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One of our main focuses is staying in touch with our members. We want to be sure NYSSBA is offering the services you need to fulfill your role and responsibilities and … to accomplish your goals …. as school board members.

But because of social distancing, we aren’t able to visit you in person, so we’ll be conducting focus groups … virtually. 

We want to hear what your thoughts and opinions are on NYSSBA products and services …. what we do well and….what we can do better.

So keep an eye on your inbox, you may be receiving an invitation to participate in one of our virtual focus groups.  We’ll be conducting them each month throughout the year.

We’re looking forward to hearing and seeing you soon, virtually …. because our focus is on you.


Problem of drivers passing stopped school buses being addressed countywide in Suffolk County

On Board Online • January 18, 2021

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

New York State law makes it illegal to pass a stopped school bus when its stop sign is extended and red flashing lights are activated. However, the law is routinely disobeyed. According to the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, an estimated 50,000 motor vehicles illegally pass New York State school buses every day.

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News Releases

Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Robert Schneider on graduation rates for the 2016 cohort (2020 graduates)

FOR RELEASE: January 14, 2021

The release of graduation rate data for students who entered high school in 2016 provides us with a welcome reminder of progress our students and educators have made over the past decade in improving the overall graduation rate and narrowing the achievement gap between Black and Hispanic students and white students.

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Daily Clips

Times Herald-Record
NY graduation rates climb, but impact of canceled Regents exams unclear; decision soon on next exams

Times Union
Albany schools to prep kids for distance learning in case of unrest next week

Education Week
Biden Calls for $130 Billion in New K-12 Relief, Scaled Up Testing, Vaccination Efforts

Here are the top education stories found in today's NYSSBA e-Clips. If you're a NYSSBA member, you can subscribe to e-Clips to receive education news from over 26 newspapers each day.Sign-up TODAY!

Upcoming Events

Capital Conference Live Virtual Event
Date: February 3, 2021
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2021 Live Virtual Superintendent Evaluation Workshop
Date: March 5, 2021
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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2021 Policy Issues Live Virtual Workshop
Date: April 21, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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NYSSBA's Annual Convention & Education Expo - New York City
Date: October 24 - 26, 2021
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