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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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Why do we struggle with compassion?

On Board Online • November 5, 2018

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

"These are tough times in America," journalist John Quiñones told a packed house during his keynote speech for NYSSBA's 99th Annual Convention & Education Expo. "I've never seen the country as divided as it is today, and I grew up during the Civil Rights Era."

He noted that as he spoke, the nation was appalled by pipe bombs that had been mailed to public figures who had been critical of President Donald Trump's policies and who had been targets of his tweets and rally speeches.

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Daily Clips

Albany Times Union
In tiny Adirondack school, foreign students breathe new life, and bolster finances

Jamestown Post Journal
Area superintendents welcome FDA limits on E-cigarettes

LI companies find rising school demand for security

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Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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