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Group grades state lawmakers on progress on education

Group grades state lawmakers on progress on education

One of the state’s leading education advocacy groups has released a report grading New York’s progress in implementing key educational initiatives.

The Alliance for Quality Education released its college and career readiness report card Tuesday.

Overall, the report found that New York State is moving in the wrong direction with regards to its educational priorities.

Executive Director Billy Easton did say that the state has done a good job pushing quality pre-K education.

“Full day Pre-k raises graduation rates, increases success in college and decreases the chances of students having problems with alcohol or drugs,” he said.

The report states that New York is moving in the wrong direction overall because it is failing to provide large portions of students with successful educational opportunities.

Easton says the report card is a way of holding the legislature accountable for meeting the needs of New York’s most vulnerable youth.

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