BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Board of Regents is seeking a 3.5 increase in education aid from New York state in the next fiscal year.
That's more than the 3 percent general increase Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed.
Education Commissioner John King outlined the Regents' funding request to members of the Assembly and Senate during a joint budget hearing on Tuesday.
On Cuomo's proposal to include an additional $203 million in fiscal stabilization funds for districts, King cautioned against the use of one-shot solutions for ongoing problems.
He also said that while competitive grants like those Cuomo proposed are useful for certain pilot programs, like expanding learning time, programs that are proven effective, such as pre-kindergarten, should be available for all.
In all, Cuomo has proposed spending $889 million more on education next year.
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