NYS is in the process of embarking on an ambitious reform agenda to fundamentally improve teaching and learning. The State Education Department's Office of Higher Education has launched a new website to coordinate and strengthen NYS’s higher education system. The new site features many new resources that will help us all as we continue this work.
View video from Commissioner and President of the University of the State of New York John B. King, Jr.
The College Scorecard highlights key indicators about the cost and value of institutions. The tool is interactive, so students can choose among any number of options based on their individual needs – including location, size, campus setting, and degree and major programs. Each Scorecard includes five key pieces of data about a college: costs, graduation rate, loan default rate, average amount borrowed, and employment.
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In June 2012, the Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SUNY to support deans, department chairs, faculty and program directors of teacher education and school building leader programs and their respective colleges of arts and sciences in the implementation of the Regents Reform Agenda. Listen as Chancellor Zimpher describes the work scope and the importance of this work
View a message welcoming NYS to the growing number of states that have adopted the edTPA and her reflections on how to effectively evaluate readiness to teach. Linda Darling-Hammond and Ray Pecheone, both professors at Stanford’s School of Education, led the development of the edTPA, which will serve as New York’s initial teacher certification performance assessment. In NYS, the edTPA will be required for candidates graduating in May 2014 and thereafter. Learn more about all of the new teacher and leader certification examinations in NYS.