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From jail to the 'Great Outdoors'

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A different approach to the Opioids epidemic

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New York State Senate passes school safety measures

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During a debate in the New York State Senate on enhanced school safety measures, Democrats asked the Republican majority to support a bill to ban teachers from having guns in schools.

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This week on NYN: After-school funding

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New program helps needy districts.

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New SUNY Chancellor discusses challenges ahead

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She sits down with Karen DeWitt.

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SUNY Chancellor says she will continue to monitor charter schools, in light of new teacher certification standards

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The Chancellor of the State University of New York is defending a SUNY board committee’s decision to lower some requirements for teachers at some charter schools.

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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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