The Board of Regents has approved for permanent adoption the amendment of sections 200.3 and 200.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. The amendment conforms State regulations to Chapter 213 of the Laws of 2013 relating to the additional parent member of a committee on preschool special education (CPSE), effective December 4, 2013. For more information, please see www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/CPSE-parentmember-dec13.htm
The New York State Education Department, P-12: Office of Special Education is pleased to announce the second in a series of webinars to be offered by the New York State Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center on topics related to the development and implementation of RtI frameworks in schools across the State. These webinars are being offered as part of the new RtI Personnel Development Project.
The New York State Education Department, P-12: Office of Special Education is pleased to announce that a series of six webinar modules on the New York State (NYS) Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential is available at www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/gradrequire.html. The modules are as follows:
Module 1: Overview;
Module 2:Career Plan and CareerZone;
Module 3: CDOS Learning Standards;
Module 4: Career and Technical Education Coursework and Work-based Learning
Module 5: Employability Profile; and
Module 6: National Work Readiness Credentials.
Each module provides information on a specific topic related to the credential. Questions and answers are also posted on the P-12: Office of Special Education website as noted. You are encouraged to check the site often for new information.
The NYS CDOS Commencement Credential is an important new exiting credential for students with disabilities recognized by the NYS Board of Regents as a certificate that the student has the knowledge and skills necessary for entry level employment. For additional information, please refer to the June 2013 special education field advisory at www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/CDOScredential-memo-613.htm. The field advisory includes regulatory requirements, a model career plan and a model employability profile.
The Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers (RSE-TASC) provide regional trainings on the NYS CDOS Commencement Credential. Contact information for RSE-TASC is available at www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/techassist/rsetasc/locations.htm. You are encouraged to email questions regarding the NYS CDOS Commencement Credential to CDOScomment@mail.nysed.gov. Questions can also be directed to the Special Education Policy Unit at (518) 473-2878.
The New York State Education Department has revised its application materials and will now accept applications from agencies seeking State approval to modify or expand an already approved school-age private school special education program. Further information, the application and related materials can be found at www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/applications/schoolage-home.html.
The Board of Regents approved, for permanent adoption, amendments of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to special education space requirements plans. The amendments, which became effective October 2, 2013, conform State regulations to Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2013. Consistent with Chapter 57, the amended regulations repeal the requirement for every BOCES to submit a special education space plan to the Commissioner and adds the requirements that each BOCES district superintendent must determine the adequacy and appropriateness of facilities space available to house special education programs in the least restrictive environment and ensure that programs will not be relocated without adequate consideration of the needs of participating students with disabilities. For further information, see www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/spaceplan-requirements-oct13.htm.
The New York State Education Department’s P-12: Office of Special Education is seeking public comment on the proposed amendment of sections 200.1, 200.5 and 200.16 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to special education impartial hearings. Written comments on the proposed amendment must be submitted on or before December 23, 2013. More information can be found at www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/comment/comment-dueprocesshearings-1013.htm.
The New York State Education Department, P-12: Office of Special Education is pleased to announce the first in a series of webinars to be offered by the New York State Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center on topics related to the development and implementation of RtI frameworks in schools across the State.