public schools http://wrvo.org en Upstate schools call for more funding, end of the Gap Elimination Adjustment http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-schools-call-more-funding-end-gap-elimination-adjustment <p>The funding crisis facing public education will be on display during forums held in the coming weeks across central New York. Lobbyists are hopeful that public support for school funding can have an impact on the state budget process in Albany.<br /><br />Charles Borgongoni has been the head of the Central New York School Boards Association for three years. He says the fiscal troubles for schools just keep getting worse, with not much help in sight from the state.<br /> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:25:44 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51852 at http://wrvo.org Upstate schools call for more funding, end of the Gap Elimination Adjustment A timely technology voucher for low-income state schools http://wrvo.org/post/timely-technology-voucher-low-income-state-schools <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A large number of schools across the state <a href="http://www.oms.nysed.gov/press/NYSSchoolstoReceive87MillionforTechnology.html">will receive $87 million to be used for technology.</a> The state Education Department announced that low-income public and charter schools will be receiving a voucher that can be used to purchase computer software, hardware and equipment needed for computer networks and technology infrastructure. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 09:02:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 33765 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo education panel recommends more school time for children http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-education-panel-recommends-more-school-time-children <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo’s education commission recommends extending the school day and school year, as well as all day pre-kindergarten. But the governor says those ideas could be expensive. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:19:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 31373 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo education panel recommends more school time for children Rolling rally calls for more spending for public education http://wrvo.org/post/rolling-rally-calls-more-spending-public-education <p>Albany received an earful from hundreds of students, parents educators and community members Wednesday about recent cuts in funding for education. The "Educate New York Now Express" has been rolling across the state, picking up supporters and support for their plea to lawmakers to reinvest in public education. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:08:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 30117 at http://wrvo.org Rolling rally calls for more spending for public education Preventing high school dropouts - in kindergarten? http://wrvo.org/post/preventing-high-school-dropouts-kindergarten <p>The Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) received good news last year: its four-year graduation rate <a href="http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:D48K5gc3tEIJ:www.buffalonews.com/city/schools/article898201.ece%3FarticleId%3D898201%26order%3DDESC%26page%3D4+&amp;cd=6&amp;hl=en&amp;ct=clnk&amp;gl=us" target="_blank">rose by seven percent.</a> Still, nearly half the district’s high school students failed to earn a diploma. The struggling urban school system continues to look for dramatic fixes. This year, the district is starting in kindergarten.</p><p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:40:22 +0000 Daniel Robison 26539 at http://wrvo.org Preventing high school dropouts - in kindergarten? NY school districts struggle to form new teacher evaluation plans http://wrvo.org/post/ny-school-districts-struggle-form-new-teacher-evaluation-plans <p>As the school year starts, many school districts across the state still need to grapple with the issue of a teacher evaluation system, especially if they want to continue to receive state aid. Only a small percentage of the state's schools have turned in an evaluation plan the state is happy with so far. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 20:04:27 +0000 Ellen Abbott 25521 at http://wrvo.org No agreement in Albany on teacher evaluations, so far http://wrvo.org/post/no-agreement-albany-teacher-evaluations-so-far <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo says he no longer thinks settling the issue of making teacher evaluations public is &ldquo;urgent,&rdquo; and will allow the legislature to leave later this week without an agreement on the matter.</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:35:25 +0000 Karen DeWitt 21184 at http://wrvo.org