senate Bill S2555

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a task force on educator diversity in New York state

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 03, 2021 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 02, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.234
reported and committed to rules
Jan 21, 2021 referred to education

Votes

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Feb 2, 2021 - Education committee Vote

S2555
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Education Committee Vote: Feb 2, 2021

aye wr (1)

Feb 2, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S2555
20
0
committee
20
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2555 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6771
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5808

S2555 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a task force on educator diversity in New York state to study the presence of educator diversity.

S2555 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2555 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2555
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. BRISPORT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to establish a task force  on  educator  diversity  in  New  York
   state; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration
   thereof

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Task force on educator diversity in New York state.   There
 is  hereby  established  a  task force on educator diversity in New York
 state. The purpose of the task force shall be to conduct a comprehensive
 study on the presence of educator  diversity,  state  actions  taken  to
 promote educator diversity in New York state, and how New York state can
 encourage  new  initiatives  to  enhance and promote educator diversity,
 including but not limited to:
   (a) barriers which prevent students of color from entering the  teach-
 ing profession, or remaining in the teaching profession;
   (b) recruitment and retention efforts;
   (c) mentorship programs for current educators of color;
   (d)  initiatives  aimed  at encouraging students of color to enter the
 teaching profession, also known as 'grow your own' initiatives;
   (e) scholarship opportunities for students of color who are interested
 in entering the teaching profession, and  other  funding  mechanisms  to
 assist such students;
   (f)  initiatives  that  encourage  teachers  of color to become school
 leaders and administrators, and barriers that have prevented teachers of
 color from becoming school leaders and administrators; and
   (g) reviewing and commenting on reports issued by the state  education
 department related to educator diversity.
   §  2.  a.  The  task  force  shall  consist  of thirteen members to be
 appointed as follows: (i) five people appointed by  the  governor;  (ii)
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08755-01-1

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