Education

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Tuesday saw dramatic testimony in the hearing on whether former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino should be ousted from the Buffalo school board. Paladino took the stand and apologized for racist comments he made last December regarding President and Mrs. Obama.

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) - The state Senate is considering a plan to allow teachers and other school employees with permits to carry guns at work. 

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - A new partnership at SUNY colleges and universities is encouraging the use of free, peer-reviewed textbooks. 

HARRISBURG (WSKG) - The office of the state auditor general has released a report reviewing Penn State's rising tuition costs, background check practices and transparency in the wake of assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse conviction.

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A hearing on whether 2010 gubernatorial candidate and Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino should be thrown off his city’s school board began Thursday at the state education department in Albany. 

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Last year, several upstate school districts were criticized by New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for exceeding the cap on their unexpended surplus fund, also known as a rainy day fund.

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(State College) -- Hearings related to the hazing death of Penn State sophomore Timothy Piazza begin today in Centre County Court. Piazza died in February after falling down stairs while dangerously intoxicated during a hazing ritual at campus fraternity Beta Theta Pi. He was 19. 

Kevin McCorry, Keystone Crossroads

A telecom technician by trade, Schuylkill County homeowner Ron Boltz is not your typical suit-and-tie Harrisburg lobbyist. He's a self-taught policy wonk who walks the halls of the Capitol in jeans and polo shirt — burning endless vacation days in an effort to convince lawmakers to abandon nearly 200 years of history and reimagine the state's tax structure and school finance scheme. 

Ellen Abbott, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - New York state is in the midst of getting public input for its version of the Every Student Succeeds Act. That federal legislation, also known as ESSA, is what is following the No Child Left Behind law. The state is conducting 13 public hearings to get feedback on a proposal that lets states have more leeway as they develop education priorities. 

Cornell Gets Funds To Create Cybersecurity Software

May 30, 2017

Cornell University will receive $2.5 million in federal funds to support the development of new cybersecurity software. U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding decision Friday. The two New York Democrats hailed the grant as an example of a smart investment in cutting-edge technology.

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