Charles Lane http://wrvo.org en State Board of Regents takes step back on Common Core http://wrvo.org/post/state-board-regents-takes-step-back-common-core <p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:51:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt & Charles Lane 51196 at http://wrvo.org State Board of Regents takes step back on Common Core New state laws bring tax cuts, health screening and casinos http://wrvo.org/post/new-state-laws-bring-tax-cuts-health-screening-and-casinos <p>A number of new state laws take effect in New York Jan. 1.&nbsp; They include a few tax cuts and tax breaks, and even a new regulation that could impact the health of baby boomers.</p><p>Hitting the books in the new year are the first of three new tax cuts for small businesses and an additional nearly 10 percent tax cut for manufacturers.&nbsp; Middle-income families are also getting tax relief in 2014. That affects people who make between $40,000 and $300,000 a year and who have at least one dependent child.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 21:04:00 +0000 Charles Lane 49285 at http://wrvo.org Some Competitors Say Free-Diving Needs A Safety Sea Change http://wrvo.org/post/some-competitors-say-freediving-needs-safety-sea-change Dahab, Egypt, just north of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Sinai Peninsula, is perfect for free-diving. A diver can have tea in a simple beach cafe and then take just a handful of steps into the Gulf of Aqaba, where the seafloor plunges more than 100 yards into a wine-glass-shaped blue hole.<p>Free-divers, who take a breath, swim as deep into the ocean as possible and then come back up, come to Dahab from across the world to compete. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:59:00 +0000 Charles Lane 48714 at http://wrvo.org Some Competitors Say Free-Diving Needs A Safety Sea Change State education commissioner says Common Core here to stay http://wrvo.org/post/state-education-commissioner-says-common-core-here-stay <p></p><p>New York Education Commissioner John King visited a Long Island elementary school earlier this week, where he met privately with educators to talk about the state’s new, more rigorous education standards called Common Core.&nbsp;</p><p>The meeting came after King canceled several public events following a raucous PTA meeting in Poughkeepsie last week. At that meeting, parents lashed out at King using insults and curse words.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:07:06 +0000 Charles Lane 45791 at http://wrvo.org State education commissioner says Common Core here to stay N.Y. County Outsources The Job Of Monitoring Sex Offenders http://wrvo.org/post/ny-county-outsources-job-monitoring-sex-offenders A suburban county on Long Island, N.Y., is taking a novel approach to monitoring sex offenders: It's giving the job to a victims' advocacy group.<p>The measure was approved unanimously earlier this year; lawmakers call it a cost-effective way to keep citizens safe. Sat, 24 Aug 2013 21:07:00 +0000 Charles Lane 43155 at http://wrvo.org N.Y. County Outsources The Job Of Monitoring Sex Offenders