NYSSBA Offers Summer Leadership Event For School Board Members Aug. 12 & 13

FOR RELEASE: August 8, 2022

School board members from around New York will gather at the Crowne Plaza Albany – Desmond Hotel on Aug. 12 and 13 for a series of education sessions designed to introduce new members to the fundamentals of board service and enable veteran members to enhance their governance knowledge and skills.

Hochul: 'We are not anticipating a need for masks' in the fall

On Board Online • August 8, 2022

By Eric D. Randall

Despite ongoing concerns about the coronavirus, it is unlikely that students returning to school this year will be required by the state to wear masks, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul.

TRS 2022-23 contribution rate will be highest in four years

On Board Online • August 8, 2022

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

School districts will see an increase in their contribution rates toward the Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) for the 2022-23 school year.

Rural summer programs seek to connect schools and families

On Board Online • August 8, 2022

By Merri Rosenberg
Special Correspondent

Before retiring from public service in 2021, Nita Lowey spent 32 years representing portions of Westchester County in Congress.

Supreme Court abandons 50-year-old test on what unconstitutionally advances religion

On Board Online • July 18, 2022

By Jay Worona
Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel

A U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down on June 27 is likely to leave school leaders with more confusion than clarity regarding the constitutional rights of school employees to express their religious beliefs in a school setting.


New state map shows which locations need access to high speed internet

On Board Online • July 18, 2022

By Matt DeLaus
Governmental Relations Intern

The state Public Service Commission (PSC) has released an interactive map that provides the most comprehensive view ever of broadband access across the state.

Punishing students for speech often backfires

On Board Online • July 18, 2022

By Bo Malin-Mayor

Since the 1969 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, student-speech cases have most commonly turned on the distinction between disruptive (punishable) and nondisruptive (not punishable) speech.

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