Board of Regents

Board of Regents-authorized changes will widen the pool of so-called impartial hearing officers to oversee cases. But advocates and state officials alike say more must be done to get students needed services.
The news is a victory for parents, students and advocates who have been pushing to cancel the exams and unlink them from graduation requirements. Only Regents exams in Algebra I, English, living environment, and earth science will be administered this June.
State education officials have proposed changes to rules about who can preside over special education complaint cases.
The state Board of Regents on Wednesday kicked off a two-year process of rethinking diploma requirements with the first of 11 forums in the city.
Years of insufficient state funding and closure of private pre-K programs cited among reasons for looming shortage of special education slots.
To help clear over 10,000 backlogged cases, New York state officials are considering eliminating requirement of law license — and upping pay.
Education policymakers cast a final vote on the ask Tuesday, but expect the amount the governor actually gives to school spending to be much less.
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