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The proposed $1 billion education aid increase represents a good starting point for budget negotiations.
We support the governor’s proposals to update the foundation aid formula to better reflect student poverty and to consolidate prekindergarten funding streams.
As Gov. Andrew Cuomo concludes his regional State of the State messages, we are encouraged by the prospects of record state aid to public education.
In addition, school boards support the governor’s plan to recognize an additional 60 exceptional teachers with Empire State Excellence in Teaching Awards.
We are truly saddened and disturbed by Buffalo Board of Education member Carl Paladino's recent comments regarding President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Such incendiary and racially tinged language has absolutely no place coming from any school board member or any school official, especially among those who represent a diverse community. Mr. Paladino's comments do not reflect the views of the members of the New York State School Boards Association.
A restart of the Foundation Aid formula with a three year phase-in plan for full funding tops the list of legislative priorities for the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) in 2017.
Community schools can help students overcome the adverse effects of poverty and other obstacles to academic success, according to a new research report by the New York State School Boards Association.
The report, entitled "Community Schools: The Great Equalizer," offers an in-depth view of community schools, including a glimpse at life inside two community schools.
"Community schools can help level the playing field for schools wrestling with a high level of student poverty and transiency," said NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer.
State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa and nearly 2000 school board members will be in Buffalo next week to address such topics as educational inequities, bullying, drug abuse and other issues facing New York’s schools.
The discussions will take place at the New York State School Boards Association’s Convention on October 27 to 29 at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center.
SUNY Poly and New York State School Boards Association Partner to Honor Top Three New York School Districts’ STEM-Based Educational Programs
“Be the Change for Kids” Innovation Award winners singled out for innovative, easily replicable programs that encourage critical 21st century skills
School districts should plan for limited state and local revenue growth in their budgets next year, based on projections for shrinking state tax collections and another low tax cap, according to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
School employees must now receive training on violence prevention and mental health, under a new law taking effect this school year.
In addition, schools may have to begin testing their water supplies for lead contamination under a proposal passed by both houses of the state Legislature and expected to be signed into law by the governor.
Multiple legislative and regulatory changes to law have left some to question the value of evaluation plans
Once hailed as a game changer for public education by linking student achievement to teacher and principal evaluations, New York's teacher and principal evaluation law today largely represents for school officials an obligation to bargain, according to a new research report from the New York State School Boards Association.
NYSSBA's report, "Building Trust at the Table," is based on interviews with school officials and an analysis of 100 approved Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) evaluation plans.
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