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SUNY Committee adopts controversial charter school teaching requirements

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Some of the state’s top ranking education officials are condemning a vote by a State University of New York committee that would weaken regulations for teachers at some charter schools.

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State Education officials say they are not lowering teacher standards

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The state Board of Regents is taking steps to make it easier for teachers to become certified in New York. But the state education commissioner denies that it’s a lessening of requirements.

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SUNY considers lighter requirements for charter school teachers

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The State University of New York board members overseeing charter schools are in the midst of a public comment period on whether charter school teachers should be allowed to have fewer qualifications than public school teachers.

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Test Scores Inch Up

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The results of this year’s Common Core related standardized tests show scores for New York’s school children inching up. Around one fifth of the children boycotted the tests altogether, due to continued controversy over the Common Core learning standards.

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Teachout teaches civics

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Goal is to get people more engaged.

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Carl Paladino to appear at State Education Department hearing

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2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate and current Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino will appear at hearing at the State Education Department in Albany on Thursday morning.

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Outgoing SUNY Chancellor discusses legacy

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Nancy Zimpher talks with Karen DeWitt.

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Concern over school aid funding changes

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School funding advocates worry that Governor Cuomo setting up for another political battle with over school aid next year, in a little-noticed provision in his new state budget.

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Prop 3: The Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014

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One of the ballot measures you will be voting on when you head to the polls on November 4th is a subject this week on the program.

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Exclusive: Andrew Cuomo discusses 2010 redemption

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Governor Andrew Cuomo agreed to a rare sit-down television interview for the upcoming WMHT film on his father titled "Governor Mario Cuomo: Poetry and Prose."

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Watch trailer to new Mario Cuomo film

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You can argue he was the last New York Governor of national prominence. You can also argue whether his term as the state's 52nd chief executive was a success or failure.

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Interview with Education Commissioner Elia

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New State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia joins us on the program just in time for the start of the new school year.

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Cuomo says schools with high opt out rates unlikely to face sanctions

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Governor Cuomo says he doubts that there will be federal sanctions for schools that have high rates of students who boycotted standardized tests this spring.

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Commissioner Elia discusses latest test scores

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In July the State Education Department released the latest English language arts (ELA) and math test scores for students in Grades 3-8. The results were a bit of a mixed bag.

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Education Commissioner disagrees with federal attempt to punish opt out schools

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The state’s education commissioner, Mary Ellen Elia says she’s fighting a proposal by her predecessor, now the federal education secretary, John King, to punish schools with a high opt out rate from the standardized tests.

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