List by Author: Bob Price

New York's Master Teacher Program expands

03.14.16 | Bob Price

New York is expanding a program designed to keep top teachers in the classroom. The master teacher program gives participants a $15,000 a year stipend as a way to incentivize high-performing educators. New York's has nearly 625 master teachers at ...

Filters help water in Hoosick Falls

03.14.16 | Bob Price

The water in Hoosick Falls is getting better after special filters were installed to screen out the dangerous chemical, PFOA.Governor Cuomo at a press conference Sunday said "Today is good news."   Hoosick Falls is in Rensallear County, and ...

A stalled medical marijuana bill could soon pass the Pennsylvania House

03.14.16 | Bob Price

Lawmakers are poised to act this week on Senate Bill 3 that would pave the way for Cannabis legalization in the Keystone State. About 20 states, including New York have medical marijuana laws. Opponents argue the "science" behind medical ...

Pennsylvania House Republicans are calling on Governor Wolf to release education funds in order to prevent the closure of public schools

03.14.16 | Bob Price

Dr. Ralph Kerr with the Teaching and Learning Institute says the threat of school closures might incentivize some deal-making.Governor Wolf has called for historic tax increases to pay for his budget proposal.Some schools say barring a deal, they ...

NY Politican Says SAFE Act Unconstitutional

01.19.15 | Bob Price

State Senator Robert Ortt of Niagara County has launched a bill to repeal the SAFE Act. He says the requirement that mental health professionals submit to the state the names of the patients who could hurt themselves or others is an abuse of power. ...