Research Briefs

We Hold These Tweets to Be Self-Evident

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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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

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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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?

Monday, December 3, 2018

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

Friday, November 16, 2018

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.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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

Thursday, August 31, 2017

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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