Testing

Firefighters respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in East Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Rob Bennett/Office of Mayor of New York/Getty Images)

Report: East Harlem Probe Reveals Improper Training For Con Ed Workers

A state probe into the deadly East Harlem building explosion last March has revealed flaws in the training of Con Edison workers who handle underground natural gas pipes, according to a published report.

07/31/2014

Parents and teachers protest against the Common Core academic standards on Nov. 13, 2013, outside Mineola High School (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nearly 2 Dozen School Board Candidates Against Common Core Elected Into Office On LI

Mary Calamia, a clinical social worker, said she’s not surprised voters on Long Island wanted their voices heard and elected candidates who are in favor of opting out of the Common Core testing.

05/27/2014

FILE - Students in a classroom (credit: CBS 2)

NY Students Begin 3-Day Common Core English Assessments

Students in grades 3 through 8 started on the tests on Tuesday. They’ll begin with the English language arts assessments and spend a little under 1 1/2 hours a day for three consecutive days, finishing Thursday.

04/01/2014

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Retired Urologist Calls On Men To Get Tested For Prostate Cancer

A Connecticut urologist has retired from the practice, but not from his effort to help protect men from prostate cancer.

10/05/2013

Bill Thompson, candidate for mayor. (credit: Used with permission via the Thompson Campaign)

Thompson Calls For Move Away From Standardized Testing

In a campaign stop on Staten Island Wednesday morning, Democrat Bill Thompson spelled out his education policy – with a focus on moving away from testing.

09/04/2013

Adult cicadas dry their wings on leaves May 16, 2004 in Reston, Virginia. (credit: Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

17-Year Cicadas Set To Arrive By The End Of The Month

New Yorkers haven’t heard the noisy buzzing of cicadas in springtime in 17 years, but get ready, because they’re coming again.

05/05/2013

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Colorectal Cancer Screening  

Understand the when and why of testing for symptoms that may reveal a disease or condition that could lead to colon or rectal cancer.

02/09/2011