Amount of Awards
N.Y. Education Law 664 - Student Financial Aid General Provisions: Concurrent Awards
N.Y. Education Law 665 - Student Financial Aid General Provisions: Payment
N.Y. Education Law 665-A - Student Financial Aid General Provisions: Institutional Participation in Award Programs
N.Y. Education Law 666 - Student Financial Aid General Awards: Tuition Awards for Part-Time Undergraduate Students
N.Y. Education Law 667 - Student Financial Aid General Awards: Tuition Assistance Program Awards
N.Y. Education Law 667-A - Student Financial Aid General Awards: Supplemental Tuition Assistance Program
N.Y. Education Law 667-C - Student Financial Aid General Awards: Part-Time Tuition Assistance Program Awards
N.Y. Education Law 668 - Student Financial Aid General Awards: Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans
N.Y. Education Law 668-A - Student Financial Aid General Awards: Regents Awards for Children of Deceased Police Officers, Peace Officers, Firefighters and Volunteer Firefighters
N.Y. Education Law 668-B - Student Financial Aid General Awards: Memorial Scholarships for Children, Spouses and Financial Dependents of Deceased Firefighters, Volunteer Firefighters, Police Officers, Peace Officers, and Emergency Medical Service Workers
N.Y. Education Law 668-C - Student Financial Aid General Awards: Awards for Vietnam Veterans' Children Born with Spina Bifida Enrolled in Approved Undergraduate or Graduate Programs at Degree Granting Institutions
N.Y. Education Law 668-D - Student Financial Aid General Awards: World Trade Center Memorial Scholarships
N.Y. Education Law 668-E - Student Financial Aid General Awards: Military Enhanced Recognition, Incentive and Tribute (MERIT) Scholarships
N.Y. Education Law 668-F - Student Financial Aid General Awards: American Airlines Flight 587 Memorial Scholarships
N.Y. Education Law 669 - Student Financial Aid General Awards: Regents Awards for Children of Deceased State Correction Officers and State Civilian Employees of a Correction Facility
N.Y. Education Law 669-A - Student Financial Aid General Awards: Tuition Awards for Vietnam, Persian Gulf and Afghanistan Veterans Enrolled in Approved Undergraduate or Graduate Programs at Degree Granting Institutions and Approved Vocational Training Programs
N.Y. Education Law 669-B - Student Financial Aid General Awards: Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program for Members of the New York State Organized Militia
N.Y. Education Law 669-C - Student Financial Aid General Awards: Volunteer Recruitment Service Scholarships
N.Y. Education Law 670 - Student Financial Aid Academic Performance Awards: Regents College Scholarships
N.Y. Education Law 670-A - Student Financial Aid Academic Performance Awards: Empire State Scholarships of Excellence
N.Y. Education Law 670-B - Student Financial Aid Academic Performance Awards: Scholarships for Academic Excellence
N.Y. Education Law 671 - Student Financial Aid Academic Performance Awards: Regents Professional Education in Nursing Scholarships
N.Y. Education Law 672 - Student Financial Aid Academic Performance Awards: Regents Professional Education in Medicine or Dentistry Scholarships
N.Y. Education Law 672-A - Student Financial Aid Academic Performance Awards: Regents Professional Education in Optometry Scholarships
N.Y. Education Law 672-B - Student Financial Aid Academic Performance Awards: Regents Professional Education in Veterinary Medicine Scholarships
N.Y. Education Law 673 - Student Financial Aid Academic Performance Awards: Regents Physician Shortage Scholarships
N.Y. Education Law 674 - Student Financial Aid Academic Performance Awards: Regents Veterans with War Service Scholarships
N.Y. Education Law 677 - Student Financial Aid Academic Performance Awards: Regents Physician Loan Forgiveness Program
N.Y. Education Law 677-A - Student Financial Aid Academic Performance Awards: Physician Loan Repayment Program
N.Y. Education Law 678 - Student Financial Aid Academic Performance Awards: Regents Health Care Professional Opportunity Scholarships
N.Y. Education Law 679 - Student Financial Aid Academic Performance Awards: Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarships
N.Y. Education Law 679-A - Student Financial Aid Other Awards: New York State Licensed Social Worker Loan Forgiveness Program
N.Y. Education Law 679-B - Student Financial Aid Other Awards: Primary Care Practitioner Scholarship Program
N.Y. Education Law 679-C - Student Financial Aid Other Awards: Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship Program
N.Y. Education Law 679-D - Student Financial Aid Other Awards: New York State Nursing Faculty Loan Forgiveness Incentive Program
N.Y. Education Law 679-E - Student Financial Aid Other Awards: New York State District Attorney Loan Forgiveness Program
N.Y. Education Law 680 - Student Loans: Powers and Duties
N.Y. Education Law 681 - Student Loans: Capacity of Minors
N.Y. Education Law 681-A - Student Loans: Guaranteed Student Loans; Special Requirements
N.Y. Education Law 682 - Student Loans: Interest and Special Allowances on Loans
N.Y. Education Law 683 - Student Loans: Repayment of Loans
N.Y. Education Law 683-A - Student Loans: Sale of Student Loan; Notification to Borrower
N.Y. Education Law 683-B - Student Loans: Information Furnished by the State Tax Commission and the Comptroller
N.Y. Education Law 684 - Student Loans: Application
N.Y. Education Law 689-A - Miscellaneous Provisions - Tuition credits

