Next week, an Assembly Committee will hold a hearing on improving access to financial aid for college students. One of the issues will be better access for part time community college students, who are the fastest growing group of students.
We sit down with two biographers of two of the most acclaimed governors in our state's history.
First up, Casey Seiler interviews Richard Norton Smith, whose exhaustive biography on Nelson Rockefeller just hit bookstores. Smith spent the better part of the last 14 years writing 'On His Own Terms.'
The state’s Education Conference Board says now that the economy is improving and the state has a multi billion dollar surplus, it’s time to end years of what they say is under spending on New York’s schools.
The board is made up of the state’s teachers, school boards, superintendents and the PTA, among others. They agree that school spending must increase significantly in the New Year. Chairman John Yagielski says the groups want $1.9 billion additional dollars for the 2015-16 school year.
The November 4 ballot includes an amendment to borrow $2 billion dollars to buy new technology for school children, like iPads and other tablets. Fiscal watchdogs are against it, and the education community has been lukewarm. But with one week left to go before voting day, Governor Cuomo who came up with the idea, has finally started to push for it.