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Nov. 24, 2015: Bob Lowry, David Albert, Peter Iwanowicz and Lisa Dix, Jeffrey Gold


Superintendents believe the controversies over testing, standards, and teacher evaluations are hurting schools. Bob Lowry, New York State Council of School Superintendents’ Deputy Director for Advocacy and Communication, explains a recent survey of NYSCOSS members.

How are kids’ anxiety affected by new testing expectations? David Albert, Director of Communications, Research and Marketing at the New York State School Boards Association, will discuss a new report exploring test anxiety. He’ll also look at school finance struggles in a year when the tax cap will be flat.

We will look at whether hospitals will be on the hook financially after the collapse of Health Republic with Jeffrey Gold, Senior Vice President for managed care and special counsel at the Healthcare Association of New York

Finally, Peter Iwanowicz, Executive director for Environmental Advocates of New York, and Lisa Dix, Senior Representative for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign in NY, will explain the Governor’s new mandate for more renewable energy In the state.

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