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More than 152,000 teachers, teaching assistants, guidance counselors and administrators drew a pension in 2015 from the New York State Teachers' Retirement System. They were employed in New York State public schools (excluding New York City),...

The database below shows the gross pay for roughly 250,000 educators at public schools in New York state during the 2014-15 school year, as reported by the New York State Teachers Retirement System. Their membership includes all full-time...

The information in this database comes from analysis of payroll records requested in October by the Democrat and Chronicle under the state's Freedom of Information Law. We sought records from 36 municipalities in Monroe and Ontario counties in...

Graduation rates for public school students in New York state continued to inch up in 2015, marking a slight increase for the third consecutive year. Data released by the State Education Department examines students who entered ninth grade in...

New York schools are required to submit annual reports about incidents of harassment, menacing, bullying and intimidation in schools. There are two distinct but similar reporting mechanisms that may capture different incidents: the Dignity for...

The state university system had record growth in enrollment several years ago, but the rolls haven’t increased in recent years, records show. SUNY chancellor Nancy Zimpher said the enrollment levels comes with challenges as the system deals...

The New York state Education Department released the 2014-15 test scores for students in grades three to eight for English language arts (ELA) and math. For the third year, the tests students took were based on a new, more challenging...

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The New York state Education Department released the 2013-14 test scores for students in grades three to eight for English language arts (ELA) and math. For the second year, the tests students took in the 2013-14 school year were based on a new...

Education in New York is a complicated topic. Use this tool to see how some of the key issues – Common Core standards, charter schools, high-stakes testing, Pearson, teacher evalations, state funding, poverty and opting out – relate to one...

Just 27 school districts have indicated preliminary plans to try to override the property-tax cap in their May budget votes, state records show. That’s slightly more than the 19 schools that overrode the cap last year, but still a small...

When police earn overtime, they can take the pay or bank the hours as compensatory time to be taken as vacation or cashed out later, possibly at a higher pay rate. Comp time also is awarded for working a five-days-on, two-days-off (instead of...

For the second straight year, a 911 dispatcher working more than 2,200 hours in overtime was the highest paid employee in Rochester city government. James Felice received more than $80,000 in added wages, ending the year with a total of $133...

The city of Rochester began operating red light cameras in October 2010. Motorists caught on camera running a red light receive a $50 ticket in the mail. If the ticket is not paid, the fine jumps to $75 and eventually the car can be booted or...

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