Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 20, 2023||
referred to new york city education
Senate Bill S2492
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee New York City Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S2492 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S2492 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Authorizes the chancellor of the city district to control and operate certain specialized high schools in the city of New York; establishes a commission on middle school achievement to provide guidance, advice, and make recommendations to the chancellor of the city district on matters pertaining to education policy, performance and innovation in New York city middle schools; provides for the repeal of certain provisions upon the expiration thereof.
2023-S2492 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2492 SPONSOR: COMRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to authorizing the chancellor of the city district to control and operate certain specialized high schools in the city of New York and to establish a commission on middle school achieve- ment; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon the expi- ration thereof PURPOSE: Creates additional New York City specialized high schools; by the 2023- 2024 academic year, guarantees the availability of free specialized high school admissions test tutoring services to all students; by the 2023-2024 academic year, requires eligible eighth grade public school students to take the specialized high school admissions test ("SHSAT") but with the ability to opt-out; by the 2023-2024 academic year, creates new Gifted and Talented programs for elementary and middle school students and requires eligible students to take the Gifted and Talented admissions exam; mandates the New York City Department of Education
2023-S2492 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2492 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 20, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. COMRIE, GOUNARDES, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on New York City Education AN ACT to amend the education law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to authorizing the chancellor of the city district to control and operate certain specialized high schools in the city of New York and to establish a commission on middle school achievement; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon the expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2590-a of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 11 to read as follows: 11. SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS TEST. THE TERM "SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS TEST" SHALL MEAN THE COMPETITIVE, OBJECTIVE AND SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT EXAMINATION REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOLS PURSUANT TO SECTION TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED NINETY-G OF THIS ARTICLE IN EFFECT PRIOR TO THE THIRTY-FIRST OF MARCH, NINETEEN HUNDRED NINETY-SEVEN. § 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 2590-h of the education law, as amended by chapter 345 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: (b) all specialized [senior] high schools. (I) The [special] SPECIALIZED high schools shall include the present schools known as: (A) The Bronx High School of Science, Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn Technical High School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and the Arts in the borough of Manhattan, BROOKLYN LATIN SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL FOR MATH, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AT CITY COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL FOR AMER- ICAN STUDIES AT LEHMAN COLLEGE, QUEENS HIGH SCHOOL FOR SCIENCES AT YORK COLLEGE, AND STATEN ISLAND TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL; and (B) such further schools which the city board may designate from time to time. The special schools shall be permitted to maintain a discovery program in accordance with the law in effect on the date preceding the
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