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.

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.

Remsen awaits teacher contract to submit teacher evaluation plan

REMSEN, N.Y. (WKTV) - Remsen Central Schools is one of nine school districts left in New York State to not have submitted a teacher evaluation agreement. The deadline for them to submit is January 17th. Interim Superintendent Carl Klossner says the plan is riding on a teacher contract that's been delayed due to transitions in the district.