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NYSSBA Report: Schools struggle to find English language learner teachers

FOR RELEASE: May 3, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

School districts are struggling to find teachers for English language learners, according to a new report from the New York State School Boards Association. 

A NYSSBA survey found that 52% of school superintendents with non-native English speakers in their schools reported having difficulty over the past year recruiting and hiring teachers specifically trained to instruct those students.


NYSSBA Announces Retirement of Timothy G. Kremer

FOR RELEASE: April 22, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

The New York State School Boards Association announced today that, after a forty-year career as a public education advocate, Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer will retire at the end of the year.

The NYSSBA Board of Directors has retained the search firm Korn Ferry to conduct a national search for his successor.


April 22 petition deadline for school board candidates looms

FOR RELEASE: April 11, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

The deadline to file petitions to run for a seat on a school board is April 22, less than two weeks away.

For those who are interested in school board service or just want to learn more about the function of school boards in their communities, the New York State School Boards Association is providing a free online resource entitled "The School Board Member Experience."


School boards commend legislative action aimed at delivering aid relief to school districts

FOR RELEASE: April 9, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

The New York State School Boards Association today applauded the Senate Education Committee for advancing legislation that would provide relief to school districts facing severe state aid take backs due to clerical errors and missed filing deadlines related to building and transportation aid. 

"The loss of millions of dollars in aid resulting from inadvertently filing paperwork late only deprives students of educational opportunities and places a greater burden on local taxpayers," said NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer.


Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on State Budget Agreement

FOR RELEASE: March 31, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

The new state budget agreement includes a number of victories for school districts and students in New York’s public schools.

First, while the $618 million increase in foundation aid is below our request, it is nearly double the amount proposed by the governor and represents a strong investment in our public schools.


School boards stress priorities as budget deadline nears

FOR RELEASE: March 29, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

With the April 1 state budget deadline drawing near and as negotiations draw to a close, the New York State School Boards Association today stressed the importance of three budget items that local school board members believe are critically important for students in New York’s public schools.

"While lawmakers complete work on the state budget in Albany, school districts around the state are developing their own budgets. We cannot overstate the importance of sufficient and predictable state aid – and foundation aid in particular – to schools and taxpayers," said NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer.


Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on the Legalization of Marijuana

FOR RELEASE: March 18, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

The question of whether New York should legalize recreational marijuana needs careful examination and discussion on its merits.

Our state leaders should have time to weigh the social, legal and public health implications of such a significant shift in law and policy, which inevitably will stretch into our schools.


NYSSBA report finds that traditional classroom instruction in civics has not kept pace with new forms of student activism

FOR RELEASE: March 13, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

Students today are engaging less in traditional methods of civic participation – such as meeting with lawmakers – and turning instead to social media and storytelling as their preferred way of influencing public policy, according to a new research report from the New York State School Boards Association.

 


NYSSBA report finds bus driver shortages plague New York State schools

FOR RELEASE: February 7, 2019

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

@nyschoolboards

More than eight in 10 school transportation directors in New York consider driver shortage either their "number one" problem/concern (60 percent) or a "major" problem/concern (23 percent), according to a report by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA), New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) and National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT).


2019 NYSSBA Capital Conference Media Advisory

FOR RELEASE: February 5, 2019

CONTACT: Al Marlin, Communications Manager
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell

@nyschoolboards

NYS Education Commissioner Elia, Assistant Counsel to Governor Cuomo 
Terry Pratt and Senate Education Chair Shelley Mayer 
headline school boards advocacy event   

NYSSBA’S Capital Conference also features NYS Teacher of the Year

MEDIA ADVISORY and PHOTO OPPORTUNITY 


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