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LI educator: Cuomo's school aid increase is 'anemic'

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's proposed school aid increase for 2017-18 is "anemic" and falls well short of the billion dollars he promised last month, a leading Long Island educator told a regional forum Friday.

Cuomo, in his Jan. 17 budget message, announced a $1 billion, 4 percent hike in statewide financial assistance to public schools next year. The governor called his planned aid package "the largest in the history of New York."

Statewide education groups based in Albany credited the p

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