On Board Online • May 8, 2017
By Cathy Woodruff
Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia has released a retooled set of learning standards designed to move New York beyond the Common Core Learning Standards - and the controversies they sparked.
Stakeholders in the world of public education, including school board members and the public, have until June 2 to review and comment on the proposed New York State P-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards. Released on May 2, the full text is available at www.nysed.gov/aimhighny .Read the entire article>>
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|School Boards Association reports that 99.4 percent of school budgets pass; 77 percent of override attempts succeed|
New York State voters approved 99.4 percent of school district budgets on Tuesday, May 16, according to an analysis by the New York State School Boards Association.
"This year, many school boards overcame rising costs in order to deliver budgets that stayed within the state's property tax cap," said NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer. "Smart budgeting, community input and an increase in state education funding helped districts win strong voter support. Some districts were even able to restore positions lost during leaner budgeting years."
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