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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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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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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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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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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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