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Hochul concerned about teacher shortages

On Board Online • January 10, 2022

By Chris Carola
Special Correspondent

Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to re-energize New York's coronavirus-staggered public education system by directing billions more in state funds to schools, boosting the ranks of teachers and support staff, and bolstering mental healthcare services for students rattled by pandemic-induced stress.


The foundation aid formula needs an update

On Board Online • January 10, 2022

Robert S. Schneider
NYSSBA Executive Director

There was a time when I left for school in the morning with a little extra swagger in my step, thanks to my first pair of bell bottom jeans.


MOBOCES helps Oneida Indian Nation with children's books in Native language

On Board Online • January 10, 2022

By Sapna Kollali

The Oneida Indian Nation recently released the fourth in a series of children's books created through an ongoing partnership with Madison-Oneida BOCES to support the Nation's initiative to expand member knowledge of the Oneida language.


SED to pilot new tests of graduation readiness

On Board Online • December 20, 2021

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

The State Education Department (SED) is to receive a $500,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation to study potential alternatives to New York's traditional Regents exams for measuring student readiness to graduate from high school.


Number of COVID-bereaved students climbs

On Board Online • December 20, 2021

By Merri Rosenberg
Special Correspondent

Students who have experienced the death of a parent or primary caregiver to COVID-19 are among the most vulnerable to the pandemic's relentless impact.


SED seeks to drop edTPA by 2023

On Board Online • December 20, 2021

By Eric D. Randall
Editor-in-Chief

Education Commissioner Betty Rosa has proposed to modify teacher certification requirements by eliminating the requirement for teacher candidates to pass the edTPA.


SED launches NYS Digital Equity Portal

On Board Online • December 20, 2021

By Alicia Gene‚ Artessa
Governmental Relations Representative

The State Education Department (SED) has launched a Digital Equity Portal, which it describes as an "interactive, online data mapping tool for communities across the state seeking data on New Yorkers' ability to access the internet to advance digital equity."


400 school districts host vaccinations

On Board Online • November 29, 2021

By Pauline Liu
Special Correspondent

Ethan Walla, 11, received his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine at Amherst High School in Erie County in mid-November.


NYSSBA advocacy: What to expect in 2022

On Board Online • November 29, 2021

By John Daley
Governmental Relations Representative

The legislative session opening in January will reflect major changes in the state's political scene.


Why we all need to know more about child abuse

On Board Online • November 29, 2021

By Richard Keller-Coffey

When I look back on my 30-year teaching career, I think of the thousands of students I taught. Since beginning work at a Dutchess County agency established to fight child abuse, though, three in particular keep coming to mind.

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