Governor Cuomo launched a new program today that will transform the way grants are awarded to public schools around the state.
“New York must be the leader when it comes to education reform and this begins with improving performance on all levels,” Gov. Cuomo said. ” For too many years, our state has spent more and more money on education, without producing the results our students deserve. This competitive award program will incentivize innovative reforms in school districts across the state that will benefit students and help educate the workforce of tomorrow.”
The School District Performance Improvement Awards program will distribute up to $75 million in grants to school districts that have demonstrated success in increasing student performance. In the past, grants have been awarded through formula-based grants that don’t include performance incentives.