NYSSBA advocacy: What to expect in 2022

On Board Online • November 29, 2021

By John Daley
Governmental Relations Representative

The legislative session opening in January will reflect major changes in the state's political scene.

Why we all need to know more about child abuse

On Board Online • November 29, 2021

By Richard Keller-Coffey

When I look back on my 30-year teaching career, I think of the thousands of students I taught. Since beginning work at a Dutchess County agency established to fight child abuse, though, three in particular keep coming to mind.

Joint statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

FOR RELEASE: November 10, 2021

School districts in many communities are considering and adopting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) policies and practices.

SED aiming for 'partnership'

On Board Online • November 8, 2021

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

A pandemic pause that put initiatives on hold, an influx of federal recovery money and a new governor are among several developments that have created an opportunity for the State Education Department (SED) to renew its focus and rebuild its capacity to support school districts, according to the department's senior deputy commissioner.

Delegates seek changes on virtual meetings

On Board Online • November 8, 2021

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

School boards need greater flexibility in holding meetings remotely, according to resolutions that passed at NYSSBA's Annual Business Meeting.

New law requires online posting of documents 24 hours before discussion at open meetings

On Board Online • November 8, 2021

By the New York State Association of School Attorneys

In October, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation aimed at improving the transparency of government at all levels, including school districts.

What everyone can learn from P-TECHs

On Board Online • November 8, 2021

By Michael Dardaris

When I picked up Breaking Barriers, a new book about P-TECH schools, I didn't have high expectations.

Longtime school board member inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

On Board Online • November 8, 2021

By Merri Rosenberg
Special Correspondent

Growing up on Long Island, Robert "B.A." Schoen remembers himself as being "not very athletic or fast or coordinated - I was the guy picked last."

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