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Common Core Won't Impact Test Scores In NY; State Education Board Says

03.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Waves of anxiety pulsed across New York last year when only one-third of elementary and middle school students hit state standards on new, Common Core-based tests in math and English. But the state Education Department does not want to see similar ...

NY's Budget To Be Finalized Today

03.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Legislative leaders and Governor Andrew Cuomo are moving toward a budget agreement that would increase school aid by $1.1 billion, install a two-year property-tax freeze and delay implementation of new testing standards for students. The agreement ...

NY Common Core Testing May Be Delayed

03.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Legislative leaders say they are negotiating a set of changes to the Common Core education standards with Governor Andrew Cuomo, as closed-door talks about the state budget enter their final stretch. With a spending plan for the state due before ...

Former Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly Isn't Getting Cancer Surgery Today

03.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Jill Kelly stated Wednesday that, after consulting with doctors in NYC and Buffalo, her husband’s surgery will not go ahead, saying it “is not the best option for Jim.” Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly had been scheduled to ...

Fishing Season Is 48 Hours Away In PA

03.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Some of the lakes may be frozen over, but it doesn't matter for fisherman in Pennsylvania! Anglers in eighteen southeastern Pennsylvania Counties are preparing for Saturday’s opening day of trout, which marks the unofficial start of the 2014 ...

LIHEAP Heating Aid Extended In Pennsylvania

03.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Corbett announced that Pennsylvanians who are struggling to pay home heating bills will have extra time. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been extended through April 18th. The federally-funded program was slated ...

Heated New York State Budget Talks Continue

03.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Heated budget talks continue in New York State. A property tax freeze, medical marijuana, the Dream Act, campaign finance reform, and pre-k funding-- are all among the top budget issues still unsettled before the fiscal year starts April 1st. Talks ...

Gov Corbett Introduces New Protections for Assualt Victims

03.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is expected to sign a bill this week that would give victims of sexual violence the ability to ask a judge for a protective order that could bar perpetrators from calling, visiting, or contacting ...

Benefit For Ben Sauer

03.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Christian family from Clarence, New York has learned one of their 4-year-old sons, Ben Sauer, has brain cancer. Two months ago, Ben was fine. And now, he has weeks to live. The tumor has tripled, despite treatment. The family believes Ben's story ...

Niagara Falls Frozen Solid... Again

03.05.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Niagara Falls has come to a halt again. The cascading water is frozen because of the bitter frozen temperatures. It's the second time this winter that six million cubic feet of water at the Falls has come to an icy halt. To view the stunning ...

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