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Invitation to Comment on the NYS Preliminary Draft of Mentoring Standards

THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE NEW YORK
Deputy Commissioner
Office of Higher Education
Rm 977, Education Building Annex
Albany, New York 12234
Tel: (518) 486‐3633
Fax: (518) 486‐2254
E‐mail: jfrey@mail.nysed.gov
Date: November 6, 2009
To:

Colleagues

From: Joseph Frey
Subject: Invitation to Comment on the NYS Preliminary Draft of Mentoring Standards
  NYS Preliminary Draft of Mentoring Standards extended to January 31, 2010 (CLOSED)

Dear Colleague:

The State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching, in its advisory role to the Board of Regents and the Commissioner, is proposing that New York adopt state standards in the area of mentoring. The State Education Department is releasing the attached preliminary draft of New York State Mentoring Standards, which were prepared by the Standards Board. These standards have been developed to provide guidance in creating effective mentoring programs that are essential to the induction process of new teachers.

This document should be considered a preliminary draft. Only after sharing the draft widely and receiving comments from all interested parties, will the final draft of standards be forwarded to the Board of Regents for its review and consideration.
I invite you to review and discuss with your colleagues the contents of this draft.

I also invite your suggestions regarding ways these standards might be implemented. On the Office of Teaching Initiatives web site you wil find a Preliminary Draft of Mentoring Standards and a Web Response form to submit your suggestions. If you are unable to access the draft online, please contact Patricia Oleaga, secretary to the Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching, at (518) 474‐4661 or via E‐mail to poleaga@mail.nysed.gov.

We urge you to submit your comments using the Web Response Form. However, we welcome your comments in any form, and they may also be mailed to:

Patricia Oleaga, Secretary to the Professional Standards and Practices Board
NYSED Office of Teaching Initiatives
Room 5N, Education Building
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234

I ask that you submit your comments no later than January 15, 2010. Thank you for your assistance.

Sincerely,
Joseph P. Frey

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