S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
May 14, 2014
Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to providing academic
credit toward a high school diploma for practical experience
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 52 to read as follows:
52. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY RULE OF THE REGENTS TO THE CONTRARY, THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES PROVIDING ACADEMIC CREDIT, WHICH
SHALL BE UTILIZED IN THE AWARDING OF ALL TYPES OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS,
FOR PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE RECEIVED BY STUDENTS WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL.
SUBJECT TO THE RULES OF THE COMMISSIONER, PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE MAY BE
DEEMED TO SATISFY REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF AN ACADEMIC
COURSE OF INSTRUCTION, RELATED TO SUCH EXPERIENCE, WHICH IS NECESSARY
FOR THE AWARDING OF A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA. PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE SHALL
INCLUDE INTERNSHIPS AND OTHER LEARNING EXPERIENCES WHICH OCCUR OUTSIDE
OF SCHOOL, AND WHICH PROVIDE EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE IN AN ACADEMIC
DISCIPLINE OR A TRADE.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of September next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.