The 2013-14 EPE application is now available on the AEPP website at: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/aepp/epe.shtml
New York State Education Department (SED) Commissioner John B. King, Jr. announced today that SED intends to execute a contract with CTB/McGraw-Hill to develop a new New York State High School Equivalency Diploma assessment to replace the General Educational Development (GED) test. GEDTS, a new for-profit entity created by the American Council on Education and Pearson Incorporated, has announced plans that will double the cost of the exam in 2014. The Governor and Legislature must include an appropriation for the development of the new assessment in the State Budget. King said that, in the long run, CTB/McGraw-Hill’s new assessment will save the State money compared to the new pricing structure announced by Pearson.
The High School Equivalency Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued to assure that a viable pathway to the State High School Equivalency diploma will be available on January 2, 2014 when the new, computer based GED® test is implemented. To read an update on the status of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, statutory and budgetary issues and efforts to create multiple alternative pathways go to 2-4-13 HSERFP Update.
Because many thousands of mothers participate in adult education classes across the U.S., World Education wants to honor their efforts by publishing their stories this Mothers’ Day, May 12. Please share their Call for Writings with any mothers you know who are currently participating in an adult education program.
The suggested story length is 300-500 words. All writings will be considered and must be received by March 15, 2013. The selections will be made by World Education by March 31.
World Education will publish 10-12 stories online. A $50 stipend will be paid to each adult education student whose work is accepted for publication.
NYACCE will honor New York State’s outstanding adult educators at the 62nd Annual NYACCE Conference to be held May 5-7, 2013 at the Albany Marriott. NYACCE represents agencies and adult education programs throughout our state that are committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities for adults. Nominations of teachers who represent multiple fields of adult education such as community education, family literacy, workforce development, alternative education, and distance learning will be accepted until March 15, 2013. The Teacher Recognition Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 5.
The 2013 Call for Presenters Brochure also is available until the new deadline of February 7, 2013.
For more information, go to http://www.nyacce.org/