Parents, Teachers Rally Against Common Core Tests In Brooklyn The protest was held outside P.S. 321 in Park Slope after hundreds of third, fourth and fifth grade students took the English language arts assessments this week.
The Wanted Play What's That Song? - Part 1We put their music love to the test when the guys were in NYC, playing a backstage game of What's That Song? Here's what happened in the first round.
Report: Test Performance Of NYC School Children StagnantThe national NAEP scores released last month showed that just over one-third of all public school students were proficient in reading. In math, 40 percent of the fourth-graders and 35 percent of the eighth-graders had reached that level.
Port Authority Plans Test Of Emergency Systems In NJThe Port Authority will conduct a routine test of emergency systems at the New Jersey Marine Terminals in Newark and Elizabeth between noon and 2 p.m. Friday.
Judge Denies NYC Request To Delay Firefighter Entrance Exams The exam has been subject to judicial oversight since it was determined past exams had been unfair to minority candidates.
NFL Lockout A Good Thing For Damien Woody, Jets' Jerricho CotcheryJerricho Cotchery and Damien Woody would be recovering and working at their team's facilities had there been no lockout. They normally would be fighting the itch to rush back and join their teammates for minicamps and the like. This year, they might be benefiting from the work stoppage.
NJ Hospitals To Screen Newborns For Congenital Heart DefectsNew Jersey is the first state to require hospitals to check newborns for congenital heart defects. Gov. Chris Christie signed the measure into law, requiring hospitals to perform a test which determines the amount of oxygen in the blood before a newborn is discharged.
Sirens Around Indian Point Nuclear Plant Successfully TestedThe 172 sirens that dot four counties around the Indian Point nuclear power plants will be wailing away Wednesday.
Judge Bars NYC From Hiring New FirefightersJudge Nicholas Garaufis said his permanent injunction would be lifted if the city agreed to court-proposed hiring methods.
NYC Won't Hire New FirefightersNew York City won't hire any rookie firefighters until a new entry exam is created to replace one that a judge has declared discriminatory.