Tim Kremer

Around 98 percent of New York school budgets were approved in statewide voting Tuesday.  Tim Kremer, Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association, joins WAMC's Ray Graf for a discussion about the results. 

Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, is welcoming today's election of Dr. Betty Rosa to head the Board of Regents. Kremer spoke with WAMC's Ian Pickus after  the Board of Regents chose Rosa as chancellor. Rosa, a former superintendent from the Bronx, replaces Merryl Tisch, who's stepping down from the board after 20 years, the last seven as its leader. The board elected T. Andrew Brown as vice chancellor.

There are three new members of New York’s Education Policy Panel, the State Board of Regents, but will it lead to any changes in the debate over education? The Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association Tim Kremer believes it will. 

Tim Kremer
Tim Kremer

While some issues come and go at the state capitol in Albany, education always remains on the agenda for the governor and the state legislature, and this year will be no different. The theme of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address on Wednesday was “ built to lead,” but Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association says a better description might be a work in progress.

Tim Kremer
Tim Kremer

As New York state leaders work to fix the much-maligned Common Core education standards, one group with a seat at the table says standardized tests are causing anxiety among students — and now there’s data to back it up. The New York State School Boards Association and the New York Association of School Psychologists released a report Friday showing students, in many cases, internalize test pressure, especially during state tests. Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, discussed the report with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

  There will be a change next year at the top of the New York State Board of Regents. Dr. Merryl Tisch announced on Monday that she will not seek another term as chancellor of the state’s education policy board . Dr. Tisch has been chancellor since 2009 and has been a regent for 19 years. For more on the announcement by Dr. Tisch, we spoke with the executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, Tim Kremer.

Kremer Reacts To New York Standardized Test Results

Aug 17, 2015
Tim Kremer
Tim Kremer

The debates over standardized testing, teacher evaluations and opting out of the tests by students with the backing of their parents were all renewed recently as New York released the results of the math and English language exams for grades three through eight. In April, 20 percent of students opted out of the exams and of those who did take the tests, just over 38 percent were proficient in math and just over 31 percent in English. WAMC's Brian Shields spoke with the executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, Tim Kremer, about the test results. 

The schedule called for the New York State Legislature to be home for the summer by this week, but lawmakers are still in Albany as legislative leaders and Governor Andrew Cuomo try to reach agreement on a number of major issues, including making the 2 percent tax cap permanent, and changes to the charter school limit. While those are education issues, Tim Kremer, the Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association, says everything has been tied to just one issue.

New Yorkers gave overwhelming approval to their local school budgets this week with only a handful rejected. Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, has been watching education issues closely as another legislative session winds down in Albany. He says the school budget approval rate came as no surprise.

Tim Kremer
Tim Kremer

Education took center stage this budget season in Albany, with teacher evaluations, testing, and tenure the major points of debate as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislature worked on the details of the spending plan, which passed this week. Tim Kremer, the Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association, has been going over the fine print on some of the major education changes, including teacher evaluations.

Tim Kremer
Tim Kremer

Among those who will be paying close attention to Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State and budget message Wednesday will be Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association. As is the case every year in Albany, education will be front and center as the budget takes shape. We spoke with Kremer Tuesday about what he hopes to hear from Gov. Cuomo tomorrow.

School aid and education funding are often among the more closely watched issues every state budget season in Albany, and next year likely will be no exception. What are education groups hoping for in the executive budget, which is about one month away from its official release? WAMC spoke with Tim Kremer, the executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, who began with his thoughts on this week's announcement by state education commissioner Dr. John King he is leaving New York for the U.S. Department of Education.

Tim Kremer
Tim Kremer

The classrooms have been cleaned, the supplies have been bought, and teachers have their lesson plans ready to go as the bell is about to ring on a new school year across New York. There are many challenges facing students, teachers, principals, and the school boards, including Common Core, test scores, and funding, just to name a few. For more the issues facing education and educators as the new semester begins, WAMC reached out to Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association.

Tim Kremer
Tim Kremer

With another school year just around the corner in New York, teachers have some new test results to go over. The math and English scores for grades 3 through 8 in the exams tied to the Common Core show slight improvement, but only about a third of the students are considered proficient. The Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association, Tim Kremer, says the test results show only modest gains, but he says things are moving in the right direction.

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.

Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

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.

The lobby groups for the state’s counties, cities, and school boards are voicing numerous concerns. Tim Kremer is with the State School Boards Association.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Education is always one of the main ingredients of the New York State Budget and this year is no 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 WAMC’s Brian Shields.

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.

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.

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’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’s Brian Shields that the evaluation system , which the governor has described as evolving, needs to become more valid.

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’s 2 percent property tax cap.

WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke to Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, on the fiscal future of New York’s schools in the wake of yesterday’s budget agreement.