Local

Group grades state lawmakers on progress on education

Group grades state lawmakers on progress on education

One of the state’s leading education advocacy groups has released a report grading New York’s progress in implementing key educational initiatives.

The Alliance for Quality Education released its college and career readiness report card Tuesday.

Overall, the report found that New York State is moving in the wrong direction with regards to its educational priorities.

Executive Director Billy Easton did say that the state has done a good job pushing quality pre-K education.

“Full day Pre-k raises graduation rates, increases success in college and decreases the chances of students having problems with alcohol or drugs,” he said.

The report states that New York is moving in the wrong direction overall because it is failing to provide large portions of students with successful educational opportunities.

Easton says the report card is a way of holding the legislature accountable for meeting the needs of New York’s most vulnerable youth.

More Local Headlines

in Local

United Way holds 18th annual “Day of Caring”

United Way

A crowd of supporters came to Stewart Park Tuesday to kick off the event.

in Local

$1,000 reward for info on Cortland cat shootings

Local_News41-620x400

The shootings occurred earlier this month in the City of Cortland and the town of Cincinattus.

in Local

Dog control officer charged with animal cruelty

dog

Authorities say the dog control officer for a central New York town has been charged with animal cruelty after more than 200 dogs and cats were found living in filthy conditions on her property.

in Local

NY’s medical marijuana request ‘unprecedented’

Local_News41-620x400

New York has requested federal permission to import out-of-state marijuana so children and young adults with epilepsy can get medication soon instead of waiting for the state to develop its own program.

in Local

TCAT’s Green Street waiting station closed temporarily

photo by Peter Blanchard

As of Tuesday, the TCAT passenger waiting area at the Green Street Station in the City of Ithaca is closed.