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Education funding advocates, including actress Cynthia Nixon, made a last minute pitch for extra money for schools in the state budget. Meanwhile a new poll finds many New Yorkers think the quality of education in the state is deteriorating. "...
Indiana withdrawing from Common Core standards INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is the first state to withdraw from the Common Core reading and math standards that were adopted by most states around the country. Republican Gov. Mike Pence's...
The General Educational Development test, or GED that used to be the gateway for a New York State Diploma, has been replaced with a harder test called TASC, short for the Test Assessing Secondary Completion. Marcia Tate, Executive Director of...
The next several days will be crucial for negotiations on the State budget. Tensions ran high at a closed door leaders meeting with Governor Cuomo. Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos abruptly left the final leaders meeting before the weekend early...
NY Gov. Cuomo's ratings slip in Siena Poll ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's rating among New York voters has slipped a bit in the latest Siena Poll, but he still leads Rob Astorino, the only declared Republican candidate for...
While touring a firefighter station in Vestal, Congressman Richard Hanna touted a piece of legislation that would exempt volunteer firefighters from the Affordable Care Act. Matt Martin reports the announcement comes a month after the US Treasury...