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Central New York Colleges Offering Unusual Courses – Would You Enroll?

Basket weaving used to be one the most unusual courses offered at our nation's colleges. My how times have changed!

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Top 5 Reasons To Visit The Children’s Museum in Utica

The Children's Museum is opened again! They were closed for a bit, but now they're back and better than ever!

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New Hartford Among New York’s Top 100 Schools List

The Niche organization has released the list of the Top 100 Public Schools in New York State and New Hartford was one of four schools in the region to make the list.

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Trinh Truing, a Proctor of Utica senior, being interviewed Thursday, March 5th, on First News with Keeler in the Morning on WIBX radio concerning her open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo on education funding and teacher evaluations.  (Photo by Kristine Bellino / WIBX)
Trinh Truing, a Proctor of Utica senior, being interviewed Thursday, March 5th, on First News with Keeler in the Morning on WIBX radio concerning her open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo on education funding and teacher evaluations. (Photo by Kristine Bellino / WIBX)
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Utica Student Calls Out Governor Cuomo- ‘Respect Public Education’ [AUDIO] [VIDEO]

A student at Thomas R. Proctor High School in Utica has written an open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo in regards to his recent budget which holds back millions of dollars in aid to New York Schools.

Trinh Truong, a senior at Proctor High, spoke with WIBX's First News with Keeler in the

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Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
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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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