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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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Cuomo education panel recommends more school time for children

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Governor Cuomo’s education commission recommends extending the school day and school year, as well as all day pre kindergarten.

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Cuomo's 'death penalty' remarks on failing schools draws reaction

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The school year starts for school children in New York this week and next week.

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King testifies at budget hearing; faces Common Core questions

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Lawmakers asked numerous questions to King, many imploring him to delay or halt the implementation altogether.

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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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Poll finds half of New Yorkers agree with test opt out

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A new Siena College poll finds that half of New Yorkers support a growing movement for parents to opt their children out of state standardized tests.

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More lawmakers call for action after students opt out of tests

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There’s growing support in the state legislature to address controversial aspects of the state’s Common Core learning standards and related testing.

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Cuomo, lawmakers still seeking agreements as session draws to a close

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The legislature is due to adjourn later this week, but there’s still no agreement by Assembly Democrats on an education tax credit sought by Governor Cuomo that would allow donors a tax credit when they give up to a million dollars for private school scholarships and some public school programs.

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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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Campbell Brown critiques New York's schools and political system, in business council speech

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Charter school advocate Campbell Brown, speaking at the state’s annual business council meeting, took both state politicians and teacher unions to task for what she says is a failing public school system.

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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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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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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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Education groups worry over proposed federal sanctions for high opt out rate

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Education groups, dismayed by the federal education secretary’s threat to punish schools in New York with high opt-out rates for standardized tests, say he’s re-igniting controversy that state education officials have been trying to calm for the past year.

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