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RSE-TASC Reporter Articles


Guidance for Language Proficiency Teams

By John Boniello, Bilingual Special Education Specialist
April 2018
In December 2014, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) issued changes to Part 154 of the Chancellor’s Regulations concerning English Language Learners. One of the revisions requires schools to create a Language Proficiency Team, or LPT, for the purpose of determining the Eng...

New Diploma Option for Students with Disabilities

By Kit Casey, Transition Specialist
March 2018
The New York State Board of Regents approved an emergency measure which provides eligible students with disabilities an additional opportunity to earn local diplomas.  The option, referred to as the Superintendent Determination Amendment, went into effect Jan. 1, 2018.  Students who have...

Teacher-Student Relationships and Academic Achievement: What’s the Connection?

By Ann Narcisse, Regional Special Education Training Specialist, and Dale Langley, Behavior Specialist
February 2018
Growing up in a Spanish-speaking household one of the authors, Ann, was subjected to an ample variety of “dichos”, or sayings, with nuanced meanings. She was repeatedly warned against laziness and lying. Her mother was very concerned about who she spent time with and would frequently ...

Making New Year’s Resolutions? Select and Implement an Evidence-Based Practice in Your School or Classroom!

By Fran Fernandez & Nicole Scariano, RSE-TASC Special Education School Improvement Specialists
January 2018
January marks the beginning of a new year and brings with it a spirit of reflection and commitment to self-improvement.  Many of us make plans to change a current work routine or establish a new one, but weeks to months later, find we have fallen back into the old routine and are wonderin...
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