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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 12, 2018
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JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

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State Education Department Awards $2 Million to 25 Mentor Teacher Internship Programs

The New York State Education Department awarded $2 million annually in grants to 25 recipients to implement Mentor Teacher Internship Programs (MTIP), State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced today. These programs enable experienced teachers in a district or BOCES to provide guidance and support to beginning teachers in their first or second year of teaching. The mentor and new teacher relationship will engage teachers in a productive experience designed to enhance educators’ skills and increase the likelihood of their remaining in the teaching profession. Funding for this initiative was approved by the Governor and Legislature in the 2017-2018 State budget.

“New York’s expert teachers are the perfect candidates to help mentor and train our next generation of young teachers,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said. “It’s critical that we develop a strong pipeline for recruiting, preparing and supporting excellent educators to make sure every student has access to exceptional teaching.”

“Teaching, more so than any other profession, determines our future--and we will not rest until we get it exactly right,” Commissioner Elia said. “Teachers are the number one in-school factor for student success and I have made lifting up the teaching profession a priority. This program helps prepare and support our teachers, who then take that strong foundation into the classroom, and are able to put their students on the road to success.”

The Mentor Teacher Internship Program was established in 1986 by amendment to Education Law 3033, chapter 436. The New York State Legislature provides funding for the development and implementation of State-supported mentor teacher internship programs in local school districts and through boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES).

Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, NYSED will award the following grants. The grant amounts reflect one year of a five-year funding grant. Grants are renewable dependent on continued funding being included in the state budget.

School District or BOCES County Grant Amount

Alden CSD

Erie

$43,200

Bolivar-Richburg Central School

Allegany

$14,400

Clarence CSD

Erie

$43,200

Cleveland Hill UFSD

Erie

$42,997

Evans-Brant (Lake Shore) CSD

Erie

$43,200

Freeport UFSD

Nassau

$43,200

Greece CSD

Monroe

$43,200

Greenville CSD

Green

$43,200

Lyons CSD

Wayne

$43,200

Madison-Oneida BOCES

Madison/Oneida

$43,200

Middletown CSD

Orange

$10,000

NYC Department of Education

NYC

$1,015,997

Niagara Falls CSD

Niagara

$14,400

Norwood-Norfolk Central School

St. Lawrence

$43,200

Oriskany CSD

Oneida

$43,200

Ossining UFSD

Westchester

$43,200

Rochester CSD

Monroe

$65,000

Roosevelt UFSD

Nassau

$43,200

Shenendehowa CSD

Saratoga

$43,200

Starpoint CSD

Niagara

$43,200

Stillwater CSD

Saratoga

$32,400

Syracuse CSD

Onondaga

$65,000

Troy CSD

Rensselaer

$43,200

Victor CSD

Ontario

$21,600

Yonkers School District

Westchester

$65,000

More information about MTIP is available on the New York State Mentor Teacher Internship Program website.

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