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SED releases draft revision of state learning standards

On Board Online • September 26, 2016

By Eric D. Randall

The State Education Department (SED) has released draft learning standards to replace the Common Core Learning Standards.

SED will be accepting comments on the proposed New York State P-12 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Learning Standards through Nov. 4 on .

Two committees comprised of more than 130 educators and parents recommended changing 60 percent of ELA standards and 55 percent of math standards, according to Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia.

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DiNapoli to NYSSBA: Tighter state aid, low tax cap on horizon for schools

FOR RELEASE: September 12, 2016

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell

School districts should plan for limited state and local revenue growth in their budgets next year, based on projections for shrinking state tax collections and another low tax cap, according to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

DiNapoli made the prediction in an interview with New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) Executive Director Timothy Kremer in an upcoming “NYSSBA News” program that will air on NYSSBA’s website beginning September 12.

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APPR: Education game changer or annual obligation?

NYSSBA's new research report offers an inside look at the state of APPR, offered by those on the front lines of negotiations, as well as key takeaways for districts negotiating APPR plans.


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