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State lawmakers propose extra aid for failing schools

Lawmakers say 27 troubled schools, including four in Buffalo, will be given one year to show improvement or an outside receiver can be appointed. Lawmakers also say the final budget deal is far less of a hammer than proposed by Gov. Cuomo.

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