News and Notes: Regents Expand Diploma Opportunities for Students with Disabilities


In this issue, we highlight the expanding diploma opportunities for students with disabilities; videos and information related to New York State’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative; and the Summer Reading program launch. In addition, the Board of Regents acted earlier this month to provide flexibility in meeting teacher and principal evaluation requirements. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) also released guidance about Community Schools aid. Finally, late last month, NYSED released the highest ever percentage of questions from the 2016 grades 3-8 ELA and math tests.


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