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Forty More NYC Subway Stations Get Wi-Fi

by Associated Press
Subway Station.

Bill Gracey, Flickr 

Forty more subway stations in Manhattan and Queens are getting cellphone and Wi-Fi service.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the service extension Thursday.

It will add service at 29 more subway stations in Queens and 11 in Manhattan.

Wi-Fi and cellphone service are already available at dozens of stations, mainly in Manhattan. Service is scheduled to be available in all underground stations by 2017.

The program is being paid for by technology company Transit Wireless.

New York Teachers Sue Over Test Confidentiality

by Associated Press
Teacher by a chalkboard.

cybrarian77, Flickr 

New York's largest teachers union is suing the state Education Department over what it views as a "gag order" on teachers who score state tests.

   Teachers say they want to point out poorly written questions and ones that don't align with what students have been taught but can't because of confidentiality agreements they have to sign.

New Jersey Lawmakers Looking at Paid Sick Leave

by Associated Press
Office.

Chris Meller, Flickr

New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would require employers in the state to offer workers paid sick leave - a requirement that's been gaining some momentum.

   The Assembly labor committee heard from labor and trade associations that support the concept Thursday, employers' organizations who support making changes to it and some opposed entirely.

   Workers would be entitled to one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours they work under the proposal. They could accrue up to 40 hours - or five days for full-time employees.

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