Regulation Revisions:    UPDATED August 15, 2015

Proposed amendments to Sections 52.21 and 100.2(j) and addition of a new section 80-3.11 of Commissioner’s Regulations related to school counseling, certification requirements for school counselors and program registration requirements for school counselor preparation programs were on the Board of Regents’ June 15, 2015 meeting agenda as a discussion item.

The item was not discussed due to time needed for other agenda items.  It is anticipated it will be a discussion item on the Regents’ September 16-17, 2015, meeting agenda and possibly an action item in October/November 2015.  Once acted on, a 45 day public comment period begins followed by adoption at the following meeting.  This means January 2016 is the earliest adoption possible.  Board of Regents meeting agendas are published by 5:00 pm on the Friday before the scheduled meeting.

All available Information on these amendments are in the June 11, 2015, NYSED memorandum from John D’Agati, Higher Education Deputy Commissioner, and Charles Szuberla, Jr., Acting Deputy Commissioner Office of P-12 Education, to the Board of Regents, which can be found on the NYSED website:  http://www.regents.nysed.gov/common/regents/files/meetings/Sep%202015/915p12hed1.pdf

NYSED Releases Spring 2015 Grade 3-8 Assessment Results:   August 12, 2015
2015 Statewide scores show slight proficiency gains for ELA and Math.

NYSED Releases 2015 Grade 3-8 ELA and Math State Test Questions:  August 10, 2015
Fifty percent of the 2015 Grades 3-8 ELA test questions and associated reading passages and math test questions were released to provide schools with valuable information on student learning.

NYSED Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students Guidance Document:  July 20, 2015
This document includes information to help districts comply with local, state and federal laws concerning bullying, harassment, discrimination, and student privacy, and meet school obligation to provide all students with a safe and inclusive environment.

MaryEllen Elia Appointed New NYSED Commissioner:  May 26, 2015
Ms. Elia served as superintendent in Hillsborough County, Florida since 2005, where she is credited with successfully raising standards, partnering with teachers to develop a comprehensive evaluation system, and raising student achievement.  A native New Yorker, Ms. Elia began her career in education in 1970 as a social studies teacher in Buffalo and taught for 19 years before moving on to administrative positions.

NYSED Resources:

  NYSED Additional resources are available on the NYSED and EngageNY websites  Engage
Alternative and Incarcerated Education Part 100 Regulations
Attendance Part 100.2 General School Requirements
Career & Technical Education Part 100.5 Diploma Requirements updated June 2015
Career Plans Pupil Personnel Services
Child Abuse/Neglect Residency
Common Core Learning Standards School Counselor Certification
Diploma Requirements Student Support Services (Office of)
Diploma/Credential Chart updated May 2015 School and Student Health
The Dignity for All Students Act School Counselor Summit 2014
Gifted and Talented School Safety
Home Instruction/Home Schooling Social/Emotional Development and Learning (SEDL)
Internet Safety Summer School
Multiple Pathways to Graduation Transfer Students
Part 100 Q&As Working Papers – Employment of Minors