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Do Students Get Better Grades When Phones Are Banned?

Are cell phones hurting our children's education? Researchers at the London School of Economics, the University of Texas, and Louisiana State University looked at the impact of cellphones on student performance and when cell phones are banned, grades go up. 

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(Photo courtesy of SSFC)
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Local Expert Challenges Governor Cuomo on Funding and ‘Failing Schools’ [VIDEO]

The rhetoric has heated up this budget season as New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo attempts to make sweeping changes to public education.  The budget is due by this Tuesday and Cuomo has threatened to hold back a large amount of funding if legislators fail to approve his new policy

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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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New Hartford Among New York’s Top 100 Schools List

The Niche organization has released the list of the Top 100 Public Schools in New York State and New Hartford was one of four schools in the region to make the list.

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Trinh Truing, a Proctor of Utica senior, being interviewed Thursday, March 5th, on First News with Keeler in the Morning on WIBX radio concerning her open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo on education funding and teacher evaluations.  (Photo by Kristine Bellino / WIBX)
Trinh Truing, a Proctor of Utica senior, being interviewed Thursday, March 5th, on First News with Keeler in the Morning on WIBX radio concerning her open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo on education funding and teacher evaluations. (Photo by Kristine Bellino / WIBX)
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Utica Student Calls Out Governor Cuomo- ‘Respect Public Education’ [AUDIO] [VIDEO]

A student at Thomas R. Proctor High School in Utica has written an open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo in regards to his recent budget which holds back millions of dollars in aid to New York Schools.

Trinh Truong, a senior at Proctor High, spoke with WIBX's First News with Keeler in the

Morning rece

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Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
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When are School Open Houses and Curriculum Nights in Utica for the 2014-2015 School Year?

When are the open houses and curriculum nights scheduled for the Utica School District in the 2014-2015 academic year?

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Harlem Shake, NY Agriculture Educator Edition [VIDEO]

In honor of Teacher's Appreciation Week, I thought it would be appropriate to post a video of some teachers doing awesome things. Here's one of the NY Agriculture Teachers doing the Harlem Shake--some of them are even from this area!

Happy Teacher's Appreciation Week! Thanks for being incredible people!

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