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Reaction to Common Core Results

08.08.13 | Bob Price

Thirty-one percent of New York students in elementary and middle schools were proficient in math and reading on state exams administered last spring, state officials announced Wednesday. That's down from about 65 percent in math and 55 percent in ...

PA Hires New College Chief

08.08.13 | Bob Price

Frank T. Brogan, a higher-education executive and former Florida lieutenant governor, was picked Wednesday to be the next chancellor of Pennsylvania's 14-university State System of Higher Education.  The system's board of governors unanimously ...

Gas Drilling Giant Gives up Fight with NY

08.08.13 | Bob Price

Chesapeake Energy has given up a two- year legal fight to retain thousands of acres of natural gas drilling in New York State.The company held the gas rights to nearly 230 thousand acres across eight counties in the Finger Lakes region, including ...

Gunmaker Revolts Against SAFE Act

08.08.13 | Bob Price

A firearms manufacturer says it's moving its corporate offices out of New York partly because of the state's strict new gun control law. Kahr Firearms Group of Pearl River is the first gunmaker in the state to blame the law for its departure. The ...

Common Core Results Today

08.07.13 | Bob Price

Students and parents in New York should not be alarmed if the scores on last spring's standardized tests drop sharply, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Tuesday. Duncan said the math and English test results that will be released ...

Montgomery County Defies PA Marriage Law

08.07.13 | Bob Price

Demand among same-sex couples for marriage licenses from an eastern Pennsylvania county official flouting state law shows no sign of slacking. A Montgomery County spokesman said 16 same-sex couples were issued marriage licenses Monday, making it ...

NASCAR Fever at the Glen

08.07.13 | Bob Price

The first of more than 100,000 NASCAR fans arrived in the Southern Tier before the weekend's races. Local business leaders looked forward to the arrival of their money. Before the races start, those fans are keeping themselves busy...by helping ...

The Elk are Back in PA

08.07.13 | Bob Price

Elk were gone from Pennsylvania for about 50 years at the time the Game Commission began efforts to reintroduce them to the state in 1913.  One-hundred years later, the state's elk herd is the largest in the Northeast and restoring elk to ...

NY's Common Core Results Released Today

08.07.13 | Bob Price

Students and parents in New York should not be alarmed if the scores on last spring's standardized tests drop sharply, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Tuesday.

Elk Herd Back in PA

08.07.13 | Bob Price

Elk were gone from Pennsylvania for about 50 years at the time the Game Commission began efforts to reintroduce them to the state in 1913. One-hundred years later, the state's elk herd is the largest in the Northeast and restoring elk to ...

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