Education

Organizers Prepare A Statewide March For Education Justice

Feb 10, 2017
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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Following the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, a billionaire school choice advocate, as U.S. Secretary of Education, parents, students, and community members across the state will march to demand education justice in New York. 

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BUFFALO (WBFO) - Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared at SUNY Buffalo State Tuesday to drum up support for his free tuition plan, the Excelsior Scholarship Campaign.  Cuomo's visit was the first stop on a tour to promote his proposed scholarship program. More than 600 students and supporters gathered for the rally. Governor Cuomo encouraged Buffalo State students to rally behind his free tuition plan.  

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - The Alliance for Quality Education says Gov. Andrew Cuomo is misleading the public in a debate about school funding. The school advocacy group has published a new report that criticizes the governor's proposed education spending plan and his attempts to defend it. 

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Governor Cuomo's plan for free state college tuition would be the first of its kind in the U.S. because it would include 4-year schools, not just community colleges. 

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More than a decade after the state’s highest court ordered New York lawmakers to spend billions more on schools each year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his top aides are moving further away from ever fulfilling the order, critics say. 

Zimpher Delivers Final State Of The University Address

Jan 23, 2017
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More State University of New York students than ever before are completing their degrees. That's according to SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, who delivered her final State of the University address Monday.

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School funding advocates are concerned that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is setting up for another political battle over school aid next year in a little-noticed provision in his new state budget. 

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Binghamton City School District’s superintendent was dismissed last March. There have been a couple of interim superintendents since then, but now the district is searching for a more permanent leader. David Hawley is the president of the Binghamton School Board. He spoke with WSKG's Sarah Gager about the search, which he says will conclude with a selection in the Spring.

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(WRVO) Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to offer free college tuition at New York's SUNY and CUNY schools for families that make less than $125,000 has garnered a lot of attention, but not everyone is receptive to the idea. 

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New York's colleges are concerned about retaining students. 

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