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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to finance|
|Jan 06, 2011||referred to finance|
senate Bill S1272
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S1272 - Details
S1272 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1272 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to teacher training in programs for gifted students; to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto; and making an appropriation therefor PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Directs that teachers be trained in the education of gifted students, and are appropriated for start-up funding in regards to said training. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends education law by adding §3004(7) to require, as part of licensure and certification for teachers and certain educational professionals, three credits of course work or training in the education of gifted and talented, including twice-exceptional students, as well as the inclusion of practices to identify gifted children in required professional development plans. Section 2 amends §32004(2-b) of education law to require school districts to provide gifted students with instruction under a teacher with appropriate training in educating gifted pupils. This section also requires school districts to provide acceleration opportunities in grades one, three and five, similar to those currently required in grade eight.
S1272 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1272 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 6, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to teacher training in programs for gifted students; to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto; and making an appropriation therefor THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3004 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows: 7. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE REGULATIONS REQUIRING THAT ALL PERSONS APPLYING ON OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION FOR A CERTIFICATE OR LICENSE VALID FOR SERVICE AS A CLASSROOM TEACHER, PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICE PROFESSIONAL, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR OR SUPERVISOR OR SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, SHALL, IN ADDITION TO ALL THE OTHER CERTIF- ICATION OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS, HAVE COMPLETED THREE CREDITS OR MORE OF COURSE WORK OR TRAINING IN THE IDENTIFICATION AND EDUCATION OF GIFTED AND TALENTED PUPILS INCLUDING TWICE-EXCEPTIONAL PUPILS. "TWICE-EXCEP- TIONAL" SHALL MEAN THOSE PUPILS WHO GIVE EVIDENCE OF THE POTENTIAL FOR HIGH COGNITIVE PROCESSING CAPABILITIES COMMENSURATE WITH OR CONTRARY TO COGNITIVE PROCESSING TAKEN AS NORMS OF REGULAR EDUCATION IN AREAS SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: SPECIFIC ACADEMICS, GENERAL INTELLECTUAL ABILI- TY, CREATIVITY, LEADERSHIP, AND/OR VISUAL, SPATIAL OR PERFORMING ARTS; AND ALSO GIVE EVIDENCE OF ONE OR MORE DISABILITIES AS DEFINED BY FEDERAL OR STATE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES, SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS, EMOTIONAL/BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS, PHYSICAL DISABILITIES, AUTISM SPECTRUM, OR OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRMENTS, SUCH AS ADHD. SUCH TERM SHALL INCLUDE THOSE PUPILS WHO REQUIRE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS OR SERVICES BEYOND THOSE NORMAL- LY PROVIDED BY THE REGULAR SCHOOL PROGRAM IN ORDER TO REALIZE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. SUCH CREDIT WORK OR TRAINING SHALL BE OBTAINED FROM AN INSTITUTION OR PROVIDER WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02016-01-1
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