On Board Online • October 13, 2014
By Merryl Tisch
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.Read the entire article>>
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|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
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).
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Nominations sought for NYSSBA Advocate of the Year
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