News

What's brewing for schools in state education policy?

On Board Online • October 10, 2022

By Eric D. Randall
Editor-in-Chief

Like last year, superintendents are required this year to survey families regarding student access to computing devices and access to internet connectivity.

Restart of school accountability system, changes in labeling sought by Regents

On Board Online • October 10, 2022

By Christopher Carola
Special Correspondent

The Board of Regents has approved a proposal to resume the State Education Department's school accountability system that was put on hold two years ago because of the pandemic.

Idea of regional vocational schools floated at Board of Regents meeting

On Board Online • October 10, 2022

By Christopher Carola
Special Correspondent

More funding for vocational programs, including the creation of new regional high schools, is one of the State Education Department's "big, big priorities" in the next state budget, Education Commissioner Betty Rosa said during October's Board of Regents meeting.

How one BOCES pursues risk prevention

On Board Online • October 10, 2022

By Angela Marshall

Imagine a first grader showing up in cowboy boots on the first day of school. Sounds cute, but what if the aforementioned student, like many six-year-olds, has a tendency to kick when upset?

Listening to all voices

On Board Online • October 10, 2022

Betty A. Rosa
Commissioner of Education

Before she passed away in March, my dear friend, Regent Beverly Ouderkirk, made me promise that I would speak with a student whom she had mentored.

Amityville School Board Member to Receive NYSSBA’s Dyer Award

FOR RELEASE: September 21, 2022

Jeannette Santos, a member of the Amityville School Board for more than 40 years and a longtime Western Suffolk BOCES board member, is to receive the New York State School Boards Association’s highest honor for school board service in October.

End of federal free school meals for all poses challenges to families, districts

On Board Online • September 19, 2022

By Merri Rosenberg
Special Correspondent

During the past two years of the pandemic, federal funds fully covered meals for each student, no matter what their family's income.

NYS Smart Schools Bond Act funds upgrades in security, technology

On Board Online • September 19, 2022

By Sal Prividera
Special Correspondent

More than 50 New York State school districts will be able to upgrade their technology and security this school year thanks to the state's Smart Schools Bond Act.

Back to top