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Legislature backs off on last-minute mandate after calls from BOE members, superintendents

On Board Online • July 4, 2016

By Eric D. Randall

Do you think school district staff time would be well spent by providing state officials with detailed reports on spending for each school building and including such figures in the annual budgets submitted to voters?

Right. Didn't think so.

One of the bright spots of the most recent legislative session was the fact that a plan to require extensive new reporting vanished almost as quickly as it appeared shortly before the session ended, thanks to a lobbying effort involving school board members and superintendents.

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Replacing the Common Core: New name, same standards?

New learning standards being developed in New York State are likely to be similar to the Common Core standards they will replace, according to NYSSBA's latest research report.


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