School PR strategy and leadership

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Advisory: ‘Opportunities for Advanced Coursework’ notification requirement takes effect July 1, 2024
Academics Portfolio
To make sure families and students understand both the benefits and opportunities for advanced coursework, a new law will require school districts to notify families about their options.
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Explaining changes to the 2024-25 calendar to your school community
Communications & Engagement Portfolio
The 2024-25 school year calendar in New York includes new observances for public schools, a step toward a more inclusive experience for many children and families throughout the state.
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Advisory: Gov. Hochul releases executive budget proposal
Portfolio Archive
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Jan. 16 outlined her education initiatives as part of her proposed 2025 Executive Budget. While the 144-page budget proposal shows a 4.5 percent overall state spending increase over the current fiscal year, state education aid would
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Curriculum, assessments, education requirements

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Communications & Engagement

Public opinion research, social media, print and digital communications

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Facilities & Operations

Lead testing, capital projects, transportation

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Finance & Voting

Annual school budget votes and other referenda

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Health & Safety

Disease prevention, sanitation, building safety

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State & Federal News

New information from the state and federal governments