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School board members eye classroom instruction, school leadership as keys to improving struggling schools
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FOR RELEASE:
July 20, 2015

 

Most school board members believe improving classroom instruction and school building management will be the most effective options available to a receiver to improve a low performing school, according to a recent poll by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA). 

State law now requires school districts to appoint "receivers" to assume managerial and operational control of 144 struggling schools for the 2015-16 school year. Receivers have the authority to make sweeping staffing changes, expand instructional time, and override decisions of the board of education.

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Using arts to advance the Common Core

On Board Online • July 20, 2015

By Merri Rosenberg
Special Correspondent

With the need to fully use instructional time to help students meet higher academic standards, many school districts are questioning the value of field trips. But a new program is seeking to cover Common Core Learning standards while exposing students to theater, dance, music and the visual arts.

Called the School Time Series Teaching Artist Program, it is part of the Arts in Education department of the Performing Arts Center at the State University's Purchase College and is funded with a $15,000 grant from a nonprofit group called Arts Westchester.

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