Tuition Savings Plan

N.Y. Education Law 695 - New York State College Choice Tuition Savings Program: Program
N.Y. Education Law 695-A - New York State College Choice Tuition Savings Program: Purposes
N.Y. Education Law 695-B - New York State College Choice Tuition Savings Program: Definitions
N.Y. Education Law 695-C - New York State College Choice Tuition Savings Program: Functions of the Comptroller and the Corporation
N.Y. Education Law 695-D - New York State College Choice Tuition Savings Program: Powers of the Comptroller
N.Y. Education Law 695-E - New York State College Choice Tuition Savings Program: Program Requirements: Family Tuition Account
N.Y. Education Law 695-F - New York State College Choice Tuition Savings Program: Program Limitations; Family Tuition Account
N.Y. Education Law 695-G - New York State College Choice Tuition Savings Program: Scholarships and Financial Aid
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TEACHING QUALITY

In 2000, the legislature created the Teachers of Tomorrow program with $25 million (60 percent must be dedicated to New York City) appropriated for six activities. Recruitment incentives are available to certified teachers who agree to teach the first time in a hard-to-staff district or subject area. Stipends of $2,000 are available to temporarily certified teachers for test preparation and coursework who agree to teach at least one year in a teacher or subject shortage area. Summer in the City internships allow students to receive up to $2,000 to encourage eligible students preparing to teach to work in urban areas, A specific summer training program for New York City was also established. Provisionally certified teachers agreeing to one year of service in a shortage area can receive up to $2,100 per year towards the cost of coursework to attain professional certification. In 2003, the legislature increased state funding for the program from 50 to70 percent of grant funds. National Board Certified teachers can receive an annual stipend of $10,000 for up to three years for serving as a master teacher in a low-performing building. (Last updated 2008)

Financial Incentives (Scholarships, Loans, Grants)

N.Y. Education Law 669-D - Student Financial Aid General Awards: New York State Math and Science Teaching Incentive Program
N.Y. Education Law 675 - Student Financial Aid Academic Performance Awards: Empire State Challenger Scholarships for Teachers
N.Y. Education Law 676 - Student Financial Aid Academic Performance Awards: Empire State Challenger Fellowships for Teachers

Licensure and Certification

N.Y. Education Law 3001 - Qualifications of teachers
N.Y. Education Law 3004-a - National board for professional teaching standards certification grant program

Mentoring and Teacher Induction Programs

N.Y. Education Law 3033 - New York state mentor teacher-internship program

Professional Development

N.Y. Education Law 316 - Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers
N.Y. Education Law 675 - Student Financial Aid Academic Performance Awards: Empire State Challenger Scholarships for Teachers

Recruitment

N.Y. Education Law 3034 - Teacher Career Recruitment clearinghouse.

Teacher Mobility (Portability-Reciprocity)

N.Y. Education Law 3030 - Interstate Agreement on Qualifications of Educational Personnel

Teacher Preparation

N.Y. Education Law 3030 - Interstate Agreement on Qualifications of Educational Personnel
N.Y. Education Law 316 - Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers
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