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The Department will award grants to districts that will replicate their exemplary, high-quality college and career readiness school models, programs, and practices that emphasize the needs of boys and young men of color in another district. The exemplary school must partner with a demographically similar struggling or persistently struggling school in another district within their region to replicate these practices. The district must have at least one school designated to serve as the demonstration site. The demonstration site school(s) must NOT be classified as a struggling, persistently struggling, or priority school. The district must supply data for the exemplary school demonstrating two or more years of improved outcomes toward project goals. The ultimate goal of success for the MBK ESMP is school districts that employ educational programs and models that build academic identity and social capital for underachieving youths.  For the purposes of data reporting and analysis, projects will be deemed as meeting project expectations if they produce:

  • Improved academic performance for boys and young men of color based on NYS assessments
  • A reduction in the academic achievement gap for boys and young men of color
  • Improved graduation rates for boys and young men of color



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State Statute:             Chapter 53 of the Laws of 2016

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State-                           $2m


Special Revenue-         

Total-                           $2m

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December 7, 2018 - 2:45pm