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APPR: Education game changer or annual obligation?

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?

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

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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Press Release on Report



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.

Watch the Game On! Video

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(10 pages - 1.1 MB) 

Read a Q&A with the report's author


Where We Stand on the Common Core

CoverWhere We Stand on the Common Core
Let's Move Forward

One of the most challenging aspects of the Common Core Learning Standards dialogue is parsing the differences between its distinct programs and policy changes, all referred to colloquially as “the Common Core.”

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The Perils of the Proposed Property Tax Freeze

CoverThe Perils of the Proposed Property Tax Freeze

Read our new report highlighting the consequences that the governor’s proposed property tax freeze would have on school districts across the state. 

Full Report (4 pages - 2.4 MB) 

In their Own Words

CoverIn their Own Words

As part of our campaign, meet seven school board members who shared their views on school board service in our latest report, "In Their Own Words."

Full Report (8 pages - 1.7 MB) 

Joint Legislative Hearing on the 2014-15 Executive Budget Proposal

CoverElementary and Secondary Education

Hearing Room B, LOB • January 28, 2014
David A. Little, Esq., Director of Governmental Relations

Full Testimony (2 pages - 1.28 MB) 

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