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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page A3

Rochester, New York
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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DemocratandChronicle .com Tuesday,October20,2015 Page3A What's important and interesting around Rochester. ROCNews Share your panorama photos online at ROCHESTER VIEW JOYCE ANNIS, WEBSTER Pumpkins and gourds at Schutt’s Apple Mill in Webster. L3/AEM/AEVVF"=#M!%<E223#*<7H"'ECME'MVE/M6"F!%>F/#'MA2"DC#72<E22<7H"'ECMOBV#F=/A"FN UE/M@M=#F2/A#?#'2 Most people can’t be bothered to travel 400 feet to attend a town board meeting, never m ind the 400 miles that Jay Wexler logged to o bserve a gathering of the Greece board slated for Tuesday. The town is the first stop on a road t rip for the humorist and Boston University law professor that will also take him to Wisconsin to meet witches and Utah to speak with religious leaders with a thing for mummies. W hat drew him to Greece Town H all was the scheduled delivery of an invocation by Linda Stephens, an atheist and one of the two plaintiffs in a U.S. Supreme Court case that challenged the town’s tradition of opening i ts board meetings with a prayer. Humorist visits Greece to see atheist invocation DAVID ANDREATTA COMMENTARY SeeGREECE,Page4A New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia promised Monday t hat change is coming in how students and teachers here are evaluated, and a sked an assembly of school administrators for patience and input. She was in Rochester for a School Administrators Association of New York S tate meeting, which pulled hundreds of school leaders from across the state. They asked pointed questions about the direction of standards and testing in their schools, but Elia said she has gotten a ccustomed to tough treatment in her s hort time in the top post. Speaking at times over muttering from the audience, Elia said the state has heard parents' and teachers' concerns about the current state of affairs and is i mplementing changes system-wide. Education head Elia promises overhaul AP Commissioner MaryEllen Elia State commissioner forecasts changes in standards and testing JUSTIN MURPHY @CITIZENMURPHY SeeELIA,Page4A

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