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A state panel charged with issuing recommendations to upgrade academic achievement across the state has issued a preliminary report. 

The New York Education Reform Commission is recommending raising the grade point average for incoming students to SUNY schools in an effort to boost teacher quality. Other recommendations include more pre-K classes, instruction time for older students and consolidating smaller districts.

Gov. Cuomo cautioned Wednesday that there was little money for expanding programs. He said that he was more interested in finding ways to do more with the resources that the state already has.

A second report from the education commission is expected later this year.

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