charter schools http://wrvo.org en As change looms for Delaware School, faculty crave consistency http://wrvo.org/post/change-looms-delaware-school-faculty-crave-consistency <p></p><p>School is out for the day at Delaware Elementary in Syracuse, but Principal&nbsp;Milagros&nbsp;Escalera&nbsp;is in the auditorium greeting a group of students who stuck around for a magic show.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Did you pet the bunny?" she asks, as students marvel at the furry animal's bright red eyes.</span></p><p>Much like how the magician performed his tricks, what the future holds for these students and this school, is a mystery.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 10:04:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55934 at http://wrvo.org As change looms for Delaware School, faculty crave consistency Charter school application sparks debate in Utica http://wrvo.org/post/charter-school-application-sparks-debate-utica <p></p><p>Concern is once again rising in the cash-strapped Utica City School District as the state mulls over the possibility of allowing another charter school to open.</p><p>A group led by Christina Johnson, an educator and local resident, applied to the SUNY Charter Schools Institute earlier this year to establish the Mohawk Valley Community Charter School within the Utica School District to serve elementary-aged children.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 11:29:11 +0000 Gino Geruntino 55357 at http://wrvo.org Charter school application sparks debate in Utica Utica City School District discusses layoffs to help balance budget http://wrvo.org/post/utica-city-school-district-discusses-layoffs-help-balance-budget <p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:46:35 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52928 at http://wrvo.org Utica City School District discusses layoffs to help balance budget Education fights will dominate final weeks of budget talks http://wrvo.org/post/education-fights-will-dominate-final-weeks-budget-talks <p></p><p>The state Senate and Assembly are scheduled to begin conference committee meetings <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_588611751" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">on Monday</span></span>, now that both houses have finished with their resolutions laying out their positions.&nbsp;</p><p>Sticking points include funding for charter schools. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Senate Republicans want to restore changes made by&nbsp; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to three charter schools. The mayor says the schools can no longer&nbsp; have rent-free space in existing public school buildings.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:34:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52743 at http://wrvo.org New charter school proposed for Utica http://wrvo.org/post/new-charter-school-proposed-utica <p>A charter school in Syracuse is hoping to expand to another part of central New York. The school believes it can provide another option for children and parents.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:41:11 +0000 Kayla Binette 24132 at http://wrvo.org