senate Bill S7921

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to continuing the early college high school program and the pathways in technology early college high school program in this state; appropriation

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2016 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 01, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.1280
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 25, 2016 referred to finance

S7921 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Laws Affected:
Add §§6457 & 6458, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1131
2019-2020: S1692

S7921 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to continuing the early college high school programs and the pathways in technology early college high school programs in this state; makes an appropriation therefor.

S7921 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7921 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 25, 2016

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to continuing  the  early
  college  high  school  program  and  the  pathways in technology early
  college high school program in this state; and making an appropriation


  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds and
declares it necessary to preserve and continue the New York state  early
college high school program and the New York state pathways in technolo-
gy  early  college  high  school  program (P-TECH program) in this state
which provide various students, including those traditionally  underrep-
resented  in  post-secondary  education,  with the opportunity to access
college-level courses and college degree  credits  at  the  high  school
level  with  the  combined  support of high school and college staff and
resources, and for P-TECH programs, career training and employment in  a
highly skilled job upon completion of the program.
  The  early  college  high  school program not only increases students'
access to  higher  education,  but  also  reduces  potential  costs  for
students  in  completing  college  degrees  by  allowing  them to either
complete a degree upon graduation from high school  or  to  apply  their
earned college credits towards an associate's or baccalaureate's degree.
This  innovative  program provides incentives to high school students to
proceed to college and to earn a college degree  by  accelerating  their
overall  completion  of  a  degree.  It  also  better  prepares them for
college-level coursework, which, will in turn, increase  their  academic
performance. Ultimately, this program increases graduation rates both at
the  high school and college levels, especially for academically at-risk
  The P-TECH program, through  a  public-private  partnership,  prepares
thousands  of  New  York  students  for high-skill jobs of the future in
technology, manufacturing, healthcare and finance.  The  P-TECH  program
provides  students  with  a rigorous, relevant and cost-free high school

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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