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Superintendent Larry Spring says the extra funding will empower the district to hire more teachers, expand services and roll out new programs.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

One day before voters decide school budgets across New York state, Schenectady School District officials welcomed elected leaders to Mont Pleasant Middle School to discuss the impact of a significant funding increase.

Education Aid Heads To The Hudson Valley

Apr 4, 2015

New York’s 2015-2016 budget includes a $1.6 billion increase in education aid over last year. WAMC’s Allison Dunne tells us about how a few Hudson Valley school districts will benefit.

Two upstate school districts are planning to file a civil rights complaint this summer  against New York State alleging discrimination in the way state aid is distributed.

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.