Comptroller urges greater state oversight over school mental health instruction

On Board Online • April 25, 2022

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

An audit by the New York State Comptroller's Office recommends that the State Education Department (SED) do more to ensure local school districts are incorporating mandatory mental health instruction into their curricula.

Educator guides expected this spring for Next Generation Learning Standards

On Board Online • April 25, 2022

By Chris Carola
Special Correspondent

This spring, the State Education Department plans to distribute educator guides for new tests in math and English language arts in grades 3-8 as the state gets close to full implementation of the Next Generation Learning Standards.

A lexicon of legislative terms

On Board Online • April 25, 2022

By Matt DeLaus
Governmental Relations Intern

The following lexicon of legislative terms should help you understand reports out of Albany and advocate more effectively for your district.

Jay Worona receives lifetime achievement award

On Board Online • April 25, 2022

By Eric D. Randall

A national group of education attorneys recently presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Jay Worona, NYSSBA's deputy executive director and general counsel.

Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Robert S. Schneider on enacted 2022-23 state budget

FOR RELEASE: April 9, 2022

With their approval of the 2022-23 state budget, Governor Hochul and the Legislature have given New Yorkers a welcome taste of the predictability and stability that a functioning foundation aid formula can provide for school districts.

New rules enable districts to hire new faces - and familiar ones

On Board Online • April 4, 2022

By Pauline Liu
Special Correspondent

Some of the newest faces in New York's classrooms might look a bit familiar. Retired teachers have returned to work full time during the pandemic.

State Ed Dept's EngageNY website to be discontinued this month

On Board Online • April 4, 2022

By Sal Prividera
Special Correspondent

After more than a decade of being the one-stop resource for educators across the state and the nation, the EngageNY website is scheduled to be discontinued this month.

Education is entering the metaverse; what do school leaders need to know?

On Board Online • April 4, 2022

By Lisa Castillo
Special Correspondent

When author Neal Stephenson coined the phrase "metaverse" in his 1992 futuristic novel Snow Crash, he imagined it as an online virtual-reality experience.

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