Education – Nassau Suffolk Law Services


September 14, 2022

Updated Classification for Students with Disabilities

The New York State Board of Regents approved of permanent amendments to sections 200.1 and 200.4 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to change […]
September 12, 2022

Latest Law Gives Students with Disabilities More Time to Finish High School

New Law to Assist Students with Disabilities! In June 2022, Governor Hochul signed a new law which clarifies that schools are allowed to continue providing instruction and services to students with […]
August 9, 2022

Upcoming Special Education LSCA Training

Navigating Special Education in New York Thursday • September 8th, 2022 • 1:00pm-2:00pm Many families can struggle with navigating the special education process. NSLS Staff Attorney, […]
June 6, 2022

Board of Regents approved temporary expansion of the existing process to appeal to graduate with a lower score on a Regents Examination.

Board of Regents approved for Emergency Action at its May 2022 meeting a temporary expansion of the existing process to appeal to graduate with a lower […]
June 6, 2022

June 2022 History Regents Canceled

June History Regents Canceled! On May 24, 2022, the New York State Education Department canceled the administration of the Regents Examination in United States History and […]
January 7, 2022

January 2022 Regents Cancelled- how to get an exemption

The January 2022 administration of the High School Regents Examination Program was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic, State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa announced. […]
August 6, 2021

COVID-19: Special Education

For more information about special education issues, please call the Education and Disability Rights Project (EDRP) at (516) 292-8100. QUESTIONS FOR ALL FAMILIES DOWNLOAD THIS PAGE […]
January 1, 2020

What rights does a homeless student have when it comes to schooling?

Helping You Help Your Child: Information for Parents Read the National Center for Homeless Education’s Brief: School Help for Homeless Children with Disabilities: Information for Parents […]
January 1, 2020

What are the New York State Diploma/Credential Requirements?

A guide by the NYS Education Department for diploma/credential requirements for students enrolled in grades 9-12 is available here.