New York, University of the State of

New York, University of the State of, chartered 1784. It consists of all secondary and higher educational institutions incorporated in the state and other institutions, organizations, and agencies for education. The university is empowered to promote and investigate education in the state; to charter, register, and inspect educational institutions; to license certain professional practitioners; to certify teachers and librarians; and to apportion state financial assistance to public educational institutions. It is governed by a board of regents, which consists of 17 members elected by the state legislature; the board administers the State Regents Examinations, which are given to high school students throughout the state.

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