New Your State School Boards Association
NYSSBA Response to Draft ESSA Plan
Dear Dr. Long:

At their May 2017 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents voted to release for public comment a draft ESSA Plan (the Plan) for the implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in New York State.

The New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) hereby submits its response to that request on behalf of its membership, which consists of school boards charged with the governance and operation of approximately 671, or 91%, of all public school districts and boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) within the State.

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News Releases

Statement by NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on the 2017 Legislative Session

FOR RELEASE: June 22, 2017

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


We expect lawmakers will return to Albany at some point to address outstanding issues – most notably extending mayoral control of New York City schools – and correct what can best be characterized as an incomplete end to the legislative session. 

While we are grateful for the passage of much-needed technical adjustments to the tax cap, the major education issue of this session, mayoral control, hangs in limbo. The use of the mayoral control school governance model in New York City is preferred by nearly all interested parties. Therefore, it makes sense to separate this issue from other issues not so widely supported, and approve an extension immediately while the law's expiration deadline of June 30 is looming. Other issues can and should be taken up by the legislature at a later date. 

We urge the Legislature to resolve this unfinished business as soon as possible.

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Teacher shortage? What teacher shortage?

Cover Recent national reports indicate that the U.S. faces teacher shortages of hundreds of thousands a year over the next decade.

But is New York State experiencing a widespread teacher shortage, or is the shortage restricted to certain geographic areas and hard-to-staff subjects?

NYSSBA analyzed three separate data sources to determine the extent of the teacher shortage in New York.


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Daily Clips

Albany Times Union
Commissioner hears Paladino complaints

State shortens length of ‘gag order’ on teachers discussing Regents questions online

New York Post
Cuomo threatens to call special session over mayoral control

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Upcoming Events

Member Reception - Cooperstown
Date: June 26, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Member Reception - Olean
Date: June 26, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Member Reception - Glen Head
Date: June 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar - 2017 End of Session Wrap Up
Date: June 27, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Announcing the Excelsior Scholarship
– making public college tuition-free.

Application available June 7.

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