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Register now for the Region 1 Conference!
NYSSCA
Region 1 Conference
Feb. 28, 2014
"Everything a Counselor Needs to Know About Engineering-But They Forgot to Tell You"
Western Suffolk BOCES
31 Lee Ave, Wheatley Heights
Large Conference Room


A special greeting from Regent Roger B. Tilles is planned!!!

Guest Speaker: Dr. Ann Marie Flynn, Chairperson Chemical Engineering Department, Manhattan College

Each participant will receive Dr. Flynn's Resource Publication for School Counselors on the Field of Engineering.

Click HERE For a Conference Brochure and Registration Information.

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NYSUT's Professional Issues Forum on Health Care
NYSSCA
NYSUT Health Care Professionals Council
12th Annual NYSUT PROFESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM ON HEALTH CARE
Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, New York
April 26, 2014

Why do school counselors want to attend?
The networking session is especially for us to outline our concerns and issues for the union and there will be workshops of interest including:
  • impact of addictions on students and families
  • autsim update and DSM V
  • protecting your profession thru legislation and political action
  • creating school and MH partnerships through OMH's early recognition screening (this can help counselors immensely!)
For complete conference information and special early bird and first time attendee pricing (only $75), click HERE.

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  FYI: ASL-English Interpreting Programs

Click here for information every high school guidance counselor should know about ASL-English Interpreting degree programs.
 


NYSED Common Core News
NYSSCA
REGENTS ADJUST COMMON CORE IMPLEMENTATION
Full Implementation Delayed until 2022
Teachers, Students Protected from Impact of Assessment Transition
inBloom Delayed


For full news release, click HERE.

The Educator Guide to the 2014 Regents Examination in English Language Arts (Common Core) has been designed to support educators by providing an overview of the new test design. Information about how the assessment shifts have informed test development and how the CCLS will be measured on the new Regents Exam is specified.

See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/english_language_arts_common_core_test_guide.pdf for the test guide document.

This test guide supplements the other Common Core Regents Exam implementation resources found on EngageNY at http://www.engageny.org/resource/regents-exams-ela (for Common Core ELA resources) and http://www.engageny.org/resource/regents-exams-mathematics (for Common Core math resources).

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The First Annual Healthy School Communities: Vision in Action
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES
Registration now open
Location: Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
Date/Time: March 21, 2014, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $35

For a conference flyer and registration information, click HERE.

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New York students with disabilities may soon take easier tests than peers
The Huffington Post
A proposal to test some severely disabled students on lower educational standards advanced in New York, paving the way for a potential collision course between the state and the federal government. The New York State Board of Regents voted to support a proposal that would ultimately enable the state to test up to 2 percent of students with "severe disabilities ineligible for the alternate assessment" at their instructional ability — and not their chronological age level — up to two grade levels down.
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Idea of charging rent for New York charters hits wrinkle
The Wall Street Journal
Mayor Bill de Blasio might want to think twice before he figures how much to charge charter schools for rent: If he charges too much, it could cost the city money. State education officials are studying how Blasio's pledge to charge rent to charters that operate in city buildings could affect the amount of funding the city receives for facilities.
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Colleges say applicants should come clean about cheating allegations
The Los Angeles Times
College admissions officials say the expelled students and others in similar situations should come clean quickly to schools they've applied to, and they should be prepared for the consequences, including the possibility of having acceptance letters revoked. Colleges are more likely to consider leniency if students confess upfront and promise better behavior rather than try to evade detection, they say.
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The language of respect
Psychology Today
What does it mean to build respect between adults and teenagers? Respect means we have high regard or admiration for another's views and feelings. We value their abilities and inner qualities. Sadly, many of today's teens feel undervalued and misjudged by adults. Could our language be part of the problem?
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  When you're here, you're almost there

Health Analytics is the future of health care administration and the new, one of a kind analytics program at D'Youville College, will give the student an early career advantage in this high demand profession. Health Analytics is vital to any organization in the planning, implementation of programs and policy. www.dyc.edu
 


'The greatest line I never said' — from college admissions counselors
The Washington Post
Many college admissions counselors across the country communicate with each other through a listserv. Most often they share professional thoughts and advice, but every now and then, they have a little fun. Recently, one counselor, in an email with the subject line "The Greatest Line I never Said," asked others to share things they had thought about saying to students but managed not to. Here are some of them.
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New York officials stall plans to tweak teacher evaluations
The New York Times
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's ire at state education officials has cowed them into backing off a plan, for now, to tinker with a new teacher evaluation system. At a meeting in Albany, the State Board of Regents set aside a proposal to let teachers contest poor evaluations by citing difficulties related to the new Common Core standards. Test scores, which factor into the evaluations, plummeted last year after the exams were rewritten in accordance with the new, tougher standards.
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Lawsuit: New York state shortchanged city schools during recession
Reuters
An education advocacy group sued the state of New York on Tuesday for more than $1 billion in promised school funding, saying the state had failed to live up to its responsibility to offer students a "sound basic education" due to budget cuts.
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