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The promise of multiple pathways

On Board Online • October 13, 2014

By Merryl Tisch
Chancellor, Board of Regents

All students need an effective education that prepares them for success in college, careers and life – whatever pathways they choose. That’s why, for the past three years, the Board of Regents and educators across the state have been engaged in a vibrant discussion about the best way to ensure all of our students have a path to succeed. It’s an important discussion, not only because students excel at different things but because a changing economy requires new ways to teach and train students.

The state Department of Labor projects that between 2012 and 2022, New York State’s economy will add more than one million jobs, many of them in career and technical (CTE) fields and other fields for which students can receive specialized preparation in high school.

It’s not just STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. There has been notable growth, for instance, in New York’s arts and entertainment sectors, especially film and television production.

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News Releases

SUNY POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION PRESENT THREE SCHOOLS WITH INNOVATION AWARDS IN STATEWIDE COMPETITION

FOR RELEASE:  October 2, 2014

Contact:   Al Marlin, NYSSBA
(518) 783-3723
     
Contact:  Jerry Gretzinger, SUNY Poly
(518) 956-7359

Albany, NY – Furthering Governor Andrew Cuomo’s high-tech educational paradigm as it prepares New York State’s students for opportunities in growing industries such as nanotechnology, three school districts have received “Be the Change for Kids” Innovation Awards for their novel approaches to science, technology, engineering, and math-related (STEM) programs. The competition—now in its third consecutive year—is presented by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) and SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly).


“Governor Andrew Cuomo’s leadership continues to catalyze the rapid growth of New York State’s nanotechnology sector, resulting in powerful educational opportunities, such as those that stem from the ‘Be the Change for Kids’ Innovation Awards, that can directly meet the needs of New York’s innovation economy,” said SUNY Poly CEO and Officer in Charge Dr. Alain Kaloyeros. “We are once again delighted to partner with the New York State School Boards Association, and we congratulate this year’s honorees for their exciting, science-based programs and steadfast commitment to providing their students with the critical skills that are necessary for accessing high-tech opportunities across New York.”

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Nominations sought for NYSSBA Advocate of the Year

Do you know of a fellow board member who leads the way when advocacy is needed? Is there a board of education you particularly admire for their work to collectively secure outcomes with policymakers? Nominate that board member or a full board for the “NYSSBA Advocate of the Year” award!
Each year NYSSBA recognizes an individual and a full school board for outstanding advocacy. Honorees will be recognized at NYSSBA’s Capital Conference, which will be held in Albany on March 15 and 16. Nomination information for both awards can be found below.

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