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Schools expected to stay within tax cap in May 16th vote

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School districts across the state are holding votes on their budgets next Tuesday, May 16th.

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Education Commissioner issues progress reports on new standards as boycott of exams continues

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New York state’s education commissioner said Tuesday that new state-specific learning standards will offer several improvements over the controversial Common Core standards.

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Top Cuomo aid defends free tuition program requirements

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Governor Cuomo’s budget director is among those defending the state’s new free public college tuition program for some middle-class students, after a week of criticism from the left and the right of the political spectrum.

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New York's free tuition for some students gets blow back

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A residency requirement for college students seeking free tuition at New York’s public colleges is drawing criticism. Governor Cuomo defends the late addition to the plan, approved as part of the state budget earlier this month.

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Transgendered students in New York State still have rights, officials say

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The Trump administration’s decision to rescind protections for transgender students will not affect New York state, according to the state’s education commissioner and legal experts. But they say the action nevertheless sends a “terrible message” to transgender teens.

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Regents call for $2 billion in additional school aid

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A committee of the state Board of Regents recommends spending $2.1 billion more dollars on schools in the new state budget, saying it’s time to continue an effort begun a decade ago to funnel more money to the state’s poorest school districts.

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Immigrants push for New York DREAM Act

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The NY DREAM Act - legislation aimed at helping young immigrants pay for higher education.

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Bloomberg and Nolan clash on education

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Queens Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan got into a fairly heated exchange today at the joint budget hearing in Albany.

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Skelos, Common Core and REDC awards

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This week we examine all the political news making headlines from Manhattan to the State Capitol.

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Secession rally held in Upstate New York

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On an overcast, humid day in the Southern Tier village of Brainbridge, around 150-200 residents rallied to hear speakers rail on a number of different issues.

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Budget passes, debate continues

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A big part of Andrew Cuomo's legacy as governor has been his ability to get an on-time budget after years of late spending plans.

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2015 session to focus on rent laws, teacher performance

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The legislative session is off to a subdued start, with the governor’s State of the State message delayed for two weeks.

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The Top 10 most viewed programs of 2014

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It's that time of year where everyone takes a look back at 2014 before heading into a new year.

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Camara Pushes for Dream Act

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This past weekend marked the annual conference for the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican legislators.

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Our top 10 episodes of 2013

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As each year passes, we like to take a look back and share what our online viewers liked the most from our weekly program.

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