List by Month: 2-2014

NY teacher evaluations delay removed from Regents changes

02.12.14 | Bob Price

The state's Board of Regents approved changes to implementing Common Core educational standards on Tuesday while backing off on a plan to delay a teacher evaluation measure. The board put off a decision on whether to allow teachers to use the ...

Corbett scales back goal in Pa. pension overhaul

02.12.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett is making a new effort to persuade lawmakers to pare back public employee pension benefits, but the scale of the savings and changes he's seeking appear more modest. Corbett's budget secretary, Charles Zogby, said Monday the ...

Flight 3407 Disaster: Five Years Later

02.12.14 | Bob Price

After a commuter flight fell from the sky onto a western New York home five years ago, the relatives of the passengers killed were too grief-stricken to appreciate the outpouring of support they received from strangers. At Wednesday's memorial ...

Gov candidate Schwartz: Decriminalize marijuana in PA

02.12.14 | Bob Price

Only one Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate supports the full legalization of marijuana, but the rest could probably be split up into who’s for decriminalizing small amounts of the stuff, and who isn’t. During a lengthy discussion ...

Common Core Vote Today

02.11.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Board of Regents votes today on whether or not to delay testing for the Common Core standards. If passed, it means kids won't be held back from graduation if they test poorly until 2022.  There are 19 recommendations being discussed ...

Home-schooler's mom sues over PIAA ban keeping her son off Christian school's sports teams

02.11.14 | Bob Price

Saying the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is misinterpreting its own rules, an East Shore mother is waging a court fight to get her home-schooled son on a local Christian school's soccer and basketball teams. So far, according ...

Report: Pa. House Speaker Sam Smith will retire

02.11.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania House Speaker Sam Smith will retire rather than face a second conservative primary challenge to his office, two well-connected Republican lobbyists said late Monday. Smith, R-Jefferson County, will forgo a contentious Republican ...

More New York students taking AP exams

02.11.14 | Bob Price

More public high school graduates in New York and around the country are taking Advanced Placement exams than a decade ago, according to a report. The College Board, which runs the exams, is issuing its annual report Tuesday on the AP Program, ...

Lake Snows Possible Along Ontario Shore Today

02.11.14 | Bob Price

The National Weather Service has a LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY in place until 1 this afternoon for Niagara & Orleans Counties, with poor visibilites and as much as 6 inches of snow possible.  Visibility could be reduced to as low as half a ...

Home-schooler's mom sues over PIAA ban keeping her son off Christian school's sports teams

02.10.14 | Bob Price

Saying the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is misinterpreting its own rules, an East Shore mother is waging a court fight to get her home-schooled son on a local Christian school's soccer and basketball teams. So far, according ...

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