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Hochul signs bills to boost student governments, advanced placement access

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In a move to bolster civic learning and improve education standards, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed two pivotal education bills into law on Thursday.


The first piece of legislation aims to institute student government organizations in high schools currently lacking them, emphasizing their role as “incubators of civic learning and leadership.” Hochul highlighted the significance of offering students an avenue to understand government workings firsthand, asserting it to be a potential catalyst for future change.

The second bill seeks to broaden the availability of advanced placement (AP) classes, specifically targeting families unfamiliar with such courses.

Recognizing the importance of these classes for college-bound students, Gov. Hochul emphasized the state’s commitment to ensuring parents and students are well-informed. While the AP access expansion takes effect immediately, schools will begin implementing student government organizations starting next September.



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