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High Schools Adjust Strategies to Meet Higher Educationís Growing Challenges

CoverDeclining enrollment, low graduation rates and financial problems are plaguing many of today’s higher education institutions. This research report offers best practices to ensure that high school students experience a smooth transition to the next phase of their learning.

Estimated Reading Time: 5 min.

 



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School districts struggle to find English language learner instructors

CoverSchool districts in New York are struggling to find teachers for English language learners, due to increased numbers of English language learners and recent changes in state regulations. According to a NYSSBA survey, 52% of superintendents with non-native English speakers in their schools reported having difficulty over the past year recruiting and hiring teachers specifically trained to instruct those students. This report explores the challenges schools face and offers some practical solutions.

 



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We Hold These Tweets to Be Self-Evident

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By using social media, storytelling and the arts to convey messages about social justice and civic duty, students are bypassing more traditional routes to civic participation and capitalizing on their ability to reach a global audience via one click. NYSSBA’s latest report, We Hold These Tweets to Be Self-Evident, illustrates how teens are navigating this new type of civic engagement and how schools may just need to play a little catch up.


 
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Yellow Buses, Red Flags

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Many school districts have a hard time recruiting and retaining school bus drivers, and the problem appears to be growing. More than eight in 10 school transportation directors consider driver shortage either their "number one" problem/concern or a "major" problem/concern. NYSSBA’s latest research report explores the shortage of school bus drivers in New York, the factors involved and what school leaders can do to combat the problem.

 

 

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Of Sound Mind: Do schools have enough mental health support staff to meet student need?

CoverThis report, a collaborative effort between the New York State School Boards Association and the New York Association of School Psychologists, examines whether there are enough qualified school psychologists in New York State to meet student need. It also explores regional disparities and offers recommendations for school leaders and state policymakers to address these challenges.



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Reconciling Helicopter Parenting

CoverNYSSBA’s new Q&A helps school board members, administrators and teachers understand how to reconcile helicopter parenting with school-family engagement. 

 




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School Safety Reference Guide: A quick guide to responsibilites under State law.

Cover NYSSBA’s new reference guide highlights the school safety plan requirements and roles and responsibilities required by New York State law – presented in a Q&A format.

We hope you find this guide to be a valuable quick reference.

 




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When Politics Enters the Classroom: Teaching Climate Change in Schools

Cover Climate change is one hot topic. Learn why that is -- and what educators can do to teach it effectively -- in NYSSBA’s latest research report, When Politics Enters the Classroom: Teaching Climate Change in Schools.

The report provides a political and economic context to an often divisive subject and offers school leaders and educators pedagogical and professional development best practices.

 




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Teacher shortage? What teacher shortage?

Cover Recent national reports indicate that the U.S. faces teacher shortages of hundreds of thousands a year over the next decade.

But is New York State experiencing a widespread teacher shortage, or is the shortage restricted to certain geographic areas and hard-to-staff subjects?

NYSSBA analyzed three separate data sources to determine the extent of the teacher shortage in New York.

 




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Rethinking School Discipline

Cover School discipline reform often focuses on the use of restorative justice, a disciplinary approach that emphasizes student accountability for behavior and relationship-building.

NYSSBA’s latest report, Rethinking School Discipline, taps into the attraction of restorative justice, explains how it is implemented in schools, assesses its outcomes, and offers school board members, administrators and educators best practices for school district implementation.

 


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