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On Board Online • October 23, 2017

By Barbara Bradley
Deputy Director of Online Communications and Project Planning

What's new with school accountability in New York State? "We're in the calm before the storm," according to Ira Schwartz, associate commissioner of the State Education Department (SED).

In September, SED submitted New York's plan to meet the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. SED is prepared to receive feedback and make adjustments in December. The goal is to have federal approval in January or February of 2018.

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When Politics Enters the Classroom: Teaching Climate Change in Schools

Cover Climate change is one hot topic. Learn why that is -- and what educators can do to teach it effectively -- in NYSSBA’s latest research report, When Politics Enters the Classroom: Teaching Climate Change in Schools.

The report provides a political and economic context to an often divisive subject and offers school leaders and educators pedagogical and professional development best practices.


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