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Ten more P-TECHs authorized

On Board Online • November 24, 2014

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

Ten more P-TECH schools will join the 16 that were launched around the state at the start of this school year.

The additional programs announced this month by the governor's office bring the estimated number of New York students who will receive six-year P-TECH educations by the end of the next seven years to 9,000.

"By reimagining how our schools educate, train and guide our students, we're unlocking the door to tremendous opportunities for some of the youngest New Yorkers, not just today but well into the future," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a written statement about the expanding P-TECH program.

P-TECH stands for Pathways in Technology Early College High School. The programs feature close collaborations among colleges, local businesses and school districts. They offer students the opportunity to develop technical knowledge and skills useful for careers while they also earn high school diplomas and college associate degrees, tuition-free.

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New York’s leading education groups outline need for $1.9 billion state aid increase in 2015-16

FOR RELEASE:  November 13, 2014

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell
On Twitter: @nyschoolboards

New York’s major statewide education organizations issued a report today outlining the need for a $1.9 billion state aid increase for schools in the upcoming state budget to continue current services and make progress on a number of critical new initiatives.

The organizations comprise the New York State Educational Conference Board (ECB), and together represent parents, classroom teachers, school-related professionals, school business officials, school building and program administrators, superintendents and school boards.

The ECB report is titled “Turning the Corner: With an improved fiscal condition, New York can lead the way for sustainable educational progress.” It cites the state’s improved fiscal outlook, aided by recent financial settlements, in advocating for investments in education.

The report comes after a period of years in which state aid has been reduced, flat, or otherwise inadequate to help schools continue essential services while also adapting to state-mandated education reforms. A little more than $1 billion in state funding remains withheld from schools through the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA), and phase-in of the state’s Foundation Aid formula has been stalled since 2008-09.

 

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