New York State Education Department

Niagara County, NY (WBEN) - The Niagara County Sheriff's Department has announced that two students have been charged with falsely reporting an incident in separate events at different schools. In Starpoint, a school resource officer was made aware of a where one student overheard another saying he...
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September 11, 2017 - 9:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York education leaders have tweaked and renamed the Common Core learning standards in response to criticism over the way they were written and implemented. A Board of Regents committee on Monday approved the reworked Next Generation Learning Standards for English and...
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Dave Debo
August 29, 2017 - 6:45 am
(WBEN) The Buffalo School Board is expected to name a replacement for Carl Paladino within the next two weeks putting Paladino's defense team on the clock to try and stop the effort, but the full lawsuit challenging Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia's ruling ousting him from the board doesn't have to be...
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July 21, 2017 - 12:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — About 75,000 people who applied for New York's first-in-the-nation tuition-free college program are finding out whether they will start the fall semester without a tuition bill to pay. "It feels absolutely terrific," Binghamton University student Natan Nassir, of Great...
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June 13, 2017 - 6:38 am
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - New York public school students will spend less time taking the unpopular Common Core assessments that have been boycotted by large numbers of parents in recent years. Beginning next spring, students in grades three through eight will spend two days instead of three on each...
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May 08, 2017 - 6:08 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state is accepting public comment on new learning standards that replace the Common Core. The revised standards will be presented to the policy-making Board of Regents Tuesday and public comments are being accepted until June 2. State education officials released...
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April 16, 2017 - 7:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Will New York's first-in-the-nation free tuition program for middle-class college students spread to other states? That's the hope of proponents such as Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who made debt-free college a key talking point in their Democratic presidential...
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Tim Wenger
April 10, 2017 - 6:13 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Excelsior Scholarship program included in the just-passed New York State budget is music to the ears of student leadership within the 600,000 strong SUNY and CUNY university system. The munch-heralded, and sometimes controversial, program would provide tuition for...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) -New York State is set to offer free tuition to public colleges for families making less than 125-thousand dollars a year. The tuition initiative came from Gov. Andrew Cuomo but State Senator Chris Jacobs (R-Buffalo) said the item agreed to is far different from the original...
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