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Council releases education 'action plan'

A file photo of students climbing on board

A file photo of students climbing on board school buses after school. (April 15, 2010) Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

  The long-awaited Long Island Regional Planning Council's education "action plan" to be released Thursday includes proposals ranging from enhancing BOCES program offerings as a way to "pierce school district boundaries" and expand educational opportunity to pursuing governmental remedies to soaring pension and health care costs.

The 12-point plan created by a group of teachers, administrators and others addresses "improving educational achievement, improving educational opportunities for all students and containing costs," Michael White, the council's executive director, said Wednesday.

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