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Common Core tour comes to Binghamton next week

11.21.13 | Bob Price

The New York State Education Commissioner will visit Binghamton Monday to discuss the Common Core with community members. The forum is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at West Middle School in Binghamton. It’ll be held in the auditorium, which ...

NY leads nation in health exchange efficiency

11.20.13 | Bob Price

New York has no plans to reopen health insurance policies under the affordable care act.  It’s because the state already meets most of the new requirements of Obamacare. New York has not had problems with enrollment into its ...

Operation Christmas Child in Chemung County

11.20.13 | Bob Price

Dozens of volunteers are playing the role of Santa’s elves. They spent yesterday packing gifts to send to needy kids all around the world as part of operation Christmas child.  Workers at the Big Flats Wesleyan ...

College-run high schools in Rochester ?

11.19.13 | Bob Price

A plan proposed by the superintendent of the Rochester New York School District would cede control of struggling city schools to area colleges. It’s never been done before in NY ....a college take-over of public high schools.  ...

Libous wants to freeze psyche center closings

11.19.13 | Bob Price

New York State Senator Tom Libous has introduced legislation to suspend the planned closures of the Greater Binghamton Health Center, the Elmira Psychiatric Center and the Broome Developmental Center. The Freeze Unsafe Closures Now Act will be ...

Heating assistance grants available in NY

11.18.13 | Bob Price

New York home-owners can begin applying for heating assistance today. The state’s home energy assistance program provides up to 650 dollars for eligible households to help pay for heating costs during the winter season.  Last ...

Small NY school district makes history

11.18.13 | Bob Price

A tiny school district in New York’s Southern Tier has made history with both it’s girls and boys soccer teams winning the state tournament over the weekend.  The population of Jasper and Troupsburg combined is just ...

NY teachers unions want testing ban for youngsters

11.15.13 | Bob Price

New York State Teachers' unions are calling for a ban on standardized tests for students in pre-k through second grade. The angst comes as testing becomes more commonplace under the common core learning standards.  Now, the unions have started ...

NY lawmaker wants to ban youth tackle football

11.15.13 | Bob Price

A state lawmaker who is pressing for a ban on youth tackle football - says he will change his playbook and seek an even stricter law.  Bronx democratic assemblyman Michael Benedetto has been blocked in his effort ...

NY lawmakers grill education official over Common Core

11.14.13 | Bob Price

State senators ripped the new testing standards for students and teachers in New York at a hearing Wednesday, calling on the state Education Department to slow down the implementation of the controversial program. Lawmakers listened to a daylong ...

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