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Connections: The impact of New York State's special education crisis

Parents of hundreds of children with special needs in New York State say their kids are not receiving the services they need. A recent report in the...
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Mon, 09/18/2017 - 2:22pm
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Brockport Teacher named NYS Teacher of the Year

A Brockport School District teacher has been named the New York State Teacher of the Year. The honor goes to Christopher Albrecht, a fourth-grade...
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Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:40am
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New York tweaks, renames Common Core learning standards

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York education leaders have tweaked and renamed the Common Core learning standards in response to criticism over the way they...
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Mon, 09/11/2017 - 3:30pm
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My top 5 favorite things WXXI has done in 2015

As we enter the holiday season and the end of 2015, it’s a good time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. In addition to compelling programming from NPR and PBS and independent films at The Little, I'm proud of the work of the staff of WXXI and The Little. I thought I'd share my top five favorites of 2015:

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Public Media matters more than ever

I’m just back from Washington and two days of meetings with my PBS colleagues from throughout the country.  We shared ideas about our work to help reduce the high school drop-out rate (American Graduate).  We previewed the new schedule (including the upcoming season of Downton Abbey).  We shared plans for national/local election coverage, and we discussed upcomi

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