The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2012, 3,328 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers. This week, at the University of New Haven, students are getting the chance to see just how hard it is to drive when they’re distracted.
New York Senate Republicans say they will break a long standing tradition of boycotting the election of new Regents. They now say they will attend a joint legislative session, and that many will vote "no" over dissatisfaction with the Common Core education standards.
The state of New York plans to create the nation’s first college dedicated to homeland security and emergency preparedness. Backers say it’s a necessary measure given the major storms and terrorist threats the state has dealt with.
New York Republicans have submitted legislation to halt Common Core. This is the latest attack against the new, more rigorous school testing standards and goes further than other reforms offered to date.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced appointments Friday to the panel he established to re-evaluate the state's implementation of Common Core. The panel is about evenly split between supporters and critics of the new, more rigorous teaching standards.