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Civic Readiness,
Student Success, Democracy

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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Teacher of the Year created 'zero period' class

On Board Online • November 5, 2018

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

New York's new Teacher of the Year almost became a lawyer.

As a teenager attending high school in Poughkeesie, Alhassan Susso was devastated when his sister died after being denied a visa to travel to the U.S. from West Africa for medical treatment. He set his sights on becoming an immigration attorney.

"I thought that was the only way to ensure that other families would not have to go through what my family had gone through," he told school board members gathered in New York City for NYSSBA's 2018 Annual Convention & Education Expo.

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Glens Falls Post Star
City, district approve agreement for Glens Falls school resource officer

Middletown Times Herald Record
White Plains unveils fleet of electric school buses

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Amazon’s arrival could strain Queens schools

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