More Than A Number: Concerned educators gather to examine standardized testing and teacher evaluations

At LIU Post, educators and community members gathered to discuss the negative impacts of the new scheme in New York to use students’ test scores directly in teacher evaluations. Previously in New York, there was a law forbidding this from happening. Though, political energy from Governor Cuomo and NY State Board of Regents Chancellor Tisch […]

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: […]