By Jay Worona Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel
It has been nine years since the plaintiffs in the small cities school funding case commenced court proceedings seeking to ensure that their school districts receive sufficient state funding to provide their children the opportunity to receive a sound basic education as guaranteed in the state Constitution. According to the plaintiffs, the state has violated the state Constitution by failing to appropriate sufficient levels of funding to enable their districts to provide a sound basic education.
Climate change is one hot topic. Learn why that is -- and what educators can do to teach it effectively -- in NYSSBA’s latest research report, When Politics Enters the Classroom: Teaching Climate Change in Schools.
The report provides a political and economic context to an often divisive subject and offers school leaders and educators pedagogical and professional development best practices.