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FOR RELEASE: February 23, 2021

The "digital divide" – a common term for the lack of internet access and technological devices for K-12 students – is especially consequential during the pandemic when students are remote learning, according to a new report by the New York Educational Conference Board (ECB), a coalition of seven statewide educational organizations.

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FOR RELEASE: February 8, 2021

NYSSBA is pleased to congratulate Betty Rosa on her selection today as state Education Commissioner.

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FOR RELEASE: January 19, 2021

Governor Cuomo presented a budget proposal – or actually, two proposals – today that includes a lot of unknowns and uncertainty for school districts.

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FOR RELEASE: January 14, 2021

The release of graduation rate data for students who entered high school in 2016 provides us with a welcome reminder of progress our students and educators have made over the past decade in improving the overall graduation rate and narrowing the achievement gap between Black and Hispanic students and white students. 

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FOR RELEASE: January 12, 2021

In today’s installment of his 2021 State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo once again highlighted some key issues of concern for students and schools.

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FOR RELEASE: January 11, 2021

The governor’s delivery of a State of the State message is a welcome step toward normality as we begin a new year and a new legislative session that feels anything but normal. 

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FOR RELEASE: January 11, 2021

We congratulate Regent Lester W. Young, Jr. on his election as chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, and we celebrate his historic role as New York’s first African American Regents chancellor. 

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FOR RELEASE: December 23, 2020

It is essential that the $900 billion stimulus plan negotiated and passed in an overwhelmingly bipartisan manner by the Senate and the House of Representatives be signed by the president and implemented immediately. 

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FOR RELEASE: December 22, 2020

We are pleased that Congress has passed a new stimulus package. Prior to this package, schools faced the possibility of a $5 billion aid cut. Congress has greatly improved an otherwise dire financial situation for schools.

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FOR RELEASE: December 9, 2020

We are encouraged by the governor’s comments today in response to a question from the news media related to NYSSBA’s expressed concerns that New York needs a second round of federal funding to spare our schools from drastic aid cuts. 

NYSSBA’s school board members have advocated strongly for federal funding assistance and flexibility. 

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