Professional Development: Thinking Critically About Poverty and the Poor

Registration is now open for Thinking Critically About Poverty and the Poor.  Poverty plays a critical role in the lives of many of our students. The purpose of this interactive course is for participants to examine their views and assumptions about poverty through the lens of the Federal government poverty guidelines, the nine- county Finger Lakes regional report on poverty, and work done on the common myths of poverty. This class is instructed by Dr. Jeff Linn, Chair and Professor of Educational Administration, SUNY College at Brockport.
Date: March 13, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM -3:30 PM
Location: The Conference Center at WFL BOCES, Newark, NYMyLearningPlan
Audience:  PK-12 Educators
Cost: $127.00 per person for WFL BOCES districts who purchase the core. $165 for all others.

Registration is now live through . Click here to register.

Please register by February 27, 2018.
To view the flyer with full program details, click here.

21 Century Community Learning Centers Grants


The New York State Education Department has released the new 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant application. The purpose of this grant is to provide academic enrichment to help students at high-needs schools meet the New York State academic standards.

Eligible applicants include Local Education Agencies, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), public or private Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), not-for-profit and for-profit organizations or agencies.

“To be eligible for this grant, at least 2/3 of the students an applicant is proposing to serve must attend

  1. schools eligible for schoolwide programs under Title I, Section 1114 of the Every Student Succeeds Act, and the families of these students, or 
  2. schools with at least 40 percent of students eligible for free or reduced priced lunch; and the families of these students.”

Click HERE for a complete list of eligible schools.

You can find the application HERE.

Due Date/Time is : 11/14/2016 12:00 PM

Mandatory NOI is due: 10/31/16.

NYS CCLC funds are from 21st Century Community Learning Centers, a federally-funded program which supports the creation of community learning centers for students, particularly those who attend high poverty and low-performing schools, and their families. You can also learn more about NYS CCLC by clicking here.