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Common Core and NY's private schools

09.30.13 | Bob Price

Private and parochial school kids had just as much trouble with New York's Common Core exams as the public school children did.  Statewide, just 35 percent of students in non-public schools who took the third- through eighth-grade English ...

PA student profiles postponed

09.30.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Education Department will postpone for a few days ...the release of its online school evaluation system.  The School Performance Profiles were scheduled to go public today.  Schools are graded on a 100-point scale on ...

Plane crash kills NYS Trooper

09.30.13 | Bob Price

An off-duty New York State Police Trooper has died after the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed near a lake in the Adirondack Mountains. Tim Cowper crash-landed just before 4 p.m. yesterday.  The 55-year-old was an experienced pilot ...

Hockey in Happy Valley ?

09.27.13 | Bob Price

There's talk of Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania hosting hockey games.  Penn State officials are in talks with the NHL to bring outdoor contests to the famed college football arena. The idea is to attract interstate rivalry games ...

NY voters could push top judges' retirement to 80

09.27.13 | Bob Price

Judges could remain on the state's highest court until they turn 80 years old if New York voters approve a referendum Nov. 5 to increase the age limit by a decade. Approval would postpone mandatory retirement for four of the seven judges currently ...

Suicide prevention training for PA teachers

09.27.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a measure to mandate suicide-prevention training for some public school teachers.  The bill calls for all 6th through 12th-grade teachers in the state to receive four hours of Department of ...

Role of hit in WNY football player's death questioned

09.27.13 | Bob Price

There is increasing evidence that 16 year-old Brocton High School Football player Damon Janes's death on the field earlier this month may not have been the result of a direct head-to-head hit. Janes was a running back on the Westfield/Brocton ...

WNY Girl scores touchdown at "boy's" high school football game

09.26.13 | Bob Price

Jensine Falu-Montes has done something never before accomplished in high school sports in upstate new york.  The junior running-back for the Webster Schroeder varsity football team scored a touchdown during a boy's game this week. The 17 ...

Senator Toomey talks of a government shutdown

09.26.13 | Bob Price

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey has pledged to vote against a Senate procedure that would lead to continued funding of the federal government if Obamacare remains fully funded or other measures delaying its implementation are not allowed to be offered up.The ...

ObamaCare's impact in Pa

09.26.13 | Bob Price

According to figures released by the Obama administration Wednesday, Pennsylvania residents who buy health insurance in the federally run online marketplace that opens next week will pay below the national average, and the state ranks 10th-lowest ...

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