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Blankenbush Votes to Prevent Student Performance on State Standardized Tests from Impacting Teacher Evaluations

“Today, I was pleased to vote in favor of legislation to decouple student standardized test performance from teacher evaluations. Sound education policy empowers teachers to treat each student as an individual. Over-emphasizing these exams turns teachers...

Mohawk Valley Nine Holds Initial Meeting Of 2018

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The Mohawk Valley Nine, a bipartisan coalition of state legislators representing Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties, held its initial caucus meeting of the year earlier this week. The meeting touched on a wide range of topics, including education,...

Blankenbush Says No to Free College for Illegals

“People in the North Country have had enough. So many of our young people are unable to buy first homes or afford a car payment because they’re being crushed by student loans. Our middle-class families and small businesses are dealing with some of the...

A Tale Of Two Testimonies

“Yesterday, Empire State Development CEO Howard Zemsky delivered testimony during a joint budget hearing. He claimed that he ‘couldn’t be more comfortable’ with the oversight of the state’s economic development programs. “Yesterday,...

Blankenbush Announces Mobile Office Hours

During the month of February, Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) will be holding office hours in Lowville and Gouverneur. He knows how important it is to hear from the people of the 117th District, and he wants to hear about their priorities...

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