Coming up this evening on Capital Tonight

updated 10/20/2014

Diploma Divide

  • The Board of Regents approved a plan today that gives high school students more options for earning a diploma and allows more of them to enter the workforce right after graduation. The new options will focus more on career and technical skills instead of college readiness- although that path will still be available. We’ll talk to state education commissioner John King and Regents chancellor Merryl Tisch about the change.
  • In election news, the Senate Republicans seem to be gaining ground in key races around the state. They’ve got big leads in the polls, and candidates are getting help from the Real Estate Board of NY and other business groups. We’ll talk to SRCC chair Senator Cathy Young about the latest developments.
  • Also- United University Professions, the union for SUNY professors, is getting involved in several state senate races. UUP president Fred Kowal explains why.