A03087 Summary:

COSPNSRPheffer Amato, Jones, Joyner, Dickens, Simon, Sayegh, Cruz, Darling, Zinerman, Taylor, Ardila, Levenberg, Kelles, Simone
MLTSPNSRAnderson, Davila, Hevesi
Directs the commissioner of education to create a pilot program to improve social and emotional learning in schools.
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A03087 Actions:

02/02/2023referred to education
01/03/2024referred to education
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A03087 Committee Votes:

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A03087 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A03087 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 2, 2023
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  COOK, PHEFFER AMATO, JONES, JOYNER, DICKENS,
          SIMON, SAYEGH, CRUZ, DARLING, ZINERMAN, TAYLOR --  Multi-Sponsored  by
          --  M.  of  A.    ANDERSON,  ARDILA,  DAVILA,  HEVESI -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Education
        AN ACT directing the commissioner of education to create a pilot program
          to improve social and emotional learning in schools; and providing for
          the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  (a)  The  commissioner of education is hereby directed to
     2  establish a pilot program aimed at improving social and emotional learn-
     3  ing. Each school system or district in the state  shall  participate  by
     4  establishing  such  pilot  program  in  at least one school within their
     5  system or district. Each school system or district shall establish  such
     6  pilot program within twelve months of the effective date of this act.
     7    (b)  The program shall be administered through a contract with outside
     8  entities that have been identified by the commissioner of education as a
     9  community based organization that:
    10    (1) utilizes a social and emotional learning curriculum that: (i)  has
    11  already  been  successfully tested in rural and urban schools within the
    12  state, (ii) includes a volunteerism component, (iii) is  listed  in  the
    13  United  States  Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse, (iv)
    14  has high ratings  from  the  Collaborative  for  Academic,  Social,  and
    15  Emotional Learning, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, The Center for
    16  Substance  Abuse  Prevention and The National Registry of Evidence-based
    17  Programs and Practices and (v) has specific plans  targeting  prekinder-
    18  garten through twelfth grade, that can be incorporated into other estab-
    19  lished subject lesson plans or be its own standalone lesson plan;
    20    (2)  utilizes  social  influence  and  social  cognitive approaches in
    21  developing social-emotional competencies, citizenship  skills,  positive

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  character,  skills  and attitudes consistent with a drug-free lifestyle,
     2  and service to others within a caring and consistent environment;
     3    (3)  utilizes  a  learning  model which employs inquiry, presentation,
     4  discussion,  group  work,   guided   practice,   service-learning,   and
     5  reflection to accomplish the desired outcomes;
     6    (4)  has  prior  experience  with  New  York  state teachers and staff
     7  professional development; and
     8    (5) is  supported  by  community  based  organizations  and  volunteer
     9  service organizations.
    10    (c)  The  department  of  education shall conduct an evaluation of the
    11  pilot program and shall submit a final report by July 15,  2027  to  the
    12  governor and the legislature.
    13    § 2. Funding for the social and emotional learning pilot program shall
    14  be provided through appropriations to the department of education.
    15    §  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
    16  this act shall expire and be deemed repealed August 1, 2027.
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