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On Board Online December 21 2020


In 2020, school leadership worked

On Board Online • December 21, 2020

By Robert S. Schneider

Expect the unexpected. That could have been the motto for 2020.

For instance, who would have predicted back in January that the hot "new" holiday gift this year would be chess sets? Credit the Netflix series, "The Queen's Gambit," a welcome distraction for me and many others during a tumultuous 2020.

Let's look back at this year, my first as NYSSBA's executive director. In January, I had a calendar full of plans for face-to-face meetings around the state.


Regents call for repeal of Pandemic Adjustment

On Board Online • December 21, 2020

By Eric D. Randall
Editor-in-Chief

At their December meeting, the state Board of Regents voted to ask the Legislature to restore the Pandemic Adjustment, which reduced state funding to individual school districts in amounts equal to their projected federal CARES Act funding.


Regents adopt digital standards

On Board Online • December 21, 2020

Eric D. Randall
Editor-in-Chief

The state Board of Regents has adopted the state's first-ever K-12 Learning Standards for Computer Science and Digital Fluency.


TRS rate projected to stay steady or rise slightly

On Board Online • December 21, 2020

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

The state Teachers' Retirement System expects employer contribution rates to stay steady or rise slightly in 2021-22.


Applying neuroscience in the classroom

On Board Online • December 21, 2020

By Gayle Simidian
Research Analyst

You might be familiar with actress and comedian Goldie Hawn from her roles in films such as Private Benjamin (1980) or the 1987 version of Overboard, but over the past two decades she's focused on neuroscience and its applications in education.

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