SED seeks to drop edTPA by 2023

On Board Online • December 20, 2021

By Eric D. Randall

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.

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.

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.

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