Williamsville Schools condemn ‘unacceptable’ homework assignment

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Williamsville Central School District is condemning a homework assignment given out by a Spanish teacher that some parents criticized as racist. “The assignment created by the teacher and provided to students was unacceptable,” the district said in a statement. Local math teacher uses Bills stats to teach classes The assignment, … Read more

Highest-rated museums in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (STACKER) — Museums are one of the most important institutions in any country. They don’t just show us our past, they contextualize it—allowing visitors to better understand cultures and ourselves. Good museum displays lead to reflection, generate ideas, and create a sense of appreciation for who has come before. In many towns and … Read more

Where Albany residents are moving to most

ALBANY, N.Y. (STACKER) — Stacker compiled a list of where people in Albany are moving to the most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Metros are ranked by the estimated number of people who moved to the metro from Albany between 2014 and 2018. Ties were broken by gross migration. BDS2006 // Wikimedia 25. Los Angeles-Long … Read more

New Yorker gets 18 months in prison for trafficking African wild cats

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — An Amherst man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for trafficking African wild cats. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Christopher Casacci, 39, violated the Lacey Act and Animal Welfare Act by advertising, importing, and selling exotic African cats through “ExoticCubs.com.” Dog trapped in rocky Hudson Valley crevice rescued … Read more

Baby rhino born at Buffalo Zoo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Zoo is welcoming a new baby rhino! Utica Zoo’s red panda dies On Saturday morning, the female calf was born to Tashi—a greater one-horned rhino. This was Tashi’s fifth calf, but the first with George—another rhino who used to live at the Buffalo Zoo, but is now at another … Read more

Mom of teen who fell into Niagara River hopes for a miracle

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Colleen Carey is hoping for a miracle as the search continues for her 15-year-old son who fell into the Niagara River. Police searching for North Country man missing since October 6 “It’s just non-stop looking. We’re just trying to find him. We’re hoping for a miracle, we’re hoping that we find … Read more

Section VI bans assault victim student from varsity sports over transfer

HOLLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) — On March 7, 2020, 14-year-old Kierra Kline brought the Holland girls basketball team to the Section VI Class C Championship. Kierra’s coach calls her a natural athlete; only an eighth grader, she was already playing varsity sports. Forever a Spartan baseball game honors player who died in 2018 crash But for … Read more

Counties with the most college graduates in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (STACKER) — The American philosopher and psychologist John Dewey once said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” Lowest-paying jobs in the Capital Region Dewey advocated for an educational paradigm called pragmatism, which stresses the importance of learning academic concepts by experiencing them firsthand, instead of through lecture and repetition in a … Read more