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High Court Hears School Funding Case

A court case that could change the entire funding system for education in New York was heard by the state's highest court Thursday. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Thousands Rally for More NY Education Funding

A crowd of around 30,000 people rallied for education funding at the State Capitol, as Governor George Pataki stands poised to veto a legislative budget that increases money for New York's schools. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Won't Accept a Piecemeal Budget

Governor Pataki says he's sticking to his anti-tax stance, forcing a likely showdown with the state legislature over restoring money to New York's schools. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Legislature Aims to Pass School Aid Package Monday

The leader of the New York State Senate assured schools across New
York that they will be receiving an increase in state aid from the
legislature next week, whether Governor Pataki agrees with the plan
or not. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Lawmakers May Postpone Vote on School Funding

There's talk among some members of the legislature to postpone this spring's school budget votes, in an attempt to gain more time to form an agreement on restorations to school aide in the new state budget. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Facing Tax Hikes, Schools Slash Budgets

Across the country, schools are facing their worst fiscal crisis in years. In every part of the North Country, school boards and superintendents were looking at deficits in the millions of dollars to keep things running as is. Instead of asking taxpayers for increases in the 20% range, schools are slashing spending. They're laying off teachers and principals, cutting everything from athletics to driver's education, and in some cases, closing whole schools. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

School Boards say Pataki's Budget Proposal Will Result in Double-Digit Tax Increases

Schools in New York are warning of double digit property tax
increases if Governor Pataki's education cuts are not rescinded by
the state legislature. The head of the New York State School Boards
met with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who vowed to restore the
cuts. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Local School Districts Face Big Cuts

Educators in the North Country are watching the education budget battles in Albany carefully. School districts across the region face both double digit tax rate increases and cuts to programs and services next year. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

Kids Protest Pataki's Proposed Cuts to School Programs

Hundreds of school children marched at the State Capitol to protest Governor Pataki's proposed cuts to after-school programs.  Go to full article
"Space Ant" farm experiment sent on <i>Columbia</i>. Photo: Spacehab
"Space Ant" farm experiment sent on Columbia. Photo: Spacehab

Syracuse High School Mourns "Astronaut Colleagues"

Fowler High School in Syracuse, New York, will observe a moment of silence today. Students at the school had a special relationship with the Columbia and her crew. The students helped design an experiment that sent live harvester ants into orbit. As North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports, the kids say the project helped revitalize their school.  Go to full article

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