List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Western NY School District To Vote Yay or Nay On State Standardized Tests Tonight

04.08.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The Kenmore Tonawanda Board of Education will vote tonight to either plan for a boycott of state standardized testing, or back away from the protest in light of threats that the state could remove board members and withhold millions in state ...

Penn State To Vote To Settle One of 3 Remaining Lawsuits From Jerry Sandusky Victims

04.08.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Penn State University this week is looking to end one of the remaining lawsuits filed by a victim of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, according to sources. The school's board of trustees is scheduled to meet Thursday morning to discuss ...

Amish To Lose Quarry Jobs Due To New PA Hardhat Rule

04.08.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Federal regulators are willing to bend on a safety requirement involving hard hats but not far enough for a Clearfield County company to keep its Old Order Amish employees in its sandstone quarries. The Mine Safety and Health Administration wrote ...

Hannah Will Not Run Against Chuck Schumer

04.08.15 | Sarah Harnisch

U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna said Tuesday that New York GOP leaders asked him to challenge U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer in the 2016 election, but he quickly rejected the idea. Hanna, a moderate Republican from the Utica area, said he told party leaders he ...

There May Be A Way Out Of Common Core In NY

03.18.15 | Sarah Harnisch

New York lawmakers are expected to vote soon on a bill about the Common Core.The Common Core Parental Refusal Act would reinforce the right of parents to refuse to have their children participate in Common Core testing.The bill also makes sure ...

Cuomo Says Paid Family Leave Is Not Likely In NY This Year

03.18.15 | Sarah Harnisch

On paper, it appears New York is closer than ever to becoming the fourth state to have paid family leave. The Assembly today passed its plan for paid family leave. The Senate majority, for the first time, has a proposal for paid family leave. But ...

Retirement Age For Firefighters And Police In PA May Change

03.18.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Raising the retirement age for police and firefighters and the state funding for distressed communities were among a slew of suggestions proposed this week in Pittsburgh as fixes for Pennsylvania's $7.7 billion municipal pension crisis. The House ...

Teacher Layoff Protocol May Change In PA

03.18.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Efforts are underway once again in Harrisburg to change the state law that calls for teachers to be laid off by seniority and certification area. Legislation was introduced Tuesday in both the House and Senate that call for school districts to be ...

PA To Consider Rule Change On Vaccination Exemptions

02.16.15 | Sarah Harnisch

There is a proposal in the works in Pennsylvania that would set limits on what court records you can see. Pennsylvania court records have a readership any writer would envy, with 59 million state court dockets accessed online last year alone. ...

PA Considering Limiting What You Can See On Court Records

02.16.15 | Sarah Harnisch

There is a proposal in the works in Pennsylvania that would set limits on what court records you can see. Pennsylvania court records have a readership any writer would envy, with 59 million state court dockets accessed online last year alone. ...

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