high school http://wrvo.org en Playing youth sports a sign of career success? http://wrvo.org/post/playing-youth-sports-sign-career-success <div><p></p><p>Earning a varsity letter in high school for playing sports will mean better jobs and increased philanthropy later in life. That's the consensus of new research from Cornell University.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two coinciding <a href="http://jlo.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/06/10/1548051814538099.abstract" target="_blank">studies </a>looked at the success of people who played a sport in school.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first asked potential employers and co-workers to look at extra-curricular activities of potential hires. </span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:22:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57642 at http://wrvo.org Playing youth sports a sign of career success? Cheerleading moves from sidelines to being a sport in New York http://wrvo.org/post/cheerleading-moves-sidelines-being-sport-new-york <p></p><p>As human pyramids get taller, jumps and throws higher, and tumbles more elaborate, cheerleading in New York state will come under more regulation.</p><p>The state Board of Regents Tuesday gave the final approval to make cheering a sport starting next school year. It was a four year effort for state coordinators.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:24:22 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55035 at http://wrvo.org Cheerleading moves from sidelines to being a sport in New York Oswego City School District considers closing a school as part of proposed budget cuts http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-city-school-district-considers-closing-school-part-proposed-budget-cuts <p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:45:20 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54058 at http://wrvo.org Oswego City School District considers closing a school as part of proposed budget cuts Off-the-shelf football gear offers same protection as custom-built http://wrvo.org/post/shelf-football-gear-offers-same-protection-custom-built-0 <p></p><p>Special mouth guards and helmets marketed to help reduce concussions may not actually provide any additional protection for football players <a href="https://aap.confex.com/aap/2013/webprogrampress/Paper22211.html">a new report claims.</a> The findings are from a 2012 study that followed 1,332 high school athletes during a season.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:58:43 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 47837 at http://wrvo.org Off-the-shelf football gear offers same protection as custom-built The changing culture of youth sports http://wrvo.org/post/changing-culture-youth-sports <p></p><p><em>With children starting to play sports at younger ages and playing their sports year-round, the chance they are going to get injured is on the rise. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," recently spoke with Dr. Pietro Tonino, the chief of sports medicine at Loyola University in Chicago, about why these injuries are occurring and how to prevent them.</em></p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: How has youth sports changed over the years?</em></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:45:29 +0000 WRVO News 44359 at http://wrvo.org Program marks 40 years of offering college credits to high school seniors http://wrvo.org/post/program-marks-40-years-offering-college-credits-high-school-seniors <p>In education circles it's called concurrent enrollment. Your high school student might know it as SUPA. It's Syracuse University Project Advance, and it's celebrating its 40th birthday, with enrollment skyrocketing in recent years. Tue, 28 May 2013 20:40:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38549 at http://wrvo.org Program aims to promote manufacturing careers to students http://wrvo.org/post/program-aims-promote-manufacturing-careers-students <p>A new program aims to promote high-tech manufacturing careers in high schools across Western New York.&nbsp;<em> Dream it, Do it </em><em>WNY</em> educates high school students about the broad range of &nbsp;careers available in the industry. Fri, 10 May 2013 21:11:25 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 37160 at http://wrvo.org Program aims to promote manufacturing careers to students Students remain unprepared even though graduation rates are on the rise http://wrvo.org/post/students-remain-unprepared-even-though-graduation-rates-are-rise <p>New York state&#39;s overall high school graduation rate continues to rise slowly over time. But one-quarter of students statewide don&rsquo;t graduate high school after four years. These statistics are according to the New York State Education Department&rsquo;s release of high school graduation rates for 2011.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:50:33 +0000 Catherine Loper 20748 at http://wrvo.org Students remain unprepared even though graduation rates are on the rise Changes to Global History and Geography Regents Exam under consideration http://wrvo.org/post/changes-global-history-and-geography-regents-exam-under-consideration <p>For a while now, getting through high school has meant getting through all five of those all-important Regents Exams. But that may be changing.</p><p>Amidst an ongoing discussion about how to get more kids to graduation through different pathways, the Board of Regents may be making some changes.</p><p>And those changes have a lot to do with one specific exam &ndash; The Global History and Geography exam. Unlike other Regents Exams, this one takes place after two full years of cumulative study.</p><p> Tue, 22 May 2012 14:10:00 +0000 Matt Johnston 19669 at http://wrvo.org Changes to Global History and Geography Regents Exam under consideration