January 2024 NYSED and Higher Edu Updates

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NYSED and Higher Edu Updates 

Bilingual and English as a New Language Services for English Language Learners who are Students with Disabilities

Take some time to read NYSED's January 2024 memorandum that clarifies New York State Education Department (NYSED) policy regarding the right of English Language Learners (ELLs) who are identified as eligible for special education to continue receiving language acquisition services as required under Part 154 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education and federal civil rights law. Consistent with this mandate, section 154-2.4(b) directs each school district to provide assurances that each ELL, including an ELL with a disability, has access to appropriate instructional and support services. 

Read the full memo