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High Hurdle to College for Ex-Offenders

Monday, March 02, 2015

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Should it be easier for people with a criminal record to get an education?

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Schoolbook

Union-Run Charter School In Fight for Survival

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A charter school run by the teachers union is at risk of being closed next year, because of poor test scores. The school's low report card puts it in an awkward situation, because it was opened five years ago to prove charters and unions can work together.

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Why I Resigned From the SUNY Board of Trustees

Monday, February 06, 2012

Pedro Noguera resigned from the State University of New York Board of Trustees, citing concerns that the institution, which authorizes charter schools, was pursuing a political agenda to increase the number of charters, rather than a mission to develop experimental schools. In an open letter, he explains his decision to step down, writing, "Whether it was intended or not, in many cases charter schools are contributing to a more inequitable educational playing field."

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SUNY Trustee Resigns Over Objections to Charter Schools

Thursday, February 02, 2012

UPDATED | Pedro Noguera, a State University of New York trustee who oversaw the creation of new charter schools, has resigned, citing concerns that the institute has a political agenda to increase the number of charters, rather than a mission to develop experimental schools.

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SUNY Trustees Support Tuition Aid for Illegal Immigrants

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

State University of New York trustees unanimously approved on Wednesday a resolution supporting a plan to offer state-sponsored tuition assistance, grants and scholarships to college-bound illegal immigrants who want to enroll in state schools.

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Regents Will Press Case for Tuition Aid for Illegal Immigrants

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Calling it a "high priority," the state’s education commissioner, John B. King Jr., on Tuesday discussed two measures to help K-12 students who are illegal immigrants attend college, including a proposal to provide tuition assistance to those attending public universities in the state.

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