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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FOR RELEASE: November 23, 2020
Pandemic learning pods, or clusters of K-12 students learning and studying together outside of school, provide academic structure, child care and social support during the COVID-19 pandemic. But some researchers say these pods promote inequities for K-12 students, according to a new report from the New York State School Boards Association.
Across the nation, parents are forming pandemic learning pods for their children to allay safety concerns about the recent return to school classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pods can act as an alternative to traditional K-12 public education or as a complement to it.
"It is important to stress that these pods can create inequities for student learning and, ultimately, can only be a short-term fix to an unpredictable global event," said NYSSBA Executive Director Robert Schneider.
FOR RELEASE: October 8, 2020
Schools are laying off teachers and staff. Some students in grades 7-12 are being forced to learn entirely remotely, due to inadequate funding. The federal government needs to get serious and provide the necessary relief.
FOR RELEASE: October 1, 2020
New York’s public schools are facing a threat of irreparable harm from the one-two punch of sharp cuts in state aid and costly operations during a pandemic, according to a report entitled "A Lost Generation" released today by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) and the Association of School Business Officials of New York (ASBO).
FOR RELEASE: September 8, 2020
Judith H. Katz, who served on boards of the Williamsville Central School District and the Erie 1 BOCES for a combined total of more than 50 years, has been honored with New York’s highest honor for distinguished school board service.
FOR RELEASE: August 11. 2020
We congratulate Betty Rosa on her appointment as interim commissioner of education by the Board of Regents.
We appreciate Dr. Rosa’s willingness to serve during this turbulent and difficult time. Her hands-on involvement in developing guidance for school reopening plans means she is familiar with the urgent educational challenges facing New York schools right now and can easily hit the ground running.
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