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Hearing on Cuomo’s education budget set in Albany

Monday, February 11, 2013
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— 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 at the Legislative Office Building in downtown Albany is expected to include testimony from the chancellor of the City University of New York, 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.

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