A Board of Regents subcommittee has voted to recommend a $1.3 billion dollar increase in state aid for New York schools next year, along with fairer funding for high-needs districts and bigger investments in universal pre-kindergarten programs and teacher training.
The recommendations announced Monday are expected to be approved by the full board and sent to the state Legislature.
Striving to maintain an open dialog on Common Core, the state Education Department is reportedly working on developing a new format for Commissioner John King's town hall-style discussions, which he cancelled after one in Poughkeepsie erupted in anger and frustration.
New York Education Commissioner John King Jr.'s office is looking at alternative ways to engage with parents about education reforms after canceling a series of forums following a raucous meeting in Poughkeepsie.
A department spokesman says Wednesday that the office is working with the PTA but has yet to schedule anything.