January 01, 1900

School financing, teacher quality in spotlight for ECB conference

ALBANY, N.Y. January 18, 2007 — More than 200 education policymakers will today examine trends in school financing and teacher quality at a second annual policy conference sponsored by the New York State Educational Conference Board.

ECB, a coalition of major state education organizations, said the conference, being held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the Crowne Plaza in Albany, focuses on Public Education in the New World Economy.

Among the highlights are an 11:30 a.m. session on Trends in School Finance around the Country, which will look at how New York's Campaign forFE case compares to similar lawsuits around the country.  At 1:30 p.m., a panel of academics will present on Closing the Achievement Gap: The Role of Teachers.

ECB comprises the eight major statewide education organizations representing parents, teachers, school board members, superintendents, school business officials, principals and other building administrators.

New York State Educational Conference Board
Edward McCormick, Chair
106 King Drive
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603-3274
Phone: 845-462-2160
Fax: 845-463-1023