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Connecticut State Senator Will Haskell of Westport says some high school seniors and their families lose out on as much as $6,000 a year in federal student aid.

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The gun-rights group 2AWNY wants New York public schools to spend more time teaching the Second Amendment in class.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is ready to release his state budget plan on Tuesday, and public school spending will likely once again be an area of contention, as the state faces a $6 billion budget gap.

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Long Island’s high school graduation rate increased slightly in 2019. That’s according to data from the state Education Department.

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Long Island school officials say limited state budget increases and a growing student population will create a crisis in the near future.