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What does college readiness mean for current high school students?
October 2, 2017
22,000 New Yorkers will get new college scholarship from the state after 94,000 applied
Nearly 22,000 New York state students qualified for the first round of the state’s new “Excelsior Scholarship,” which provides free tuition at CUNY and SUNY schools.
rules and regs
August 1, 2017
Among NY students seeking new Excelsior scholarship, potentially many who aren’t qualified or could pay a price later
Do students understand the terms of the state's new free-tuition scholarship? Experts and interviews suggest the state has more work to do.
diplomas for all
July 18, 2017
Education commissioner floats idea of allowing a work readiness credential to confer benefits of a diploma
New York state’s education commissioner floated a radical new graduation option: allowing students to use a work-readiness credential to obtain a “local diploma."
down to the wire
March 16, 2017
As New York’s free college tuition debate heats up, experts weigh in on whether a flawed tuition bill is worth passing
A panel of experts tackles the question: Is a bad bill better than no bill?
March 2, 2017
State pols push for eliminating controversial rule in Cuomo’s tuition plan and expanding help for low-income families
A group of Assembly members want to the state to provide more relief to low-income families in his free college tuition proposal.
No Strings Attached?
February 23, 2017
Gov. Cuomo is proposing free college tuition, but are his plan’s rules too strict?
Governor Cuomo's college tuition plan carries over strict requirements that may preclude some students from receiving financial aid.
January 10, 2017
Cuomo’s college tuition plan would be a boon for many students, but does it go far enough?
Though the governor's free tuition plan would help middle-class families, some are wondering whether it does enough for the state's neediest students.
September 12, 2016
State education commissioner will review whether newly approved graduation exams have ‘sufficient rigor’
Now, state officials are reviewing new exams that allow students to graduate with a
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