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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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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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Rethinking School Discipline

Cover School discipline reform often focuses on the use of restorative justice, a disciplinary approach that emphasizes student accountability for behavior and relationship-building.

NYSSBA’s latest report, Rethinking School Discipline, taps into the attraction of restorative justice, explains how it is implemented in schools, assesses its outcomes, and offers school board members, administrators and educators best practices for school district implementation.

 


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Community Schools: The Great Equalizer?

Cover Community schools can help students overcome the adverse effects of poverty and other obstacles to success.

NYSSBA’s latest research report offers an in-depth view of community schools, including a glimpse at life inside two community schools.

Learn how community schools work, available funding sources, and the importance of community partnerships.

 

 



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APPR: Education game changer or annual obligation? _copy

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NYSSBA's new research report offers an inside look at the state of APPR, offered by those on the front lines of negotiations, as well as key takeaways for districts negotiating APPR plans.



 



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Replacing the Common Core: New name, same standards?

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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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Report: Receivership and state takeovers not a panacea for school success

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A new NYSSBA research report examines state takeover efforts in Massachusetts and Tennessee, which demonstrate that a successful school turnaround requires sustained effort and community buy-in.






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Building Equity in Learning

CoverHave you ever wondered if comments you hear about gender differences and learning are really true? Are boys better at math? Are girls better at English?

NYSSBA's new report, Building Equity in Learning, tackles assumptions about how girls and boys learn, drawing on research to debunk or clarify them.

The report offers recommendations to help every student reach his or her full learning potential.




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Anxious for Success: High Anxiety in New York's Schools

Cover New Research Report Explores Test Anxiety

Test anxiety. We’ve all heard the phrase. But what exactly is test anxiety, and how common is it among students? Moreover, which students does test anxiety affect most often, and what factors contribute to test anxiety?

NYSSBA and the New York Association of School Psychologists have teamed up to create an in-depth report on test anxiety.


 

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Game On! What school board members should know about games for learning

Cover Game On! What school board members should know about games for learning

Do today's students sometimes seem more interested in playing games on their smart phones or tablets than on what’s going on in the classroom?

If so, find out why!  NYSSBA’s latest research report explores how many of today’s video games use principles of educational psychology to motivate students. Learn how to leverage that technology to boost learning, and see how New York schools are using video games to further their educational goals.

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