|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 15, 2016||referred to education|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 01, 2016||ordered to third reading cal.1280|
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 25, 2016||referred to finance|
senate Bill S7921
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7921 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7921 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7921 TITLE OF BILL : 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 therefor PURPOSE OF THE BILL : To preserve and continue the New York State early college high school (ECHS) program and the New York State pathways in technology early college high school (P-TECH) program in this state, which provides various students, including those traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary 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 the P-TECH programs, career training and employment in a highly skilled job upon completion of the program. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill establishes the legislative intent of the bill. Section 2 of the bill adds a new Education Law § 6457 to establish grant awards for New York State's early college high school programs comma acing in the 2016-2017 academic year. Subject to an
S7921 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7921 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 therefor THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 students. 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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