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Politics Oct 02Rochester mayor indicted in campaign finance probe
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has been indicted on charges she broke campaign finance rules and committed fraud during her reelection campaign three years ago.
Nation Sep 04WATCH: Police union head says officers in suffocation death followed training
Locust Club President Michael Mazzeo says the officers were in a difficult position, trying to help someone who appeared to have mental illness. He says they didn't intend to harm Prude.
Education Aug 04Why parents are forming ‘learning pods’ — and how they might deepen inequality
As the coronavirus pandemic has clouded hopes of reopening schools nationwide, parents who want more than remote instruction have been scrambling to hire tutors and private teachers for small groups of children.
Education Jul 23New York lawmakers vote to pause facial recognition in schools
The ban approved Wednesday follows an upstate district’s adoption of the technology as part of its security plans, and a lawsuit by civil rights advocates challenging the decision.
Health Jul 13WATCH: New York governor outlines the when and hows of returning to school
New York parents and school administrators are getting long-awaited answers to their back-to-school questions. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said schools can open in areas where the virus is under control.
Health May 29WATCH: New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis.
Education Apr 23Nation’s Report Card scores dip for history, geography
The latest Nation’s Report Card shows eighth-graders’ scores in U.S. history and geography declining since 2014. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday calls the results “stark and inexcusable.”…
Education Apr 17Online schooling fails to reach large number of students
Nearly a month after schools shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many are struggling with distance learning.
Nation Nov 12Snow and cold records fall as arctic air mass lingers
The mid-autumn taste of winter brought record single-digit temperatures to Chicago and environs; set snowfall records in Buffalo and Detroit; dusted cars with snow in Memphis, Tennessee; and froze lakes in Minnesota weeks earlier than usual.
Education Apr 05Should the SAT be optional? Bribery scandal renews debate
The scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed their children's way into top schools also has highlighted deeper concerns about the fairness of using SAT and ACT tests — gatekeepers for a U.S. admissions system already seen as favoring wealth…