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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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This week on NYN: New NYSUT president

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Watch the interview this weekend.

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Teachout teaches civics

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Goal is to get people more engaged.

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Paladino hearing could conclude Tuesday

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The state education department hearing on whether Carl Paladino should be removed from the Buffalo school board for leaking private information in the board's executive sessions could conclude as early as Tuesday.

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SUNY Chancellor: Trump budget would be "devastating"

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The outgoing Chancellor of the State University system, says President Trump’s budget if it were to be enacted, would seriously hamper the chances for many of New York’s young people to attend college.

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Outgoing SUNY Chancellor discusses legacy

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Nancy Zimpher talks with Karen DeWitt.

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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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