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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.

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."

Statement of New York State School Boards Association on the National School Boards Association (NSBA)

FOR RELEASE: November 3, 2021

We disagree with the NSBA letter and NSBA’s statement likening the behavior of some members of the public to “a form of domestic terrorism.” We consider this statement to be both inaccurate and needlessly inflammatory.

Violence, threats at school board meetings do not appear to be widespread throughout the state

FOR RELEASE: October 19, 2021

The vast majority (80%) of school board members in New York State have not experienced or witnessed violent acts or threats of violence against school officials at a school board meeting over the past 12 months, according to a poll by the New York State School Boards Association.

Attorney general to talk to TikTok about 'devious licks' viral trend

On Board Online • October 18, 2021

By Eric D. Randall
Editor-in-Chief

The office of Attorney General Letitia James plans to contact TikTok over concerns about the "devious licks" trend linked to school vandalism and physical attacks on teachers.

NYS launches consumer survey of internet speeds

On Board Online • October 18, 2021

By Alicia Gené Artessa
Governmental Relations Representative

Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced the launch of a consumer survey of internet speeds as part of a statewide broadband mapping study.

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