Albany watch: Cuomo meets with teachers group

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Connetquot Teachers Association president Tony Felicio Jr. and other union officials met with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in Manhattan to discuss teachers' concerns about the Common Core, teacher evaluations and other education policies.

This came after Felicio led a Cuomo protest in Suffolk County last month.

Felicio called it a "good conversation. For a governor to give some Long Island teachers an hour-and-a-half of his time, that's something." Still, Felicio said, "We didn't get a commitment to change anything."

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The teachers plan to rally outside the Democratic state convention next week in Melville. "He would have liked us not to," Felicio said of Cuomo. But "without the rally two weeks ago, we wouldn't have had this meeting."

-- Yancey Roy

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