Latest by Carolyn Thompson

Published on July 24, 2018 - Page 1
LOCKPORT, N.Y. — The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade....
Published on March 14, 2018 - Page 7
A 14-year-old autistic boy who wandered away from his New York school and apparently drowned was marked as being in class by three school employees...
Published on December 10, 2017 - Page 25
You won’t find gym class on the schedule in upstate New York’s Victor school district. What you will see: kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking,...
Published on November 10, 2017 - Page 9
The board game Clue. In the National Toy Hall of Fame. With the Wiffle Ball and paper airplane. The mystery of which toys earned the status of toy...
Published on July 11, 2017 - Page 12
BUFFALO, N.Y. — After three defendants fatally overdosed in a single week last year, it became clear that Buffalo’s ordinary drug treatment court was...
Published on June 16, 2017 - Page 7
LANCASTER, N.Y. — At many American high schools, the graduation-day tradition of crowning a valedictorian is becoming a thing of the past. The...
Published on February 14, 2017 - Page 15
Some teacher lessons: • URL look odd? That “com.co” ending on an otherwise authentic-looking website is a red flag. When in doubt, click on the “...
Published on February 14, 2017 - Page 15
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. —Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news — and...
Published on November 25, 2016 - Page 5
Within minutes of being named Donald Trump’s choice for education secretary, Betsy DeVos pledged to oversee a “transformational change” in U.S....
Published on August 25, 2016 - Page 20
Two licks with a wooden paddle in the principal’s office was the price 11-year-old Kaley Zacher, of Dexter, Georgia, paid for ignoring warnings about...