education funding

Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Karen Magee: Time To Help Public Schools Turn The Corner

It's been a long, brutal winter -- metaphorically -- for public education.

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Hudson Valley News
10:17 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Judge Allows Yonkers To Join Education Funding Lawsuit

Credit America After 3PM

A state supreme court Judge has ruled that a Westchester city may join a lawsuit against New York State over education funding.

The judge is allowing the City of Yonkers to join as a plaintiff with the New Yorkers for Students’ Educational Rights against New York State. The Yonkers City Council had sought to intervene on behalf of the plaintiffs -- students who they allege have been denied the constitutional obligation to ensure every school has sufficient funding for a sound, basic education. The judge also denied the state’s motion to dismiss the suit.

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New England News
11:20 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Vt. Dems, Republican Milne Tackle School Funding

Credit Donkey Hotey/Flickr

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne has unveiled an ambitious plan to cut per-pupil public school spending in Vermont by a third, and use the savings to pay for the state's young people to attend a Vermont college.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Adirondack Lawmakers Offer Views On Education Budget

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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.

While the discussion covered topics ranging from infrastructure to the SAFE Act, the majority of the conversation focused on education.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Richard Iannuzzi: The Inconvenient Truth About Taxes

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.  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.

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New York News
12:58 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Tim Kremer, New York State School Boards Association - Education in New York's 2013-2014 Budget

Education is always one of the main ingredients of the New York State Budget and this year is no 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 WAMC’s Brian Shields.

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New York News
6:11 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

NY School Aid Crisis May Affect Budget Negotiations

Credit Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc.

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.

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Hudson Valley News
10:00 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Orange County school funding proposal tabled again

  

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.

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New York News
6:27 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Hearing on Cuomo's education budget set in Albany

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

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.

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.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Berkshire Community College Recieves $88K for Investment in STEM Education

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…

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.

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