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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.

Statement of New York State School Boards Association Executive Director Robert Schneider on Gov. Hochul's 2022 State of the State Address

FOR RELEASE: January 5, 2022

NYSSBA greatly appreciates the collegial tone set by Gov. Hochul in her first State of the State address, as well as her focus on substantive proposals to overcome the key challenges faced by school districts.

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."

Educational Conference Board Outlines Strong Support for the Planned $2.4 Billion State School Aid Increase for 2022-23

FOR RELEASE: December 6, 2021

The seven leading statewide educational organizations issued a report today that includes strong support for the state’s planned $2.4 billion school aid increase for 2022-23 and for the pledge to fully fund Foundation Aid over the next two state budgets.

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.

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