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Changes To Common Core Still Needed

The implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards was easily the most talked about issue in K-12 education this year. Common Core is an initiative adopted by most states, including New York, that, in theory, is supposed to set new...

July 11, 2014
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Barclay Announces Summer Reading Program

Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) is pleased to once again sponsor the Assembly Summer Reading Challenge. Students who read at least 15 minutes per day for 40 days this summer will receive a certificate from Barclay’s office and be...

July 9, 2014
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Session Ends With Some Accomplishments But More to Do

The Legislative Session has come to a close for the year. There were many good measures that passed and many more, however, that did not come to floor for a vote. Here are a few noteworthy items that passed that I was pleased about. This list is...

July 2, 2014
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New York To Allow Medical Marijuana

The 2014 NYS legislative session has come to an end. During the final week, hundreds of bills were passed. However, the legislation that got the most attention was legislation that legalized medical marijuana. On a number of occasions...

June 27, 2014
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Scams, Identity Theft Affect Local Residents

Unfortunately, our office often hears firsthand accounts from local residents who have been scammed. I wanted to let people know of common scams local residents have experienced recently and how to avoid scams and identity theft. One scam...

June 23, 2014
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