Teach NYS led an advocacy campaign involving thousands of parents and students, and worked alongside bipartisan policymakers in Albany, to pass the original STEM bill in 2017. This first-in-the-nation program, which reimburses nonpublic schools for the salaries of qualified grades 3–12 STEM teachers, help us achieve our goal of better, safer, and more affordable schools. Since 2017, Teach NYS has successfully advocated for additional funding for this program, bringing total funding up to $50 million for the three-year period.

For a teacher to qualify for a reimbursement, the teacher must:

  • Either
    • Be certified to teach in New York State
    • Hold a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a STEM subject or Education
    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM subject or education and is currently enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program in a STEM subject or Education
  • Not teach any religious subject

STEM By the Numbers

So far, an aggregate $50 million has been appropriated to NYS nonpublic schools.

2017-18 School Year

Funding Received: $5 million

Total Schools That Received Funding: 337
Click here for a complete list of schools that received funding
Two Highest Funded Schools: (1) Saint Anthony’s High School, $129,035, (2) North Shore Hebrew Academy, $123,786
Schools Assisted by Teach NYS: 75+

2018-19 School Year

Funding Set at: $15 million

Applications currently under review by the State.
Schools Assisted by Teach NYS: 100+

2019-20 School Year

Funding Set at: $30 million

Application Deadline: 8/1/20
Application not yet released. You may use the official 2018-19 documents below as guidance.

STEM Testimonials for Teach NYS from Schools

  • “Thanks so much for the good news. Most importantly thanks so much for all of the tireless efforts that you and the entire team dedicate to helping all of the Yeshivas and Klal Yisrael. It is greatly appreciated!” – Rosh Yeshiva/Head of School, Lawrence
  • “Thank you very much for all of your assistance in ensuring that we were able to benefit from this new important New York State initiative. We are grateful to TeachNYS for their continued efforts to secure state funding for our schools.” – Director of Finance and Operations, White Plains
  • “Great job!! Thank you for your hard work on this.” – Principal, Bronx
  • “Thanks for the work you do!” – School Administrator, Valley Stream
  • “Many thanks… our school has won!” – Principal, Buffalo
  • “Amazing! Thank you so much!!” – Principal, Staten Island
  • “Thank you and your organization for all you do!” – Executive Director, Queens
  • “Thanks to… the whole Teach NYS team for the advocacy and guidance with this program. This one is especially sweet.” – Head of School, Brooklyn
  • “Thanks to your team! You guys are making real change.” – Director of Operations, Lawrence
  • “Thank you for all your hard work on leadership on this…” – Head of School, Hartsdale
  • “Thank you… for your help in making it happen!” – Executive Director, West Hempstead
  • Thanks so much for all of your help on this and on all issues for which we call upon you.” – Head of School, Great Neck
We look forward to working with you on future applications. To learn more, contact kanofskyy@teachcoalition.org or call (646) 459-5158