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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.

The New York State School Boards Association Encourages Community Support of Local School Boards

FOR RELEASE: March 31, 2022

"Public schools form the bedrock of our communities and country," said NYSSBA President Peggy Zugibe. "Likewise, we see school board service and education as the foundations for democracy—they really are the root of everything.

Headline : NYS Health Dept. lifts mask mandate

On Board Online • March 14, 2022

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

Lifting of the statewide requirement for universal masking in schools went into effect on March 2 for all districts across the state.

Why are people making FOIL requests about school districts' surety bonds?

On Board Online • March 14, 2022

By Robert Lulley, Jr.
Executive Director, New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal

Some school districts and school boards in New York State have received unusual Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests this year.

With Regents exams cancelled in last two years, HS graduation rates increased for most subgroups

On Board Online • March 14, 2022

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

The four-year graduation rate for New York students in 2021 continued a decade-long trend of gradual improvement, Education Commissioner Betty Rosa recently reported.

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