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NY Gov. Cuomo Offers Some Relief for Educators, Vulnerable Students

NY Gov. Cuomo Offers Some Relief for Educators, Vulnerable Students

Jan 04, 2018

Governor Cuomo laid out a more modest plan than last year for education priorities -- and said NY intends to sue the federal government over its recent tax reform.

As expected, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo detailed his education proposals for 2018 in Wednesday’s State of the State speech.

While Cuomo only spent a few minutes on education, educators have a better idea of what’s coming in 2018 – aside from that looming $4.4 billion state budget deficit.

Those education priorities include:

  • $15 million to expand New York’s Pre-K program;
  • $1 million for Master Teachers, a new program designed to retain high-performing teachers in poorer school districts;
  • more money for after-school programs geared toward students at risk of homelessness; and
  • more money as well to expand Computer Science classes and resources.

Cuomo also called for more accountability in how local school districts spend state funds, condemning what he termed “trickle-down education funding.” The Governor also said the state intends to sue the federal government over the recent federal tax overhaul.

The Governor’s proposed 2018 budget is expected to be released on January 16.

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