News

Proposed Amendment of Sections 100.5, 100.6, and 200.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education: Special Education : EMSC : NYSED

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking public comment on proposed regulations to establish a Regents Certificate of Work Readiness for students with disabilities (other than those eligible for the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential). The summary and full text of the proposed amendment (20 KB) is available at:  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/timely.htm

Written comments (53 KB) on the proposed amendment will be accepted for 45 days after its December 26, 2012 publication in the New York State Register (comments must be received by February 11, 2013) and may be submitted to:  James P. DeLorenzo, Assistant Commissioner, P-12: Office of Special Education, 89 Washington Avenue, Room 309 EB, Albany, NY 12234, Attention: Proposed Regulations: Regents Certificate of Work Readiness  (email: spedpubliccomment@mail.nysed.gov).

via Proposed Amendment of Sections 100.5, 100.6, and 200.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education: Special Education : EMSC : NYSED.

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The New York State Regents: Proposed Regulations on the Career Skills Credential

From the New York State Education Department: “The proposed amendment would, beginning July 1, 2013 and thereafter, authorize school districts and nonpublic schools to award a Career Skills Credential to a student with a disability to document his/her high school preparation for entry level employment. The Credential could be awarded as a supplement to a regular high school diploma or, for a student with a disability who is unable to earn a regular diploma, as the student’s exiting credential. The Credential would not be considered a regular high school diploma in accordance with State standards or for federal accountability purposes and a student with a disability who exited school with this Credential continues to be eligible for a free appropriate public education until the end of the school year in which the student turns age 21 or until the receipt of a regular high school diploma, whichever shall occur first.”

To download the document, go to: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2012Meetings/December2012/1212p12d1.pdf

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Graduation Options Public Comment

From the New York State Education Department:

“A revised proposed amendment to section 100.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to the requirements for students with disabilities to graduate with a local high school diploma was approved through emergency adoption at the October Board of Regents meeting. The State Education Department is accepting public comment on the revised rule through November 30, 2012. For more information, see http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/comment/comment-revisedsafetynet.html.
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Events

Youth Connections : View : Upcoming DOL Youth Chat on Credentials

From the Youth Community of Practice:

“Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Where: Log-into Workforce3One, enter the Youth Community of Practice, https://youth.workforce3one.org/, click on the “Chat Button” 
Would you like to share what you are doing to help youth obtain credentials? Would you like to learn about what other WIA youth programs are doing around the country? Are you interested in communicating directly with DOL youth staff? 

Join us on Thursday, November 15th at 12:00 pm EST for a WIA Youth Chat on helping youth attain occupational credentials, how programs can be structured, and what the essential program elements are to help youth attain occupational credentials and move into employment. 

The chat will include a discussion of the recently launched Credentials for Youth Tool, https://youth.workforce3one.org/page/credentials, on the Youth Community of Practice. The site helps workforce professionals identify promising occupations for youth and the credentials to help youth attain them.”

Youth Connections : View : Upcoming DOL Youth Chat on Credentials.