Press Releases

FOR RELEASE: March 10, 2016

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723
@nyschoolboards

The New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) and VisdomK12, a company specializing in crowdsourcing review technologies for school districts, have entered into a partnership that will help public school district leaders better understand the attitudes and perspectives of their many stakeholders toward school safety. 

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FOR RELEASE: March 8, 2016

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell
@nyschoolboards

We congratulate the three new members of the Board of Regents who were appointed today by the New York State Legislature:  Luis Reyes, Nan Mead and Elizabeth Smith Hakanson.

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FOR RELEASE: March 3, 2016

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell
@nyschoolboards

About one in eight school districts will have to decrease the amount they can raise in property taxes in the 2016-17 school year over the current year when they bring their budgets to voters in May in order to comply with the tax cap – unless they can convince at least 60 percent of voters to override the cap, according to data released today by the New York State Comptroller. 

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FOR RELEASE: February 24, 2016

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell
@nyschoolboards

 
MEDIA ADVISORY and PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
School board members bring their voices to the Capitol;
Hear from NYS Deputy Secretary for Education Jere Hochman
Who:      School board members, elected leaders and state education officials
What:     NYSSBA Capital Conference
When:    Sunday, February 28, 2015, 3:30-8:30 p.m., and Monday, February 29 starting at 8:00 a.m.
Where:   Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY
Why:      School board members from across the state unite to discuss education issues
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FOR RELEASE: February 1, 2016

CONTACT: John Yagielski
518-810-8382 (cell)
email: kyagiels@nycap.rr.com

 

The state’s leading education organizations today unanimously recommended that New York reform its receivership law to create a more reasonable timeframe to turn-around struggling schools, and to commit additional funding to create more community schools and better conditions for teaching and learning in these schools.

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FOR RELEASE: January 20, 2016

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell
@nyschoolboards


Today’s announcement that property tax levy growth for school districts will be capped at 0.12 percent next year will create a hardship for school districts and their ability to meet student needs.

That’s because schools will not be able to raise any meaningful new revenue without obtaining a 60 percent supermajority in support of their budget – a very challenging task.

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CONTACT: David Albert
 (518) 783-3716 (work) or (518) 320-2221 (cell)
@nyschoolboards
 

FOR RELEASE: January 13, 2016                        

 

The theme of Gov. Cuomo's State of the State and budget proposal was "Built to Lead," but perhaps a more fitting description might be "A Work in Progress." 

While the governor suggested many laudable programs in our public schools, his funding proposal for enacting those programs falls short. 

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CONTACT: David Albert
 (518) 783-3716 (work) or (518) 320-2221 (cell)


FOR RELEASE: December 10, 2015                         

 

Governor Cuomo’s Common Core Task Force has made several sensible recommendations that will help restore trust and confidence in New York’s public education system.

 

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CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell
@nyschoolboards

FOR RELEASE: December 9, 2015                         

 

 

 Bergtraum of Long Island elected president of the state School Boards Association;

Miller, Langstaff, Nespeca elected board officers


Susan Bergtraum of Old Westbury, NY was elected president of the New York State School Boards Association. Her one-year term begins Jan. 1, 2016.

 

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CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell
@nyschoolboards

Peter Faustino, NYASP
(518) 290-0697 or (914) 417-7661 cell

FOR RELEASE: November 20, 2015                         

 

 

 

 

Report finds student test anxiety greater on state than local exams;
study also finds adults have a significant impact on student test anxiety

Joint School Board-School Psychologist Research Report Examines Test Anxiety

About three-quarters (76 percent) of school psychologists in New York say their students experience greater anxiety over state tests than for local assessments, according to a new research report issued jointly today by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) and the New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP).

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