Library association releases report on record book ban attempts in 2022
The report says more than 1,200 book challenges were recorded by the association last year, nearly double the then-record total from 2021.
Tom Hanks to speak at Harvard's 2023 commencement
Hanks, 66, has appeared in almost 100 films. Nominated for an Oscar six times, he won best actor for “Philadelphia" in 1993 and “Forrest Gump" the following year.
LI teen with cerebral palsy, autism graduates as salutatorian, plans for Ph.D. program
Sean Andrade, a 15-year-old high school senior, hasn't let cerebral palsy or autism stop him from graduating as salutatorian of his class and preparing to become a student at Stony Brook University this fall.
Long Island student with disability bullied by teacher, complaint claims
The 18-year-old Centereach High School student claimed her math teacher even made a comment about her race.
Gov. Hochul joins GDNY: Bail reform, affordable housing and more
Bail reform, affordable housing and more: Gov. Kathy Hochul joined Good Day New York to discuss a variety of topics.
NYC high school students demand more mental health funding instead of more police
New York City high school students spoke at a City Council meeting Wednesday, to advocate for more funding to be directed towards mental health resources rather than school police.
Overdue library book returned 4 decades later, comes with apology letter
It appeared the book was due on April 25, 1979, according to a stamp.
Lunchables with 'specialized recipe' headed to US school lunch programs
The two Lunchables products headed to schools – Turkey and Cheddar and Extra Cheesy Pizza – have more protein and whole grains and reduced saturated fat and sodium.
2 Hempstead schools improve academic performance
The graduation rates have gone up from below 40% to 86%.
More Americans skipping college and turning to jobs that don't require degrees
Americans who came of age during the pandemic are skipping college in large numbers. Many have rejected traditional college paths, turning instead to hourly jobs or careers that don’t require a degree.
SoFi Bank files lawsuit to stop Biden's student loan payment pause
In a federal lawsuit filed Friday in Washington, SoFi Bank N.A. asked a federal judge to overturn President Joe Biden’s latest extension of the payment pause.
'My heart completely melted': 2nd grader dresses like teacher for Superhero Day
Teacher Jaime Deigh expected her students to come dressed as their favorite fictional characters, but she realized not all heroes wear capes.
University of Massachusetts sounds alarm on TikTok drinking trend after nearly 30 students taken to hospital
The borg — or "blackout rage gallon" — is an apparent TikTok trend that has been seen on college campuses across the country.
Lowe's Foundation invests $50M to address 'critical' tradespeople worker shortage
The construction industry will need an estimated 546,000 more workers "on top of the normal pace of hiring in 2023 to meet the demand for labor," analysts say.
Columbia University permanently drops SAT, ACT testing requirement
In an announcement on its website, the school announced that standardized tests like the ACT or SAT will be optional when it comes to the admissions process.
Education industry at highest risk for layoffs over next 6 months: survey
A recent survey reveals that the education sector was the most susceptible to layoffs in 2023 if there's a recession.
Long Island non-profit helps people with disabilities find careers in IT
A Long Island non-profit has created a free, 12-week training program aimed at helping people with disabilities find jobs in the IT field.
Iran rattled over suspected poisoning of hundreds of schoolgirls
Officials in Iran's theocracy initially dismissed these incidents, but now describe them as intentional attacks involving some 30 schools identified in local media reports.
Supreme Court hears arguments about Biden's student loan forgiveness plan
The Biden administration says 26 million people have applied and 16 million have been approved to have up to $20,000 in federal student loans forgiven.
Study: Reading at least 1 book a day to your child could improve language development
Reading just one book a day can help your child with language development.