education funding http://wamc.org en Adirondack Lawmakers Offer Views On Education Budget http://wamc.org/post/adirondack-lawmakers-offer-views-education-budget <p></p><p>At a public meeting hosted by EDC Warren County at Crandall Library in Glens Falls, State Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Dan Stec, both Republicans, answered questions and offered their thoughts on what is included — and what is not included — in Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal, and other matters facing lawmakers this year.</p><p></p><p>While the discussion covered topics ranging from infrastructure to the SAFE Act, the majority of the conversation focused on education.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:20:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 84378 at http://wamc.org Adirondack Lawmakers Offer Views On Education Budget Richard Iannuzzi: The Inconvenient Truth About Taxes http://wamc.org/post/richard-iannuzzi-inconvenient-truth-about-taxes <p>If you’ve been following the Governor’s missives on tax cuts…reports from his tax commissions, his State of the State message and news about his budget proposal… you undoubtedly know that he is proposing sweeping tax cuts.&nbsp; The potential is for upwards of $2 billion for his tax cut package that includes proposed reductions for property owners, businesses, renters and upstate manufacturers.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:50:00 +0000 Richard Iannuzzi 82507 at http://wamc.org Tim Kremer, New York State School Boards Association - Education in New York's 2013-2014 Budget http://wamc.org/post/tim-kremer-new-york-state-school-boards-association-education-new-yorks-2013-2014-budget <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Education is always one of the main ingredients of the New York State Budget and this year is no</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;exception. The New York State School Boards Association has looked over the spending plan and has found some good work, and a few areas in need of Improvement. Tim Kremer is the executive director of the New York State School Boards Association. He spoke today with </span>WAMC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Brian Shields.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:58:15 +0000 Brian Shields 61022 at http://wamc.org Tim Kremer, New York State School Boards Association - Education in New York's 2013-2014 Budget NY School Aid Crisis May Affect Budget Negotiations http://wamc.org/post/ny-school-aid-crisis-may-affect-budget-negotiations <p></p><p>Education has been a hot-button topic in New York politics - Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is turning up the heat by calling for reversing Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to withhold school aid from New York City. This development breaks as advocates warn a "Child care crisis" is set to impact the state economy. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:11:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 58546 at http://wamc.org NY School Aid Crisis May Affect Budget Negotiations Orange County school funding proposal tabled again http://wamc.org/post/orange-county-school-funding-proposal-tabled-again <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>GOSHEN – Proposals to allocate $1.2 million for public schools in Orange County provide an extra layer of security was tabled for a second time by a committee of the county legislature.</p><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Hank Gross 58268 at http://wamc.org Orange County school funding proposal tabled again Hearing on Cuomo's education budget set in Albany http://wamc.org/post/hearing-cuomos-education-budget-set-albany <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Education issues are on the agenda in Albany as state Assembly lawmakers hold another in a series of public hearings on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget proposals.<br><br>Monday's hearing at the Legislative Office Building in downtown Albany is expected to include testimony from the chancellor of the City University of New York, Matthew Goldstein; state Education Commissioner John B. King Jr.; State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, leaders of the teachers union and other officials.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:27:25 +0000 Associated Press 57549 at http://wamc.org Hearing on Cuomo's education budget set in Albany Berkshire Community College Recieves $88K for Investment in STEM Education http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-community-college-recieves-88k-investment-stem-education <p>The 15 community colleges in Massachusetts have received $4 million in grant money to increase skill training and support job creation in the Commonwealth. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…</p><p>The grants were announced yesterday by Governor Deval Patrick are through the state’s Performance Incentive Fund, which is part of the administration’s pledge to strengthen the state’s public education system via the Vision Project. Education Secretary Paul Reville.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 48786 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Community College Recieves $88K for Investment in STEM Education Nikki Jones - The Alliance for Quality Education http://wamc.org/post/nikki-jones-alliance-quality-education <p>It is called &lsquo;bullet aid,&rsquo; but others have called it &lsquo;school district pork.&rsquo; Extra state aid to school districts and libraries doled out by the majority parties that control the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly. The latest bullet aid from State Senate Republicans is going, by and large, to schools and libraries in the districts now held by Republican senators. WAMC&rsquo;s Brian Shields spoke about bullet aid today with Nikki Jones of the Alliance for Quality Education, a school and education advocacy group in New York.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Brian Shields 44015 at http://wamc.org