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END OF THE WEEK WRAP UP – ADVOCACY ALERT

March 7, 2014

  • ACTIVE WEEK LEADING UP TO CAPITAL CONFERENCE
  • NYSSBA PRESS CONFERENCE ON PROPERTY TAX FREEZE
  • LINK TO:
    • Municipal Associations Call For State-Local Collaboration On Property Taxes, Announce Shared Service Initiative
  • ADVANCING OUR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
  • LINK TO:    
    • Eliminating the GEA
    • Additional State Aid for Increasing the School Day or Year
    • Aid for School Safety
    • Don’t Cap School Safety
  • LEVER VOTING BILL – ON THE MOVE IN THE SENATE
  • LINK TO:
    • New York State Assembly Committee on Election Law
  • SEND A LETTER TO YOUR LEGISLATOR
  • LINK TO:
    • Sample letter to Legislators
    • Contact Information for NYS Assembly and Senate


CALL TO ACTION: COMMON CORE

March 3, 2014

AN INCORRECT “CORRECTION”

  • A.8929-Nolan
  • Allow parents to opt out of allowing school districts to share information with all third party vendors.
  • Prohibit the use of state and local common core aligned assessments in APPR agreements until after the 2014-15 school year
  • Encroach on local control.
  • Professional Development.
  • Require that the state use RTTT funding to print additional versions of the state assessment and take steps to reduce field testing.

 


CAPITAL CONFERENCE – ADVOCACY ALERT

February 28, 2014

CAPITAL CONFERENCE – MARCH 9 &10

  • Conerence Agenda

 


CALL TO ACTION: WHAT PRICE SCHOOL SAFETY?

February 26, 2014

  • Link to:
    • Aid for School Safety
    • School Security in a Post-Sandy Hook World
  • PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS
    • Contact Information


CALL TO ACTION: ADDITIONAL STATE AID FOR INCREASING THE SCHOOL DAY OR YEAR

February 18, 2014

  • Link to:
    • Additional State Aid for Increasing the School Day or Year
  • PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS
    • Contact Infomation


RESOLUTION SURVEY OPEN; REGENTS CHANGE COURSE

February 12, 2014

  • RESOLUTION SURVEY OPEN
  • COMMON CORE COURSE CORRECTION - Regents Make "Adjustments" to APPR
    and Common Core Implementation
  • REGENTS DELAY ACTION ON ONE ITEM
  • INBLOOM DELAYED
  • MOTION FOR A TWO-YEAR MORATORIUM ON COMMON CORE
    IMPLEMENTATION FAILS


CALL TO ACTION: THE GEA MUST GO!

February 7, 2014

  • "THE GEA MUST GO!"
  • Link to:
    • Gap Elimination Adjustment
  • PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS
    • Contact Information


BUDGET ISSUES AND VETERAN’S EXEMPTION

January 27, 2014

  • EXECUTIVE BUDGET QUESTIONS ANSWERED
  • Link to:
    • View the presentation on the Executive budget proposal
  • NYSSBA’s LEGISLATIVE BUDGET HEARING TESTIMONY
  • Link to:
  • NYSSBA’s Testimony
  • THE NEW VETERANS EXEMPTION OPTION-WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
  • HOW DOES THE EXEMPTION WORK?
  • Link to:
    • Additional details of the exemption
  • WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR BOARDS OF EDUCATION?
  • WHAT DO WE DO NOW?
  • HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?


EXECUTIVE BUDGET ANAYSIS

January 21, 2014

  • GOVERNOR’S STATE BUDGET PLAN FALLS FAR SHORT OF NEED
  • NYSSBA ANALYSIS
  • STATEMENT OF NYSSBA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TIM KREMER
  • Link to:
  • Executive Budget School Aid Runs
  • Governor’s Budget Book
  • STATE A


STATE OF THE STATE ANAYSIS

January 8, 2014

  • “OUR CHILDREN DESERVE NOTHING LESS THAN THE BEST
  • GOVERNOR KEYS ON TECHNOLOGY, FULL DAY PRE-K IN STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
  • CUOMO’S EDUCATION COMMISSION FINAL REPORT LEAKED IN STATE OF THE STATE
    • Expand the use of technology in classrooms
    • Commit to expanding high quality early education
    • Reward the best and brightest teachers
    • Implement programs that connect high school to college
    • Strategically invest in higher education
    • Focus on efficiencies
  • NYSSBA ANALYSIS
  • STATEMENT OF NYSSBA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TIM KREMER
  • NYSSBA RELEASES 2014 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
    • Link to:
    • Pathway to Prosperity: NYSSBA 2014 Legislative Priorities
    • Chart of State Aid Proposals
  • USDA BOWS TO SCHOOL CONCERNS: MODIFIES NUTRITION STANDARDS

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