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New York State Education Department Office of Bilingual Education Director's Files

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of correspondence, conference materials, speech materials, meeting minutes, , and other materials collected by Carmen A. Perez-Hogan, director of the Office of Bilingual Education. Included are materials related to an agreement regarding education of Dominican and Puerto Rican immigrants; related, the Bilingual/ESL Technical Assistance Center program and the Two-Way Bilingual Education Program; efforts to make English the official language of the United States; and guidelines revisions for the education of Creole-speaking immigrants.
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Quantity:
4.0 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1980-2005
Series Number:
B1963
Sponsor:
This series description was enhanced as part of the States' Impact on Federal Education Policy Project (SIFEPP), in September 2006. The New York Community Trust - Wallace Special Projects Fund provided funding for this project.

Arrangement

Arranged into subseries by subject, then arranged alphabetically within subseries.

Administrative History

The Office of Bilingual Education (OBE) was established in 1969 as the unit within the New York State Education Department (NYSED) which provides support to districts in developing and implementing educational programs for limited English proficient (LEP) students. In early 2006, Foreign Language Studies (FLS) was added to the department title, and today the department is known as the Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies (OBEFLS). The office assists districts in complying with Part 154 of the Commissioner of Education's Regulations, which requires districts to adopt a policy on the education of LEP students, plan and provide appropriate services for them, and evaluate and report their academic achievement.

Carmen Perez-Hogan was director of the Office of Bilingual Education from 1978 to 2005. Prior to her years as director, she was a teacher and administrator in the New York City public schools for 11 years, and was briefly leader of a bilingual teacher training initiative at the State University of New York at Albany.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of correspondence, conference materials, printouts of presentation slides, speech materials, meeting agendas and minutes, clippings, and other materials collected by Carmen A. Perez-Hogan during her time as director of the Office of Bilingual Education of the New York State Education Department. These materials reveal the role of the Office of Bilingual Education in influencing and shaping New York State and federal policy and opinion on the education of English-language learners. In addition, they document the office's everyday role in implementing various grant programs for funding bilingual education in New York State.

Some of the materials relate to "Memoranda of Understanding" between the New York State Education Department and the governments of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. These memoranda served to define cooperative efforts by these parties to ensure the education of Dominican and Puerto Rican immigrants to the United States. These involved greater information sharing, exchanging of curricula and instructional materials, and teacher and principal exchange programs. The materials include the final texts and drafts of the memoranda, correspondence documenting the signing of the memoranda, printouts of slides from a presentation that Perez-Hogan made for a 2002 education summit between New York State and the Dominican Republic, and agenda of meetings taken during trips to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Also included in the series are various grant-related materials. These include requests for proposals for the Bilingual/ESL Technical Assistance Center program, which funds programs providing resources and training to bilingual/ESL teachers; as well as materials documenting Two-Way Bilingual Education Programs, which integrate non-English speaking students with English-speakers in a dual-language instruction environment. Also included are applications submitted by the New York State Education Department to the United States Department of Education for funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Within the series are documents that show the interaction between the Office of Bilingual Education and the Board of Regents, state and national legislators, and the federal government. Many of these documents relate to controversial issues at the state and national level regarding bilingual education, including efforts to make English the official language of the United States, as well as plans by the Office of Bilingual Education to revise their guidelines for the education of Creole-speaking immigrants from countries where English was the official language, which were derided by some outside observers as unnecessary. Also included among these documents are talking points written by Perez-Hogan and other Office of Bilingual Education staff members for the benefit of members of the Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education. In addition, the collection contains programs, slides, clippings, and other materials related to presentations made by Carmen Perez-Hogan at various conferences, including the New York State Summit on Bilingualism in the 21st Century and the Office of English Language Acquisition summit hosted by the United States Department of Education.

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Series B1954 Office of Bilingual Education Videocassettes, 1986-2003, contains related records.

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Detailed Description

Subseries 1: Grant materials

Dates:
1993-2005
Physical Description:
0.5 cubic feet

Scope and Content Note:

Includes requests for proposals for the Bilingual/ESL Technical Assistance Center program, which funds programs providing resources and training to bilingual/ESL teachers; as well as materials documenting Two-Way Bilingual Education Programs, which integrate non-English speaking students with English-speakers in a dual-language instruction environment. Also included are applications submitted by the New York State Education Department to the United States Department of Education for funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically.

