Tim Kremer http://wamc.org en Tim Kremer On How Education Fared In Legislative Session http://wamc.org/post/tim-kremer-how-education-fared-legislative-session <p>In the final days of the New York legislative session, which ended last week in Albany, Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders reached an agreement on a two-year delay in the teacher assessments to be based on the Common Core testing. It was just one of the education issues state leaders dealt with this year, or left on their table for another day. For a look back at how education fared in Albany this year, we spoke with Tim Kremer, Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association, who commented on the teacher evaluation delay.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Brian Shields 93327 at http://wamc.org Tim Kremer On How Education Fared In Legislative Session Growing Unease Over Cuomo's Tax Freeze Plan http://wamc.org/post/growing-unease-over-cuomos-tax-freeze-plan <p>There’s growing unease over New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tax freeze plan. 100 local government officials have signed a letter opposing the plan, including Syracuse Mayor and state Democratic Party Co-Chair Stephanie Miner. And there are signs that the legislature may modify what critics have called an overly complex proposal when the Senate and Assembly release their one house state budgets.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 85303 at http://wamc.org Growing Unease Over Cuomo's Tax Freeze Plan Tim Kremer Responds To Cuomo's Education Plans http://wamc.org/post/tim-kremer-responds-cuomos-education-plans <p>Tim Kremer of the New York State School Boards Association joined WAMC's Midday Magazine to discuss the education plans unveiled in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address last week. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:48:59 +0000 Ray Graf 81828 at http://wamc.org Tim Kremer Responds To Cuomo's Education Plans Poor Test Scores Loom Over New School Year http://wamc.org/post/poor-test-scores-loom-over-new-school-year <p></p><p>Students in New York will return to class with some rather gloomy test results hanging over the new school year. This summer, state education officials released statewide test results that showed a drop in the math and English scores for third through eighth graders as the new Common Core standards take hold. What does it mean for the schools? We spoke today to the executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, Tim Kremer.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Brian Shields 72301 at http://wamc.org Poor Test Scores Loom Over New School Year Tim Kremer, New York State School Boards Association - NY School Budget Votes http://wamc.org/post/tim-kremer-new-york-state-school-boards-association-ny-school-budget-votes <p>More than 95 percent of the school budgets that went before the voters in New York on Tuesday were approved but, those that exceeded the two percent property tax cap did not fare as well. Only about 30 percent of those spending plans were approved.&nbsp;</p><p>The executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, Tim Kremer, tells WAMC's Brian Shields the initial results show 630 school districts budgets were approved with 30 rejected.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 16:04:45 +0000 Brian Shields 65290 at http://wamc.org Tim Kremer, New York State School Boards Association - NY School Budget Votes Tim Kremer, New York State School Boards Association - Education in New York's 2013-2014 Budget http://wamc.org/post/tim-kremer-new-york-state-school-boards-association-education-new-yorks-2013-2014-budget <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Education is always one of the main ingredients of the New York State Budget and this year is no</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;exception. The New York State School Boards Association has looked over the spending plan and has found some good work, and a few areas in need of Improvement. Tim Kremer is the executive director of the New York State School Boards Association. He spoke today with </span>WAMC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Brian Shields.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:58:15 +0000 Brian Shields 61022 at http://wamc.org Tim Kremer, New York State School Boards Association - Education in New York's 2013-2014 Budget Tim Kremer - New York State School Boards Association http://wamc.org/post/tim-kremer-new-york-state-school-boards-association-1 <p></p><p>After accepting the recommendations of a panel appointed to study how public schools in New York can be improved, Governor Andrew Cuomo made it clear that not all schools are created equal, and they cannot be treated as such. The governor says schools in the poor, high-needs areas of New York must also provide student support in social services. Tim Kremer, the executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, agrees with the governor but has concerns about where the money will come from. He spoke today with WAMC’s Brian Shields.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:40:00 +0000 Brian Shields 54998 at http://wamc.org Tim Kremer - New York State School Boards Association Tim Kremer - New York State School Boards Association http://wamc.org/post/tim-kremer-new-york-state-school-boards-association-0 <p>With the school year starting for students across New York State in the coming weeks, there are several new programs being implemented. WAMC's Brian Shields spoke with Tim Kremer of the New York State School Boards Association about the new policies, including teacher evaluations and anti-bullying programs.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:27:44 +0000 Brian Shields 46784 at http://wamc.org Tim Kremer - New York State School Boards Association http://wamc.org/post/tim-kremer-new-york-state-school-boards-association <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed the teacher evaluation bill into law. Parents will be able to see the evaluations for their own child&rsquo;s teacher, but the information will not be available to the general public or the media. Tim Kremer , the executive director of the New York State School Boards Association tells WAMC&rsquo;s Brian Shields that the evaluation system , which the governor has described as evolving, needs to become more valid.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 19:31:24 +0000 Brian Shields 41868 at http://wamc.org Midday Magazine - Tim Kremer, New York State School Boards Association http://wamc.org/post/midday-magazine-tim-kremer-new-york-state-school-boards-association <p>As some education advocates praise the additional school funding announced as part of the New York State budget agreement, schools must now work through their own budgets, while, for the first time, considering the state&rsquo;s 2 percent property tax cap.</p><p>WAMC&rsquo;s Patrick Donges spoke to Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, on the fiscal future of New York&rsquo;s schools in the wake of yesterday&rsquo;s budget agreement.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Patrick Donges 35635 at http://wamc.org