Grants shall be awarded to school districts with no or very limited advanced course offerings for students. Grants shall be awarded, based on a request for proposals developed by the commissioner of education and approved by the director of the budget, to school districts to establish advanced placement courses or other equally rigorous advanced courses in subjects including but not limited to English, history, science, mathematics, engineering, computer science, or world languages.
Grants from funds appropriated shall be awarded based on factors including, but not limited to, the following: (i) measures of school district need; (ii) the unavailability of current advanced course offerings; (iii) measures of the need of students to be served by the school district; and (iv) proposal quality. Grants may be used for teacher training and development, materials and supplies, or equipment and services for digital learning.
State Statute: Education Law §
State Regulation: 8NYCRR Part