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Ossining teacher gains national recognition for use of technology in classroom

On Board Online • May 23, 2016

By Merri Rosenberg
Special Correspondent

In Adam Schoenbart's classroom in the Ossining school district, 20 high school sophomores are tapping away on tablet computers to fulfill an assignment about climate change.

"Post your claims to the community," says Schoenbart, 30.

"Once you've posted the article, do your best to tag people with your replies to their claims," he adds.

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News Releases

School Boards Association reports that 98.5 percent of school budgets pass; more than three-quarters of override attempts succeed

FOR RELEASE: May 18, 2016

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell
@nyschoolboards

New York State voters approved an overwhelming 98.5 percent of school district budgets on Tuesday, May 17, according to an analysis by the New York State School Boards Association.

"Despite a near-zero tax cap, school districts managed to put together spending plans that in some cases restored educational programs and services, thanks to a large infusion of state aid," said NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer. "The question is, will the state be able to sustain that commitment going forward?"

"The tax cap may be helping to keep taxes down, but it comes at a cost to our schools, which now need the state to make up for the funding they cannot raise locally," Kremer added.

Initial statewide results gathered by NYSSBA indicate voters passed 655 school district budgets. The number of budgets defeated was 10. NYSSBA was still awaiting results for 11 districts.

In the fifth year of the state's property tax cap, 640 districts proposed budgets with tax levies that were within their caps and required only a simple majority to pass. Of those districts, 99.7 percent saw their budgets pass.

 

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Building Equity in Learning

CoverHave you ever wondered if comments you hear about gender differences and learning are really true? Are boys better at math? Are girls better at English?

NYSSBA's new report, Building Equity in Learning, tackles assumptions about how girls and boys learn, drawing on research to debunk or clarify them.

The report offers recommendations to help every student reach his or her full learning potential.




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NYSSBA 2016 Legislative Priorities

A legislative year brings new challenges. From reform of the learning standards to budgetary pressures to new laws and regulations, school districts continue to navigate a complex education system. With this in mind, the New York State School Boards Association offers recommendations for change that would help address these issues to benefit our students and communities.

NYSSBA 2016 Budget Analysis

2016- 17 Final State Aid Runs

 

Daily Clips

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16th Annual School Attorney Law Conference
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