Back to School 2021 Addressing Learning Loss and Student Well-Being



As schools reopen this fall, school leaders throughout the state will need to address two educational priorities – learning loss due to remote learning and gauging student well-being. NYSSBA’s 2021 back-to-school research report focuses on these two high-priority issues and helps school leaders and educators navigate this difficult terrain.


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Amid concerns about behavior of fans, game officials could be in short supply

On Board Online • August 16, 2021

By Chris Carola
Special Correspondent

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has launched a campaign to stave off a potential shortage of officials available for all levels of competition.

TRS contribution rate edges up to 9.8%

On Board Online • August 16, 2021

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

School districts will see an increase in their contribution rates to the Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) for the 2021-22 school

Students with long COVID may be entitled to special services or accommodations

On Board Online • August 16, 2021

By Shubh N. McTague
Staff Counsel

Children are increasingly being diagnosed with COVID-19. A growing number of those children are also experiencing lingering COVID-19 symptoms long after their diagnosis, a condition now termed "long COVID."

Statement of New York State School Boards Association Executive Director Robert Schneider on the resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

FOR RELEASE: August 10, 2021

We join in the disappointment that all New Yorkers have felt following recent allegations and revelations about the conduct of Governor Andrew Cuomo and members of his administration.

Delta variant casts shadow over fall semester

On Board Online • July 26, 2021

By Pauline Liu
Special Correspondent

As the highly infectious Delta variant surges across much of the nation, the young and the unvaccinated are bearing the brunt of its onslaught. The COVID-19 strain, first identified in India, has become one of the most dominant strains in New York City, representing 41% of tested cases.

Acclaimed tuba player to deliver keynote address at Convention

On Board Online • July 26, 2021

By Eric D. Randall

The first African American to receive a doctoral degree in tuba performance will deliver the opening remarks at NYSSBA's 2021 Annual Convention and Education Expo in New York City, Oct. 22-24.

Summer Congressional meetings being planned

On Board Online • July 26, 2021

By Danielle Grasso
Grassroots Advocacy Manager

NYSSBA's Governmental Relations Team is putting together our annual summer Congressional meetings. All NYSSBA member districts are welcome to participate by appointing an advocacy liaison to join via videolink.

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