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Cuomo: Implementation Of Common Core "Deeply Flawed"

Governor Andrew Cuomo has come out more emphatically about his concerns regarding the Common Core standards. With word that some parents are already organizing on social media about efforts to have their children 'opt-out' of the standardized tests in the coming school year, Cuomo released a statement Thursday saying that while he agrees with the goal of Common Core standards, he believes the implementation by the NYS Education Department has been "deeply flawed." Cuomo says that a "growing...
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The Ontario County Health Department says that the presence of blue-green algae has been confirmed in parts of Honeoye, Seneca and Canandaigua Lakes.

Officials say the “algal blooms” can make water look greenish and form thick scums on the surface. When people or animals are exposed to the algae, they may experience eye, nose, throat or skin irritation. People who drink water that contains the blue-green algae may develop diarrhea or vomiting.

DETROIT (AP) — TJ Jones boosted his chances of staying in Detroit, turning a short pass into a 64-yard touchdown to help the Lions beat the Buffalo Bills 17-10 Thursday night.

Jones — who missed all of his rookie season last year because of a shoulder injury — played extensively in part because after another wide receiver was injured.

The former Notre Dame standout made a move to get open on a slant, caught a pass from Kellen Moore and used a burst of speed to split defenders and score.

"I caught that ball and was running for my life," Jones said.

It's been one year since Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson was shot and killed in the line of duty.

His sister, Patty, closes her eyes when she talks about the last time she saw him.

"Before I left that day, I hugged him, and I said I loved him, and I said goodbye. And had I known that that was going to be the last time that I'd hold him, or talked to him, or tell him I loved him, I would have never let him go."

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Could your everyday products such as face wash, shower gel and hand soap actually be threatening the environment? According to some researchers, if the products contain microbeads, using them could add more pollutants to the eco system. On this edition of Need to Know we’ll learn more about the local threat and hear if area businesses are responding.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statement Thursday saying that he will pursue legislation to change the Common Core program in New York, saying that he agrees with the goal of the learning standards but the implementation ``has been deeply flawed.''  

Reaction came in from a number of officials and organizations, including the new State Education Commissioner, MaryEllen Elia.

Stephen Hawking says he has solved the information paradox regarding black holes. Wait, what? He figured out black holes? Hawking has yet to release a formal paper on the subject, and of course his peers will review it. But let's back up, and let's talk about black holes. Why should we care? What do we know -- before Stephen Hawking unloads his new ideas? Are there are any black holes hanging around our neighborhood in the galaxy? We answer these questions with Brian Koberlein, astrophysicist and physics professor at RIT, and author of the blog "One Universe at a Time".

It's one thing for American kids to be overweight; it's another for parents to confront that fact. It can be very difficult for parents to admit their children are obese, particularly before the teenage years. "Baby fat," "He'll grow out of it," "Just a phase." Well, there's a new, intensive obesity treatment program for kids age 7-13. It's free, but space is limited. We'll explain how to get involved, and we'll talk about facing childhood obesity at an early age with our guests:

  • Dr. Stephen Cook, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Laura Fasano, Vice President of Healthy Living, YMCA of Greater Rochester
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As the one year anniversary of the fatal plane crash that killed a prominent local developer and his wife approaches, the federal agency working on investigating the cause of that accident is still working on its final report.

Saturday marks a year since the turbo-prop plane carrying philanthropists and business people Larry and Jane Glazer went down in the Caribbean Sea, near Jamaica, and an official with the National Transportation Safety Board tells WXXI News their investigation is ongoing.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has come out more emphatically about his concerns regarding the Common Core standards.

With word that some parents are already organizing on social media about efforts to have their children 'opt-out' of the standardized tests in the coming school year, Cuomo released a statement Thursday saying that while he agrees with the goal of Common Core standards, he believes the implementation by the NYS Education Department has been "deeply flawed."

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There is now a new treatment option for Rochester-area residents recovering from eating disorders.

An intensive outpatient program is being offered by the Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders.

The program is designed for patients who no longer need hospitalization but are not ready to transition to weekly therapy.

The center's director, Mary Tantillo, PhD., also CEO and founder of the Healing Connection, says one aspect of the treatment will include family members who learn how to help their loved ones at meal time.

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