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Hochul signs bill on Holocaust ed

On Board Online • August 29, 2022

By Brian Fessler
Director of Governmental Relations

Instruction on the Holocaust has been required by state law since 1994. On August 10, Gov. Kathy Hochul held a ceremony at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan to sign into law legislation that will require the State Education Department (SED) to conduct a survey regarding how this mandate is being fulfilled.

Is there really a 'teacher shortage'? Yes. But experts say threat is exaggerated

On Board Online • August 29, 2022

By Jill Barshay
The Hechinger Report

The stories are scary. The Wall Street Journal reported in February 2022 that burned out teachers were exiting for jobs in the private sector. House lawmakers in Washington devoted an entire hearing to "Tackling Teacher Shortages" in May 2022.

NYSSBA's new Leadership in Education Event tackles variety of topics

On Board Online • August 29, 2022

By Chris Carola
Special Correspondent

When Allison Goodspeed moved back to her hometown in Fulton County last year after a 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force, she got involved with her local school district's parent teacher organization.

Back to school focus this year is on overcoming learning gaps due to the pandemic

FOR RELEASE: August 24, 2022

As school districts in New York begin the new school year, more than three-quarters (77%) plan on spending Covid-19 recovery funding they received from the federal government to address the impact of the pandemic on students, particularly learning gaps due to interrupted instruction, according to an analysis by the New York State School Boards Association.

NYSSBA Offers Summer Leadership Event For School Board Members Aug. 12 & 13

FOR RELEASE: August 8, 2022

School board members from around New York will gather at the Crowne Plaza Albany – Desmond Hotel on Aug. 12 and 13 for a series of education sessions designed to introduce new members to the fundamentals of board service and enable veteran members to enhance their governance knowledge and skills.

Hochul: 'We are not anticipating a need for masks' in the fall

On Board Online • August 8, 2022

By Eric D. Randall
Editor-in-Chief

Despite ongoing concerns about the coronavirus, it is unlikely that students returning to school this year will be required by the state to wear masks, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul.

TRS 2022-23 contribution rate will be highest in four years

On Board Online • August 8, 2022

By Paul Heiser
Senior Research Analyst

School districts will see an increase in their contribution rates toward the Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) for the 2022-23 school year.

Rural summer programs seek to connect schools and families

On Board Online • August 8, 2022

By Merri Rosenberg
Special Correspondent

Before retiring from public service in 2021, Nita Lowey spent 32 years representing portions of Westchester County in Congress.

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