Education Takes Center Stage In Albany
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 in Albany is expected to include testimony from City University of New York Chancellor 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.
Cuomo's education budget proposal includes a spending increase, but educators and advocates say it's not enough to meet the needs of New York's schools.
The governor's spending plan also includes $25 million in grants for full-day, pre-kindergarten programs and $20 million to lengthen the school day or year by 25 percent.
Monday, October 20, 2014, Watertown, NY
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