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.

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.

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.

Deeper cuts for Utica Schools if sequester goes into effect

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Potential staff cuts for next year were a topic at the Utica School Board meeting Tuesday night, with the possibility of the looming sequester making cuts even more drastic.