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Teachers of Tomorrow Recruitment and Retention Program
New York : Teachers of Tomorrow Recruitment and Retention Program -State Level
Program Statistics
Name and Level New York State Education Department Teachers of Tomorrow Program

Teachers of Tomorrow teacher recruitment and retention program is a state level program.

Enabling Policy: §3612

Status New York State Education Department Teachers of Tomorrow Program

Program is ongoing.

Enabling Policy: §3612

Program Description New York State Education Department Teachers of Tomorrow Program

The Teachers of Tomorrow program was established under an amendment to the Education Law, Chapter 62 of the Laws of 2000 to assist school districts in the recruitment, retention and certification activities necessary to increase the supply of qualified teachers in school districts experiencing a teacher shortage or subject shortage, especially those schools with Schools Under Registration Review (SURR) and low performing schools.

Enabling Policy: §3612

Other Programs There are five other grants available under the Teachers of Tomorrow Program:
  • Summer in the City Internship Program
  • New York State Master Teacher Program
  • Teacher Recruitment Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Science and Mathematics Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Summer Teacher Training Program.
Hard-to-Staff, High Needs, At-Risk Component
Program Target Components
  • Hard to staff subject
  • Hard to staff school
  • Description of Component New York State Education Department Teachers of Tomorrow Program

    The Teachers of Tomorrow program was established under an amendment to the Education Law, Chapter 62 of the Laws of 2000 to assist school districts in the recruitment, retention and certification activities necessary to increase the supply of qualified teachers in school districts experiencing a teacher shortage or subject shortage, especially those schools with Schools Under Registration Review (SURR) and low performing schools.

    Enabling Policy: §3612

    Incentive Structure
    Compensation Structure New York State Education Department Teachers of Tomorrow Program

    The purpose of the program is to provide incentives to teachers employed for the first time in a public school district. Awards are provided per year and are renewable for three additional years. The awards are in addition to and not part of the teacher’s base pay.

    Enabling Policy: §3612

    Incentives New York State Education Department Teachers of Tomorrow Program

    The teacher shall receive $3,400 per year and is renewable for three additional years. Maximum cumulative award total is $13,600.

    Enabling Policy: §3612

    Incentive Recipients New York State Education Department Teachers of Tomorrow Program

    School districts may apply for these awards to provide funds for teachers who:

    • Have initial, provisional, permanent or professional certification to teach in New York state
    • Agree to a service obligation of one year of service in a teacher shortage areas as a condition of receiving an award, and
    • Are employed for the first time as a teacher in the school district.

    Enabling Policy: §3612

    Methods of Evaluation
    Method of Evaluation New York State Education Department Teachers of Tomorrow Program

    No information found.

    Enabling Policy: §3612

    Stakeholder Involvement
    Teachers and Teacher's Unions New York State Education Department Teachers of Tomorrow Program

    No information found.

    Enabling Policy: §3612

    Other Stakeholders New York State Education Department Teachers of Tomorrow Program

    No information found.

    Enabling Policy: §3612

    Program Funding
    Cost New York State Education Department Teachers of Tomorrow Program

    Thirty-eight projects were funded during the 2000, 2006 funding cycle. The allocation for these grants for the 2000-2002 was $25 million. In 2003-2005 the allocation was $20 million. The allocation for grants for the 2006-2007 program is $25 million.

    Enabling Policy: §3612

    Funding New York State Education Department Teachers of Tomorrow Program

    Grants shall be made to school districts for teacher recruitment, retention and certification activities and shall be awarded to school districts, within the limits of funds appropriated therefore, through a competitive process that takes into consideration several issues. Not more than 60 percent of the funds allocated shall be made available to any one school district. State funds shall not supplant local funds currently used for similar purposes. School districts awarded funds must maintain local efforts related to the recruitment or retention of teachers currently in place at a level equivalent to that base year, or must match the state grant funds. Applications by a school district for funding shall be filed with the commissioner by June 1st of the base year and shall be notified by June 30th of the same year.

    Annual awards from state and local funds shall be paid by the board of education to the award recipient.

    Continuation of the program is dependent on legislative support.

    Enabling Policy: §3612

    Results and Outcomes
    Results and Outcomes New York State Education Department Teachers of Tomorrow Program

    No information found.

    Enabling Policy: §3612




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