The school year has started and there are few things more exciting for kids than getting an invitation to a friend's birthday party!! The next time you go, it may be a free party!

From the cake to the invitations, there are so many things for parents to think of an worry about, and pay for. It can get pricey.

But one of the most popular places for kid's birthday parties, Chuck E. Cheese's is offering the chance win a FREE party!

As the Birthday Capital of the Universe™, Chuck E. Cheese is giving away over 500 FREE kids’ birthday parties and 2,300 $50-off vouchers during our Big Day of Birthdays.

The heatwave that has gripped New York State is finally ending. It had to be one of the hottest starts to the school year yet!

There are some places in America that had to either cancel, delay or limit the amount of time kids were at school because of the heat. But New York does not have a law regarding the heat inside a school and most classes went on as scheduled.

Portions of Philadelphia had to change their school lesson plan this week due to the heat.

Back in the Empire State, the law regarding indoor air temperature really only applies to the lower end of the thermometer. Here in New York State, there seems to be no set limit on the high temperatures. However, there are some guidelines about how cold it can be.

While New York schools are required, by law, to maintain a minimum temperature of 65 degrees, there is no such limit on the other end of the thermometer scale.

There was a bill that was introduced in New York State that did aim to set a standard for the maximum heat inside of school. However, it didn't seem to get any strength.

Establishes a maximum temperature in school buildings and indoor facilities; provides a definition of extreme heat condition days and the standard to measure room temperature.

The issue of heat inside classrooms not only is about comfort, it is also about the ability to teach and learn. The NYSUT website has information that indicates hot classrooms hurt learning.

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