While you were partying: Governor Cuomo sworn in

Hope you are having a great holiday season. Though, realize that the wheels of power are still turning. This evening, Governor Cuomo held a private swearing-in ceremony. His term starts officially on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 12:01am. (And, please keep an eye on his education policies, and who he appoints to the NY State […]

When politicians trample on education

Kimberly writes: If you can read this, and you care about children, please help. Please consider running for appointment to the NY State Board of Regents, or finding someone to propose to be appointed. Regent Saul B Cohen has retired. So, a Regent is needed from the 9th Supreme Court Judicial District, the area of […]

Reaction to the rash, short-sighted decision of the NY State Board of Regents to cut speech service requirements

Kimberly writes: The disability community is currently digesting the decision that the NY State Board of Regents made this week which scales back speech service requirements. The Board released school districts from longstanding policies that they must give certain levels of speech services to students with autism and other disabilities. The decision by the Board […]

NY State Regents: Tell them they were wrong. Ask them to change their mind.

KW writes: Today, the NY State Board of Regents made decisions that overturned 20 years of rights given to students with autism in New York State. There had been in place a much-needed requirement that students with autism be entitled to 5 days of speech a week. Those speech/social skills classes would help those students: […]

At noon today: NY Board of Regents may take away important promises to students with autism

Update 11/17/2010: The NY State Board of Regents did it! They voted to take away the specific requirements for speech services for students with autism. By many media accounts, they set back the clock 20 years on services to students with autism. Story and list of NY State Regents Board members: here. There is an […]

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