  

Dates Contents Box Folder
2000 June-November Bilingual Categorical Funds - Expenditure plan, 2000-2001 5 1
2000 September-October Bilingual Categorical Funds - Expenditure plan, 2000-2001 5 2
2004 January-April Bilingual/ESL Technical Assistance Centers - Request for Proposal 5 3
2004 May Bilingual/ESL Technical Assistance Centers - Request for Proposal 5 4
2005 May Bilingual/ESL Technical Assistance Centers - Request for Proposal 5 5
1993 March ESEA Title VII - Program Evaluation 5 6
2003 August-September ESEA Title IX - Consolidated State Application to USDE 5 7
2003 August-September ESEA Title IX - Consolidated State Application to USDE 5 8
1995 March Two-Way Bilingual Education Program - Annual report for 1992-1993 program year 5 9
1993 August Two-Way Bilingual Education Program - Review, 1993-1994 5 10

Subseries 2: Materials related to Memoranda of Understanding

Dates:
1993-2005
Physical Description:
0.5 cubic feet

Scope and Content Note:

Includes materials relating to "Memoranda of Understanding" between the New York State Education Department and the governments of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. These memoranda served to define cooperative efforts by these parties to ensure the education of Dominican and Puerto Rican immigrants to the United States. These involved greater information sharing, exchanging of curricula and instructional materials, and teacher and principal exchange programs. The materials include the final texts and drafts of the memoranda, correspondence documenting the signing of the memoranda, printouts of slides from a presentation that Perez-Hogan made for a 2002 education summit between New York State and the Dominican Republic, and agenda of meetings taken during trips to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically.

  

Dates Contents Box Folder
2001 April Memorandum of Understanding - Dominican Republic - 2001 1 1
2002 May-2004 June Memorandum of Understanding - Dominican Republic - 2004 1 2
2005 January-March Memorandum of Understanding - Dominican Republic - 2005 1 3
2005 August Memorandum of Understanding - Dominican Republic - Correspondence 1 4
1998 April-2001 April Memorandum of Understanding - Dominican Republic - Education Summit 1 5
2001 February-April Memorandum of Understanding - Dominican Republic - Education Summit 1 6
2001 April Memorandum of Understanding - Dominican Republic - Education Summit 1 7
2001 April Memorandum of Understanding - Dominican Republic - Education Summit 1 8
1999 July-2002 May Memorandum of Understanding - Dominican Republic - Summer Teacher Exchange Program 1 9
1995 November-1999 June Memorandum of Understanding - Puerto Rico 1 10
1995 November-1997 September Memorandum of Understanding - Puerto Rico 1 11
1996 March-1997 September Memorandum of Understanding - Puerto Rico 1 12
1996 March-2002 October Memorandum of Understanding - Puerto Rico 1 13
2002 January-September Memorandum of Understanding - Puerto Rico 1 14
1996 February-2000 June Memorandum of Understanding - Puerto Rico - Correspondence and drafts 1 15
1990 December-1992 December Memorandum of Understanding - Puerto Rico - Interstate Reciprocal Agreement with New York and Puerto Rico 1 16
1991 March-1992 December Memorandum of Understanding - Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic 1 17

Subseries 3: Miscellaneous files

Dates:
1980-2005
Physical Description:
3.0 cubic feet

Scope and Content Note:

Includes documents that show the interaction between the Office of Bilingual Education and the Board of Regents, state and national legislators, and the federal government. Many of these documents relate to controversial issues at the state and national level regarding bilingual education, including efforts to make English the official language of the United States, as well as plans by the Office of Bilingual Education to revise their guidelines for the education of Creole-speaking students in countries where English was the official language, which were derided by some outside observers as unnecessary. Also included among these documents are talking points written by Perez-Hogan and other Office of Bilingual Education staff members for the benefit of members of the Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education. In addition, the collection contains programs, slides, clippings, and other materials related to presentations made by Carmen Perez-Hogan at various conferences, including the New York State Summit on Bilingualism in the 21st Century and the Office of English Language Acquisition summit hosted by the United States Department of Education.

Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically.

