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On Board Online July 26 2021


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
Editor-in-Chief

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.


Study: Students weak on evaluating credibility of online material

On Board Online • July 26, 2021

By Gayle Simidian, Ed.D.
Research Analyst

Are you inclined to trust the credibility of a website with a URL extension ending in .org? If you answered "yes," you are thinking like a high school student.


Want to improve students' digital literacy? Tell them to remember CRAAP or SIFT

By Eric D. Randall
Editor-in-Chief

In an effort to help students get better at evaluating the credibility of online sources, librarians and researchers at colleges and universities have been trying to come up with easy-to-remember acronyms.

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