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Department of Education

New York Lawmakers Hearing Testimony on Education Budget

by Associated Press
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The head of the New York state Department of Education is pushing for a $2 billion dollar increase in school aid that was proposed previously by the Board of Regents.

   Acting Education Commissioner Elizabeth Berlin focused on the need for the funding boost during her testimony Tuesday at a joint legislative budget hearing in Albany.

   Lawmakers are grilling her and other state education officials on such topics as state school aid, pre-kindergarten and student testing.

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