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A new report finds school districts in Central New York and across the state will face serious financial trouble if they do not receive state aid over the next few years.  Governor Cuomo has threatened to cut state education funding as part of a larger effort to address the state’s ballooning deficit. 


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A recent New York State School Boards Association survey shows that only 44 percent of districts feel they can re-open without additional funding amid the threat of COVID-19.  Three main questions were randomly sent to more than 700 school board members.   


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After two decades, the executive director of the State School Boards Association, Tim Kremer, has decided it’s time to retire.

He shares his  insights with Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt, including how he came to believe that all of the emphasis on standardized testing in recent years, may have been a mistake.


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Voters in Central New York and across the state this week maintained the trend of approving nearly all of their school district budgets.  This marked the 8th year of budgets with the state’s property tax cap in place.