List by Author: Bob Price

NY Education Chief comments on State Tests

03.18.16 | Bob Price

NEW YORK EDUCATION COMMISSIONER MARY ELLEN ELIA HOPES CHANGES MADE TO THE COMMON-CORE ALLIGNED STATE TESTS WILL LEAD TO FEWER STUDENTS OPTING OUT OF THE EXAMS NEXT MONTH. ELIA SAYS THE TEST RESULTS ARE IMPORTANT TO GAUGE STUDENT SUCCESS AND TEACHER ...

Pa Friars surrender to Police

03.18.16 | Bob Price

THREE FRANCISCAN FRIARS FROM JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA ...CHARGED WITH ALLOWING A PEDOPHILE TO HOLD A POSITION WHERE HE MOLESTED CHILDREN ..ARE SURRENDERING TO POLICE TODAY.THEY'RE CHARGED WITH CHILD ENDANGERMENT AND CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY. THE 3 WERE ...

IRS phone scam

03.18.16 | Bob Price

THERE'S A PHONE SCAM YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ....AND THE CALLER CLAIMS TO BE FROM THE I-R-S. UNFORTUNATELY, MANY IN OUR LISTENING AREA HAVE FALLEN VICTIM TO IT .... AND BEEN RIPPED OFF. IRS SPOKESWOMAN PATRICIA VARNAS SAYS IN MANY CASES, THE ...

New York's Zika Virus Prevention Plan

03.18.16 | Bob Price

NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO HAS UNVEILED A SIX-POINT ACTION PLAN TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF THE ZIKA VIRUS WHEN MOSQUITO SEASON STARTS APRIL FIRST. THE PLAN INVOLVES THE DISTRIBUTION OF ONE-HUNDRED THOUSAND LARVICIDE TABLETS, THE DEPLOYMENT OF ...

The lead water problem continues to impact New York schools

03.17.16 | Bob Price

In Penfield, a suburb of Rochester, officials have detected the harmful metal in the water of one of its schools. Bottled water is now being brought in for students at Cobbles Elementary School. Nationwide, excessive lead levels have been found ...

Evangelicals take center stage in Albany's Legistative Day

03.15.16 | Bob Price

For more than 25 years, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has been hosting Legislative Day.  It’s a political pep rally of sorts where hundreds of Christian activists gather in Albany to get briefed on the public policy issues ...

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 ...

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