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Student privacy is an important issue, to that end, NYSED recently proposed changes to increase information security measures to safeguard the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of students and certain school personnel.

Some of the items addressed are: data collection transparency and restrictions, a parent’s bill of rights, training for educational agency employees, restrictions for third party contractors, and ways for parents’ to file a complaint. A 60-day public comment period is open through March 31.

Link to parent fact sheet regarding student privacy:

Instructions for submitting comments:

Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities Click here to go to their website for more information

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance On Civil Rights of Students with ADHD

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with equal educational opportunity under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For more information please click here

Important Links

New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential

Career Plan (Commencement Level)

Work-Based Learning Programs

Comparison of National Employability Skills Credentials

Transition and the New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential

Diploma/Credential Requirements

Amendment to Section 100.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Safety Net for Students with Disabilities to Graduate with a Local High School Diploma

Compensatory Option Safety Net

Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential for Students with Severe Disabilities

Changes to the New York State Procedural Safeguards Notice: Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Ages 3-21

School Districts Impacted by Hurricane Sandy and Requests for Flexibility in Special Education Requirements

New York State Key Staff in Special Education

Special Education School District Data Profile for the 2010-11 School Year

The New York State Office of Special Education has posted, effective June 1, 2012, each school district’s Special Education School District Data Profile for the 2010-11 school year as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This report provides individual school district data relating to compliance and performance results for students with disabilities

Results of April 2012 ELA and Math Assessments

Resource booklet about restraint and seclusion in schools

Response to Intervention (RTI) for Students in Grades K-4 who have a Learning Disability in Reading

School District Model Annual Professional Performance Review Plans (APPR)

Common Core Standards

Federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)

ACCES-VR offers access to a full range of employment and independent living services that may be needed by persons with disabilities

Gifted and Talented Websites:

Diagnostic Screening of Gifted Students

Screening of Students for Handicapping Conditions and Giftedness

Teaching Talented Art Students

John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Davidson Institute

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Publications about Gifted and Talented

Role of Parent of Gifted Student

Related Organizations and Resources for Gifted Studen

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