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Meghan E. Murphy
Education reporter Meghan E. Murphy moved to the Hudson Valley five years ago to write about the community's concerns and achievements in local schools. Aside from drawing unusual enjoyment from reading policy briefings and crunching school budget data, Meghan is somewhat of an expert on local food and farming. In her spare time, she enjoys sampling farm-fresh goat cheese and hunting for mushrooms. When she's not tromping around on a farm or in the woods, Meghan studies Traditional Okinawan Karate and assists in teaching students of all ages about self-defense, respect and confidence.
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Leaders in Albany got pretty good reviews from state education groups at the end of the legislative session on Friday primarily for what they didn't do: pass new unfunded mandates.
Last week, education groups were monitoring dozens of bills they considered to be unfunded mandates -- laws that require school districts to spend money without providing a mechanism to raise funds needed for the...Read more »