|Latest Pulse Poll Invalidated|
FOR RELEASE: September 29, 2014
CONTACT: Al Marlin
For more than six years, NYSSBA’s Pulse Polls have given school board members the opportunity to express their opinions on critical education issues. However, we are invalidating the results of our most recent poll on Common Core Learning Standards for two reasons. First, the polls are intended for school board members only. However, this particular poll was shared on social media sites where non-school board members could respond to it. Second, the sheer volume of responses to this poll (approximately 2,700 per question) is about four times greater than the number of responses given to typical polls, suggesting voting irregularities. For these reasons, we suspect that the integrity of the poll has been compromised. As a result, we cannot draw any meaningful conclusions from the data. If you come across these results, we ask that you not cite them or portray them as valid.Read the entire news release>>
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On Board Online • September 22, 2014
By Jeffrey S. Handelman
Julie M. Marlette will succeed David A. Little as NYSSBA’s director of governmental relations, Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer announced.
Little plans to retire from NYSSBA on Oct. 30 after 15 years. He will become executive director of the Rural Schools Association of New York State in November.
Marlette has served as NYSSBA’s deputy director of governmental relations since October 2013. A “boomerang” employee, Marlette previously served as a governmental relations representative for NYSSBA.
Marlette left NYSSBA in 2009 to work for the state Senate, where she was senior analyst for elementary and secondary education in the Office of Counsel and Program.
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NYSSBA Legislative Priority Campaign
- 2014 Proposed Bylaw Amendments & Resolutions and Voting Delegates Guide 3MB
- Eliminate the GEA 339KB
- Additional State Aid for Increasing the School Day 244KB
- Aid for School Safety 185KB
- Don't Cap School Safety 207KB
- Aid Adjustment Due to Loss of Tax Base 153KB
- Make All School Threats of Mass Violence a Felony 141KB
- Adjust the Superintendent’s Salary Cap 194KB
- Develop a Combined Regents Diploma and Associate’s Degree 173KB
Albany Times Union
School districts will 'Be the Change'
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