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When are School Open Houses and Curriculum Nights in Utica for the 2014-2015 School Year?

When are the open houses and curriculum nights scheduled for the Utica School District in the 2014-2015 academic year?

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‘Fight For Our Valley Schools’ Rally Held

Herkimer College hosted the "Fight for Our Valley Schools" rally.

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Brindisi Helps Pass Legislation to Delay And Reform Common Core

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi announced the State Assembly has passed legislation he sponsored that would prevent certain Common Core test scores from becoming part of students' permanent records.

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Many Of The Best Jobs of The Future Are in Health Care [VIDEO]

If you're the parent of a teenager that's unsure of their future, may we suggest you explore careers in the expanding fields of health care. The need for trained and qualified health care professionals today is growing. From doctors and nurses, along with their assistants, are in great need within this expanding industry.

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‘Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe Challenges Our One-Size-Fits-All Eduational System

It may surprise you to know that I don't hold a high school diploma much less a college degree. With every position I've ever held (including this one) I learned the required skills on the job doing a TON of research and barking up the trees of those who came before me. Now while my professional path isn't for everyone (even me some days) and it's been a wild ride to say the least, I'm not alone.

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Common Core Skip Day – Hear A Tennesee Senior Speak Out Against The New Testing Standards

Today is the nationwide protest in opposition to the Common Core testing standards. As a father to three school-aged children, like many other parents in my boat I became painfully aware of this new effort when my kids couldn't do their homework and I as an intelligent adult suddenly didn't know how to help them.

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An Argument For Common Core Curriculum-What’s Best For Our Children

One of the most controversial topics lately is common core curriculum.   People on both sides of the argument feel strongly about it.  While I can see where both sides have a point, I believe common core is what's best for our children.

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This School Accountant Allegedly Steals $3M in Lunch Money by Stuffing It in Her Bra [VIDEO]

Since when is making good money with summers off, not a good deal? Apparently in a California school district where an accountant stands accused of padding her bra with millions of dollars in school lunch money. The allegations are against Judith Oakes, 48, who police say spent the past seven years embezzling as much as $3 million in student lunch money from the school district. They say they can prove it with a video of the woman stuffing cash into her bra before leaving work.

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Need A Little Teacher Appreciation?- Enjoy A Song For Teachers

It's back to school time. Teachers get ready with a song for teachers. This song is dedicated to those who inspire. 

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14-Year Old Indiana Student Hangs Herself Under School Bleachers After Students Bully Her

Many will say that the Braylee Rice Memorial Facebook page should never have to have been erected.

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US Census Bureau, Public Information Office
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New York State Grade 3 Through 8 Assessments Start Today

Today is a big day for many students in New York.  The State Education Department begins this year's assessments for third through eighth grade.

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Max Klingensmith/flickr
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10-Year-Old Boy Pleads Guilty In Murder Plot In Washington

Gun control is the biggest topic in America today. We hear stories of adults going crazy with guns, but this one will make you say "Oh my God" out loud at your desk. A 10 year old boy out of Washington State has plead guilty in a murder plot of a young girl and several others. What was his weapons of choice? A gun and a knife.

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