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Newest front in the culture wars: SEL

On Board Online • May 16, 2022

By Chris Carola
Special Correspondent

Since 2018, the State Education Department has had K-12 benchmarks in social-emotional learning (SEL) including developing "self-awareness and self-management skills."

Court of Appeals' decision raises questions on retirees' health insurance premiums and perhaps coverage

On Board Online • May 16, 2022

By the New York State Association of School Attorneys

In mid-February, the New York State Court of Appeals issued a decision with important collective bargaining implications for public employers in New York State, including school districts.

When a 'genderqueer' student doesn't want parents to know

On Board Online • May 16, 2022

By Courtney Sanik
Senior Policy Consultant

When a student expresses a desire to be known by a name or pronoun different from that given to them at birth, it can present challenges for school districts, especially if the parents are unaware of the situation and the student expresses fear of informing them, or if the parents are opposed to it.

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