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More schools seek to break tax cap in budget votes

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School budget votes and school board elections are held across the state Tuesday, and the state school boards association says more schools are seeking to convince voters to override the state’s tax cap.

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Teachers' union takes credit for beating back Cuomo proposals

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Even before the final details of the education changes in the budget are revealed, teachers’ unions are already claiming partial victory in their war of words with Governor Cuomo.

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New Regents Chancellor expresses doubt in worth of current standardized tests

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The newly elected Chancellor to the Board of Regents, Betty Rosa, expressed grave doubts about the state’s use of standardized tests in the schools, saying if she were not on the Board of Regents, she would join the opt out movement and not permit her children to take the tests.

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Cardinal Dolan on education tax credit, 'aid-in-dying' bill

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New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan came to the Capitol with other Catholic church leaders to meet with Governor Cuomo and some leaders of the legislature.

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Regents could set new course, with 3 new members

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Three new Regents elected by the legislature this week are expected to help lead an on-going reversal in education policy in New York, to less emphasis on controversial standardized tests.

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Now streaming: Education and ethics

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This week on New York NOW we focus our time on two topics that have garnered a lot of attention in the last year: education and ethics.

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African-American guide book goes digital

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Throughout the first half of the 20th century, African-Americans began moving out of the south to cities in northern states like New York in search of a better life, a period known as the Great Migration.

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Common Core related tests still a concern at budget hearing

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The state’s education commissioner Mary Ellen Elia spent nearly four hours before the legislative budget committees.

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Push to end limits on school funding

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Eight years after the stock market crash and the start of the Great Recession, the State’s Senate Leader say it’s time to get rid of a law that limits funding to some schools.

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Cuomo's education proposals are a big shift

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Governor Cuomo in his State of the State speech was far less combative than in the past, when it comes to education.

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Teaching older adults about the internet

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See how Older Adults Technology Services helps older adults learn to navigate computers and the internet.

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Author explains "The End of Public Education"

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University of Rochester Professor David Hursh has a new book out this week whose title is sure to raise eyebrows.

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Regents vote for delay of Common Core associated teacher evaluations

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The state’s education commissioner says no new laws are needed to reverse a proposal in this year’s state budget tying teacher performance reviews more closely to standardized tests.

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Cuomo task force reverses governor's stance on Common Core

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A task force by Governor Cuomo is reversing a number of policies in the Common Core standards, including parts of a measure on teacher evaluations pushed by Cuomo less than a year ago.

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Teachers, parents say changes made in standardized test so far won't deter the boycott movement

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Teachers, Parents say Changes Made in Standardized Test So Far Won't Deter The Boycott Movement.

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