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Designation of schools as polling places is subject of day of advocacy in Albany

On Board Online • May 20, 2019

By Belinda Heckler
Governmental Relations Representative and Grassroots Advocacy Manager

School board members, superintendents and other school advocates from around the state participated in a NYSSBA -organized lobby day at the state Capitol on April 30. The topic: allowing school districts to decline the designation of schools as polling places and allowing districts to move district votes out of school buildings.

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School districts struggle to find English language learner instructors

CoverSchool districts in New York are struggling to find teachers for English language learners, due to increased numbers of English language learners and recent changes in state regulations. According to a NYSSBA survey, 52% of superintendents with non-native English speakers in their schools reported having difficulty over the past year recruiting and hiring teachers specifically trained to instruct those students. This report explores the challenges schools face and offers some practical solutions.


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