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Slight rise in state tests scores based on Common Core

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) -- The New York State Department of Education released the 2014 test assessments based on the Common Core Thursday, showing a slight increase from last year's low scores that caused an uproar. Read more »

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Gov. Cuomo signs bill allowing Utica school district to enforce mandatory kindergarten

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) -- If you live in the city of Utica plan on strapping a backpack on your five year old this fall. Gov. Cuomo signed a bill Wednesday giving the school district legal grounds to enforce mandatory kindergarten. Read More »

Lawmakers pass bill protecting teachers from high-stakes test scores

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) -- Teachers say they weren't given enough time to roll out the Common Core curriculum and many grew anxious knowing if their students scored poorly on the state assessments, they themselves would face consequences. Read More »

Hurting district shows Albany lack of state funding effects firsthand

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) -- Sen. James Seward says hello to a librarian that's been knocked down to part time and walks through empty classrooms meant for programs and teachers that no longer exist. Read More »

Final phase in Utica City School District's capital project underway

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) -- The final changes to the Utica City School District are underway as Phase Four of the $187 million capital project begins. Read More »

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