Tag: New York State Department of Education

Amendment to Regulations regarding Graduation Requirements to Extend the Appeal Process to include Appeal of Scores for the Safety Net Local Diploma for Students with Disabilities

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

At their December 2015 meeting, The Board of Regents permanently adopted the amendment to section 100.5(d)(7) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to provide the option for students with disabilities to appeal a score of up to three points below a 55 on up to two Regents exams in order to graduate with a local diploma. Read More

Board of Regents Critical of NYSED’s Recommendations for Revised Educator Evaluation System

Friday, May 22, 2015

After receiving more than 3,000 e-mails and hearing hours of testimony at a “Learning Summit” earlier in May regarding changes to teacher evaluation under Education Law §3012‐d, SED unveiled a first draft of its recommendations to the Board of Regents on May 18th, seeking feedback to be incorporated in necessary implementing regulations. Read More

Recent Decision Impacting Employer Reimbursement for Advance or Continued Compensation

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Please be advised that certain reimbursements for advance or continued wage payments made by employers to employee-claimants are subject to a recent change under New York’s Workers’ Compensation Law. Read More

School Districts Will Need to Return to Bargaining Tables to Negotiate New Teacher Evaluation Plans

Monday, April 6, 2015

A recent "On Board Online" article published by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) discusses how under one of the 2015-16 state budget's major education policy elements, districts must reach accord on their evaluation plans by Nov. 15, or lose their state aid increase for this school year. Read More

An Outline of Education Reform Proposals in New York State Budget

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A recent online article published by the website CAPITAL outlines the final 2015-26 budget bill containing education funding and policy. Read More

Budget Agreement Will Change Tenure Rules, Task State with Evaluation Overhaul

Monday, March 30, 2015

A recent online article published by Chalkbeat NY discusses how New York’s legislative leaders recently reached an agreement on some thorny education issues before the April 8, 2015 deadline for an on-time budget. Read More

Legislative Changes Affecting Special Education

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Section 4402 of the Education Law has been amended by adding a new subdivision, effective July 1, 2015, requiring public schools to notify every parent of their rights regarding referral and evaluation of their child for the purposes of special education services or programs upon their child’s enrollment in public school. Read More

Important Information for School Personnel on the Ebola Outbreak

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The following is a link to important information for School Personnel on the Ebola Outbreak which has been jointly issued by the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Education Department. Read More

New York State Department of Education Posts a Report on IDEA Rules Not Required by Federal Regulations

Monday, May 12, 2014

Each state is required to identify any rule, regulation or policy that is not required by IDEA and federal regulations. The State Education Department has prepared a list of New York State laws and regulations that apply to the education of students with disabilities which differs from federal requirements, which can be found at the Office of Special Education page of SED’s website. Read More

The New York State Department of Education Announces Changes to the New York State Procedural Safeguards Notice: Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Age 3-21

Friday, May 2, 2014

The New York State Procedural Safeguards Notice: Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Ages 3-21 has been revised to reflect the recent amendment to section 4402 of New York State Education Law by Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2014, relating to parental consent for initial provision of extended school year services. Read More