Expanding access to preschool and early learning has been a priority for educators and policy makers recently, and with good reason. Research has shown that the earlier students are exposed to a group learning experience the better they do later in their education. Now, the feds are offering states money to step up their game.
Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll hear about a new, Race To the Top like competition among state for early learning grants.
Albany city officials held a meeting Tuesday night, hearing residents' concerns after recent flash flooding.
An August 5th storm dumped buckets of rain over a short timeframe, putting an unprecedented strain on infrastructure and flooding many low-lying and poor drainage areas of the city.
Residents in the 9th ward turned out at New Scotland Elementary School (formerly School 19) to air their flood grievances before Mayor Kathy Sheehan and water department representatives, who said they're working on the issues.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Associated Press has declared Gov. Peter Shumlin the winner of his party's primary, a result that was widely expected and clears the way for the Democrat to seek a third two-year term in November.
New York state agencies racked up more than $316 million in overtime in the first six months of 2014, continuing a recent trend of sharply higher overtime costs for taxpayers.
The numbers come from a report issued Tuesday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who says the increase is troubling and should be addressed.
DiNapoli says the state is on pace to spend nearly two-thirds of a billion dollars on overtime this year. That would be $30 million more than in 2013, when overtime costs were up nearly 16 percent over 2012.
The secretary of defense has recommended awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to a black soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in France during World War I.
Sen. Charles Schumer says Tuesday that Chuck Hagel has sent Congress a letter saying Sgt. Henry Johnson should receive the nation's highest military decoration for bravery in combat.