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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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Cuomo school aid hike doesn't please everyone

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Governor Cuomo is proposing an increase in school aid of over three-quarters of a billion dollars or around 3% from last year, but some say that’s not enough to meet school districts’ rising costs.

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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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Carl Paladino removed from school board

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Former gubernatorial candidate and Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino has been removed from the Buffalo school boards, by the state education commissioner.

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