teachers http://wrvo.org en Utica School District to use state grant to expand school day http://wrvo.org/post/utica-school-district-use-state-grant-expand-school-day <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Utica City School District received more than $4 million from the state to increase the number of hours kids are in school during the year, in an effort to increase the district's Common Core test scores. But the district still has to make a lot of decisions before starting the program.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:47:48 +0000 Gino Geruntino 58741 at http://wrvo.org Utica School District to use state grant to expand school day Syracuse schools superintendent loses support of teachers http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-schools-superintendent-loses-support-teachers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Syracuse's public school teachers have overwhelmingly said they no longer have the confidence in Sharon Contreras to lead the city's school district.</span></p><p>The president of the Syracuse Teachers Association, the union representing 2,800 teachers in the district, kicked off what turned into a lengthy and raucous board of education meeting Wednesday evening at Dr. King Elementary School.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 03:14:24 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57199 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse schools superintendent loses support of teachers Teacher certification test rollout reminiscent of Common Core http://wrvo.org/post/teacher-certification-test-rollout-reminiscent-common-core <p></p><p>A new assessment for students seeking teacher certification in New York state has been causing controversy. Implementation of the educative teacher performance assessment, known as edTPA, has been delayed. But some are saying the assessment still has unresolved issues.</p><p>The new assessment was scheduled to become a requirement for teacher certification on May 1. But the New York State Board of Regents made a last-minute decision to implement a safety net for students who fail the edTPA, so they can still earn initial certification.</p> Sat, 17 May 2014 12:34:00 +0000 Aimee Hirsch 55878 at http://wrvo.org Teacher certification test rollout reminiscent of Common Core Education historian lashes out against Common Core during Syracuse visit http://wrvo.org/post/education-historian-lashes-out-against-common-core-during-syracuse-visit <p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:16:13 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53626 at http://wrvo.org Education historian lashes out against Common Core during Syracuse visit Fayetteville Common Core meeting draws more concern for students, teachers http://wrvo.org/post/fayetteville-common-core-meeting-draws-more-concern-students-teachers <p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:27:18 +0000 Ellen Abbott 48056 at http://wrvo.org Fayetteville Common Core meeting draws more concern for students, teachers Cuomo's "death penalty" remarks on failing schools draws reaction http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-death-penalty-remarks-failing-schools-draws-reaction <p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 10:52:10 +0000 Karen DeWitt 43744 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's "death penalty" remarks on failing schools draws reaction As expected, state test scores drop significantly http://wrvo.org/post/expected-state-test-scores-drop-significantly <p></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:40:10 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42275 at http://wrvo.org Statewide program hopes to boost math and science teacher performance http://wrvo.org/post/statewide-program-hopes-boost-math-and-science-teacher-performance <p>It’s an initiative that aims to boost student interest in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering across the state. <a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/05202013-20-nys-master-teacher-program">The Master Teachers program</a> also hopes to ensure teachers perform at their highest level.</p><p>More than 250 current math and science teachers will be chosen from the Mid-Hudson, North Country, central New York and western New York regions to participate in the program, where they’ll mentor undergraduate education students and early career teachers.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:30:27 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 38874 at http://wrvo.org Statewide program hopes to boost math and science teacher performance Syracuse City School District budget calls for more layoffs http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-city-school-district-budget-calls-more-layoffs <p>Projections unveiled at the Syracuse City School District budget meeting last night could push the total number of positions the district has eliminated since 2009 to more than 1,000. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:13:30 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 33382 at http://wrvo.org