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Yonkers, N.Y., District Commits to More Inclusion of Students with Disabilities – On Special Education – Education Week

The U.S. Department of Education’s office for civil rights said that some students were placed in self-contained special education settings without an individualized justification for doing so.

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K-12 Issues Resonate in Upstate N.Y. Congressional Race – Education Week

Democratic candidate Zephyr Teachout has been a harsh critic of high-stakes testing and the common core, while Republican John Faso is a strong supporter of charter schools.

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Leaders in N.Y. Flip-Flop on Common Core, Opt-Outs – Education Week

Pressure stemming from the testing opt-out movement has led to some heated debate in the Empire State involving standards and the use of student scores in teacher evaluations.

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3 dead, 4 injured in Rochester, N.Y., drive-by shooting

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Three people are dead afterseven people were shot after a basketball game at a Rochester Boys and Girls Club late Wednesday night.

“A car drove by and at least one of the occupants in the car fired shots from the car into the crowd that had gathered after a basketball game at the Boys and Girls Club,” said Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli.

Police responded to the scene on Genesee Street at 11:19 p.m. after receiving multiple 911 calls.

“Police are trying to process what happened here last night,” said Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. “Somebody made a decision last night that they were going to end some lives.

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