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What makes a school building project an aesthetic and environmental success?

On Board Online • August 14, 2017

By Timothy Bonaparte

Imagine you are touring a brand new school building. Inside, it has a creative layout and an attractive interior design. Outside, there is a beautiful facade.

But what if you had to park a quarter mile away? What if there were no sidewalks and big puddles because of an absence of infrastructure to manage storm water runoff? And what if there was nothing green in sight?

Site design and environmental sustainability are as important in school building projects as building design and construction.

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Statement by NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on Grades 3-8 Test Results

FOR RELEASE: August 22, 2017

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The announcement today of statewide test results in grades 3-8 English language arts and math exams represents a mixed bag. The good news: students in all grades combined made incremental gains in proficiency in both ELA and math and fewer students opted out of those exams than did last year. The bad news: only about four in 10 students are proficient.
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NYSSBA Reacts to the Proposed ESSA Plan
Here is our letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo with the Association’s thoughts and concerns to the recently revised Every Student Succeeds Act draft plan.

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