|Statement by NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on the 2018 Legislative Session|
To borrow from the words of famous poet T.S. Eliot, the 2018 legislative session ended "not with a bang but a whimper."
There was no deal on major issues such as teacher evaluations, school safety, or stop arm cameras for school buses.
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Special CommentaryWait to craft improved teacher evaluations (Albany Times Union)
By Timothy Kremer, NYSSBA Executive Director
You could pick from a long menu of metaphors to describe New York's dysfunctional teacher and principal evaluation system and be hard-pressed to go wrong. In consumer terms, I'd call it a lemon — and it's clear to see why it has turned out that way. The design work was rushed. The construction phase was piecemeal and fraught with disputes and delays. Any implied warranty is long expired.Read the entire article>>
On Board Online • June 11, 2018
By Pauline Liu
In Allegany County's Genesee Valley School District, tragedy struck twice this school year. Two parents of elementary school students overdosed on opioids and died in separate incidents, according to Superintendent Brian Schmitt.
Also this school year, three teenagers from the same county were charged with negligent homicide after allegedly failing to get medical help for an 18-year-old friend who died of a heroin overdose during a car ride to Rochester.Read the entire article>>
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