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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.

PA Board Picks New Education Leader

08.06.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania System of Higher Education will meet Wednesday to select the fourth-ever chancellor to lead the system's 14 universities. The job is the highest-paid post in Pennsylvania state government.

Fire Forces Children to Flee Buffalo School

08.06.13 | Bob Price

More than 160 children and staff safely got out of the building as a two-alarm fire heavily damaged a Buffalo school.

Fumo Heads to Halfway House

08.06.13 | Bob Price

A once-towering state senator from Philadelphia is set to leave federal prison after serving four years for fraud. Vincent Fumo, a Philadelphia Democrat, heads to a city halfway house today for the next six months.

Libous Steps Down From Leadership Post

08.06.13 | Bob Price

NYS Senator Tom Libous, who orchestrated the Republicans' return to power in 2010, is stepping down as his party's campaign chairman in the Senate while he fights cancer. The Southern Tier Republican will serve as adviser to the new Senate ...

Enrollment Down at PA State Universities

08.05.13 | Bob Price

After peaking three years ago, enrollment is down at most of pennsylvania's 14 community colleges - in some cases far more than administrators anticipated.

NY Village Tries Birth Control to Trim Deer Herd

08.05.13 | Bob Price

Grasping for a way to control the deer without hunting the animals, leaders of the village of Hastings, NY...population 7,900...have proposed an ambitious compromise to shoot them up - not with bullets but with birth control.

Rochester Students Prepare for Longer School Year

08.05.13 | Bob Price

Beginning in September, students in 40 schools in five states will embark on a school year that will be 300 hours longer than last year - the equivalent of about 50 extra days.

Sideburns Contest in Erie, PA

08.05.13 | Bob Price

A sideburns contest honoring a U.S. Navy Commodore known for his impressive facial hair is marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie.

Racing Fan File Suit Against Pocono Racetrack

08.02.13 | Bob Price

A racing fan who is a quadriplegic, and a nonprofit group, allege Pocono Raceway in northeastern Pennsylvania has failed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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