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Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal includes several revisions to the teacher evaluation system that are expected to place teachers rated 'ineffective' at greater risk of losing their jobs. Below are districts in Westchester, Rockland and...

Districts learned March 31 how much state aid, including building aid, they may expect to receive next school year.

The debate over teacher evaluations has been heating up across the state and in local communities. One of the issues being cited by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the disparity between student scores and teacher evaluation ratings. The New York state...

The state caps the salary of BOCES superintendents at $166,672. Here are the lower Hudson Valley school districts that pay their administrators more than the BOCES superintendents.

It can be hard to make sense of all the federal Centers data available on nursing homes. Use this interactive map to explore New York nursing homes and how they stack up to one another.

Population growth in New York was mainly downstate over the past five years, according to 2014 projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Forty upstate counties had population declines between 2010 and 2014, including in the Southern Tier,...

Police departments in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam often do not reflect the racial make-up found in the communities they serve. Check the disparity found in your local departments here. Population data is based on the 2010 U.S. Census with...

The New York State Department of Transportation oversees more than 17,000 bridges across the state. It is responsible for making sure all the highway bridges in the state are inspected following state and federal mandates. NYSDOT inspects its...

The Revolutionary War whispers to all of us in the Lower Hudson Valley, where armies marched through, battles and skirmishes raged, supplies were seized, spies were captured and soldiers were buried. Here are some of the locations that played a...

Electronic waste recycling has surged in recent years due in some part by the scores of e-waste drop-off sites available across the state. Here are the sites in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam as of March 2015. For another view, check out this...

Crime outside New York City is continuing its downward trend, with crime down 8 percent from January through May compared to the same period in 2010. Crime statewide has dropped steadily over the past 10 years.
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Four of the schools in the SUNY system have athletic programs competing in Division-I athletics. The database below shows an itemized accounting of more than $12 million those schools spent on travel expenses using state issued credit cards....

More than three thousand hate crimes were reported in New York state between 2008 and 2012. The table below shows the number of Hate Crimes incidents reported in each county by individual reporting agencies. Only those agencies that reported...

This database documents the results of beach cleanups in New York state in 2008 and 2009.

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