  

Dates Contents Box Folder
2004 March-April American Institutes for Research - ESOL Standards Board 2 24
2003 March-2004 April Bilingualism - Legislative Task Force on Bilingualism, 2003 2 25
1998 July-2002 October Bilingualism - Summit, October 2000 2 1
2000 October-2003 October Bilingualism - Summit, October 2003 - Long Island University 2 2
1997 June-2000 November Caribbean/Creole - General 2 3
1997 June Caribbean/Creole - General 2 4
2004 May Caribbean/Creole - Caribbean Regents Report, 2004 2 5
2000 March-2001 June Caribbean/Creole - Caribbean student statistics (re. Regents report) 2 6
2000 July-2001 June Caribbean/Creole - December Regents meeting 2 7
1997 June-1999 April Caribbean/Creole - "Report on the Education of Immigrant Students from the Countries of the Caribbean where English is the Official Language" 2 8
2005 March Caribbean/Creole - Resource guide and guidelines 2 9
1997 September-2005 March Carmen E. Arroyo - Correspondence 2 10
1996 February-March Carmen E. Arroyo - Correspondence and information about bilingual education bills 2 11
2000 September-2001 October Carmen E. Arroyo - Testimony on bilingual categorical funding 2 12
1996 March-1998 June Commissioner Mills - Talking points 2 13
1980 October-1988 April Commissioner Regulations - Chapters 53, 877, 288, 68, 827 2 14
1981 March-1983 April Commissioner Regulations - Chapters 53, 877, 288, 68, 827 2 15
1996 December Conference proceedings: The Invitational Roundtable on the Implications of the New Standards of High Stakes Assessments for LEP study, December 3-4, 1996 2 16
2004 December-2005 May Correspondence - General 2 17
1991-2005 Correspondence - General 2 18
2003 May-2005 April Correspondence - Kadamus and USDE re. testing of severely disabled ELL's 2 19
2000 March ELL - Analysis of State Policies 2 20
2000 February ELL Advisory Group - Progress report 2 21
1986 November-1995 February English-only movement 2 22
1989 June-August English-only movement - Clippings and articles on "common myths about bilingual education" 2 23
1989 April-November English-only movement - Clippings and articles on "common myths about bilingual education" 3 1
1996 January Executive Budget - 1996 3 2
1991-1996 Executive Budget - 1996 3 3
1999 February-July Executive Budget - 1999 3 4
2005 February LEP aid - Meeting on preliminary findings 3 5
2003 November-2004 March New York City Department of Education, 2004 3 6
2003 June-2004 April New York City Department of Education, April 15, 2004 3 7
1999 June New York State Laws and Regulations - includes proposed amendments to CR 154 3 8
2005 February NYSESLAT standards setting - Teacher recommendations 3 9
2003 November OBE presentation - USDE Office of English Language Acquisition summit, 2003 3 10
2004 September-October OBE presentation - USDE Office of English Language Acquisition summit, 2004 3 11
2004 October OBE presentation - USDE Office of English Language Acquisition summit, 2004 3 12
1997 November-2000 September Regents - Items for discussion (policy development) 3 13
1998 June-2000 February Regents - Items for discussion (policy development) 3 14
1998 May-1999 April Regents - Presentation - "All Roads Lead to Passing the Regents Examinations" 3 15
1998 January-2001 April Regents - Presentation - "All Roads Lead to Passing the Regents Examinations" 3 16
1996 July-1998 September Regents - Presentation - "Regents Strategy for Intensive English Language Arts for LEP Students" 3 17
2004 October-2005 January Regents - Presentation on NYSESLAT issues 3 18
1998 December-1999 April Regents - Regents Committee on EMSC meeting, April 26, 1999 - Re. Proposed Amendments to CR 3 19
1998 November-1999 April Regents - Regents Committee on EMSC meeting, April 26, 1999 - Re. Proposed Amendments to CR 3 20
2002 April-2003 February Regents - Report on status of LEP/ELL's, January 2003 3 21
2002 May-2003 February Regents - Report on status of LEP/ELL's, January 2003 3 22
1997 April-2000 March Regents - Reports on education of English language learners 3 23
1995 September-1999 December Regents - Ricardo E. Oquendo 3 24
2005 April Special Education - Guidelines for Services to Students with Limited English Proficiency and Special Education Needs in New York State 3 25
1997 October-2004 March Speech notes - Carmen Perez-Hogan 4 1
1999 March-2000 February Standards - Safety net for LEPs - Discussions and forums 4 2
1999 April-June Standards - Safety net for LEPs - Discussions and forums 4 3
2002 April-2003 June Standards - Studies on bilingual education and standards movement in New York State - Gerald E. DeMauro 4 4