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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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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, 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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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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Budget sticking points remain ethics and education

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State lawmakers planned to hold some meetings throughout the weekend as they put the finishing touches on the state budget.

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DeFrancisco on budget snags, education rallies

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This week's program features a sit-down interview with Senator John DeFrancisco, the senate finance chair.

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Cuomo defends his teacher evaluation plan

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Governor Cuomo, as he has done in the past, has traveled around the state post-State of the State/Budget Address to take his message to local communities.

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Cuomo challenges teachers, lawmakers, in budget proposal

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Governor Cuomo delivered his joint State of the State and budget message, proposing a $141.6 billion spending plan that in part sets up a show down with teachers and education advocates.

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Cuomo outlines infrastructure plans, says he'll take on state's 'education industry'

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Governor Cuomo continued the roll out of his 2015 agenda Tuesday with details of an infrastructure plan that includes upgrading New York City region airports to providing broadband for upstate rural areas.

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Cuomo makes case for education bond act, skeptics remain

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The November 4 ballot includes an amendment to borrow $2 billion dollars to buy new technology for school children, like iPads and other tablets.

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Pre-K expansion to be low in September

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Fewer than 20% of school districts outside of New York City have expressed interest in expanding their pre-kindergarten programs.

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State lawmakers say delay of Common Core effects likely in state budget

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State lawmakers say it’s likely the state budget will include a moratorium on the effects of school exams administered in connection with the controversial Common Core learning standards.

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Assembly passes Common Core moratorium

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The New York State Assembly passed a bill to delay some of the effects of the state’s Common Core learning standards.

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Poll finds New Yorkers divided on Common Core

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A new poll finds New Yorkers remain confused about the worth of the new Common Core learning standards, which schools in the state are in the process of adopting.

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Pre-K funding fight fuels upstate-downstate divide

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Governor Cuomo seems to have gained the upper hand and some new allies in his policy skirmish with New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio over how to fund pre-kindergarten, as the fight threatens to turn into an upstate downstate split.

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