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Civil suits target peer-on-peer abuse at school

Lawsuits targeting school districts for allowing students to be bullied by other students are on the rise. “This is certainly an issue that has an extremely heightened awareness now, not only in schools, but across the country and among the public,” said Sonja Trainor ...

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Educational project funding approved

More than $1 billion in education loans recently were approved for several institutions, including up to $40 million for the Rochester Institute of Technology. The financing was authorized by the board of the Dormitory Authority ...

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WNY Minority Bar to present awards

The Minority Bar Association of Western New York will honor area attorneys and law students with and awards and scholarship dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center.

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Compromise sought on SUNY plan

ALBANY — Gov. David A. Paterson and key Assembly members are trying to negotiate a compromise that would give public universities more autonomy, including the ability to raise tuition without the Legislature’s approval.

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Roosevelt papers coming home to New York

WASHINGTON - Rep. Louise M. Slaughter of Fairport has unveiled a large and unique collection of documents and letters from former President Franklin D. Roosevelt that soon will be on display at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in New York.

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NY named finalist for ‘Race to Top’ grants

ALBANY — New York was named a finalist Tuesday for a federal “Race to the Top” education grant that could bring $500 million to the cash-strapped state. In all, 18 states and the District of Columbia are finalists.

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Sodexo pays $20M for overcharging NY schools

ROCHESTER — Food services giant Sodexo has agreed to pay $20 million to settle claims that it overcharged 21 New York school districts and the State University of New York over a five-year span.

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