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News Releases

NYSSBA poll results: Students need better preparation in “civic readiness”

FOR RELEASE: November 8, 2018



CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell


Only 50 percent of school board members who responded to a recent NYSSBA poll said their districts are sufficiently preparing students to understand the role citizens play in a democracy. Accordingly, more than two-thirds would like to see civic readiness become a graduation requirement in New York.

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Students on panel at Convention: Involve us in more of your decisions

On Board Online • November 5, 2018

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

Schools and school boards tend to have a "Eurocentric" bias, and outreach to minority students would help, according to a panel of students who spoke at NYSSBA's 2018 Annual Convention & Education Expo in New York City.

The session, entitled "Education Equity: Student Voices," was one of more than 100 educational sessions packed into three days of programming in late October. About 2,500 school board members, superintendents, school attorneys and others attended the event.

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