NY education groups want $2B state aid increase in 2018-19 budget

A coalition of education groups is calling for a $2 billion aid increase in the next state budget.

The New York State Educational Conference Board outlined why the hefty aid bump is necessary in a report released Monday. According to the organization, at least $1.5 billion in additional state support will be required to help schools cover the cost of services, employee health care benefits, salaries and pensions.

The group also recommended an additional $500 million to address various education needs, such as professional development programs, English as a Second Language programs and help for struggling schools.

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