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College students are getting down to work on campuses across New York, and many are also learning a new definition for sexual consent.

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New rules for school vaccines in New York take effect September 1. The updates impact students entering kindergarten through seventh grade.

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The education programs that serve New York’s prison population are streamlining the path to a college degree. Private organizations offer college classes in 19-state facilities. Now several of the groups have formed a consortium to help students make it to graduation day.

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Results are out from year three of New York’s Common Core tests. Students showed some progress in math, but not much change in English. The state hailed these results as progress, but in the Southern Tier the outlook is a little more complicated.

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  School can be a minefield for transgender youth. Teachers may not know which gendered pronouns to use. There’s bullying. On Monday, New York released new guidelines to make school easier for these students. They’re a response to a report last month from the New York Civil Liberties Union that found widespread problems in the state.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reports raising more than $2 million in campaign donations over the past six months.


Testing giant Pearson will no longer develop New York’s standardized tests for elementary and middle school students. The state is turning instead to Questar Assessment. That could signal a broader shift on education after heated controversy.

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Winners of New York’s five medical marijuana licenses could emerge any day now. The state Department of Health says it will announce the picks in mid-July. One bidder, Salus Scientific, aims to start growing in Johnson City.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A former New York bank executive has pleaded guilty in a loan scheme that prosecutors say cost his bank more than $5 million.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - An escaped murderer who was shot after three weeks on the run has been moved from a New York hospital to another maximum-security prison.
The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says David Sweat was moved from the Albany Medical Center early Sunday. He was taken to the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus. The prison is about 200 miles west of Albany.