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Upcoming Clinics, Events, and Legal Help Resources: January 2023

We recently updated our Education Fact Sheets: Beyond COVID-19 School Closures (Questions for Families) and Beyond COVID-19 School Closures (Students With Existing IEPs or Section 504 Plans). […]

Updated Classification for Students with Disabilities

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

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 […]

Beyond COVID-19 School Closures: Questions for Families

For more information about special education issues, please call the Education and Disability Rights Project (EDRP) at (516) 292-8100. Click here to download a PDF copy […]

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

At its May 2022 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents approved for Emergency Action a temporary expansion of the existing process to appeal to […]

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 2022 Regents Canceled – How to get an Exemption

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

EDRP Trainings and Presentations

Know Your Rights: Navigating Special Education in New York- September 2022 Learn about important federal and state laws, the five steps of the special education process, […]

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 […]

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.