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The Northeast Comprehensive Center (NCC) continues to build on technical assistance and professional development activities with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) that were initiated over the past five years. Current work supports the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consolidated state plan and other priorities set forth by the Board of Regents.

Our state activities consist of:

  • Assisting the Office of Early Learning and Office of Curriculum and Instruction to develop resources and professional development opportunities to promote and share high quality practices that support implementation of revised standards in prekindergarten–3rd grade, including the revision of New York State’s comprehensive prekindergarten standards resource and the development of a companion kindergarten standards resource. This includes helping the state to develop the capacity to support implementation, coordinating a statewide institute to support implementation, and partnering with early learning groups to ensure alignment and consistent messaging.
  • Providing assistance to the state in the revision of the School Library Media Program Evaluation rubric, which helps to promote strong school library programs. NCC activities include assisting in the management of the revision process, including convening and guiding stakeholders through the process.
  • Supporting NYSED to finalize its Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework by assisting in the collection of feedback from a variety of stakeholders and through a variety of processes to prepare the field for roll out and implementation of the framework.
  • Helping to build the capacity of NYSED’s Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages to develop a systematic process for gathering and synthesizing information from key stakeholders. Purpose of analysis is to capture what districts are doing to address the dropout rates of ELs and to provide recommendations that address the identified issues.  
  • Supporting the Office of Educational Design & Technology to support their work on revised computer science and digital literacy standards. Work includes collecting best practices, facilitation, identifying key stakeholders, and developing reports.

Our Team

  • Jack Schwarz, State Liaison
  • Stephanie Cohen
  • Joseph Frey
  • Sarah Hughes
  • Cerelle Morrow
  • Scott Reynolds
  • Anushka Shirali

Contact Jack Schwarz, the State Liaison, for more information or support.