Education

8:02am

Wed May 1, 2013
Education

Syracuse school district considers opening a Latin school

The Syracuse City School District is proposing a new school that will offer a classical education for high achieving students.

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4:26pm

Thu April 25, 2013
Education

Report finds little evidence to support expansion of guest worker programs

epi.org

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) says there is little evidence to support the expansion of high-skilled guest worker programs, like those proposed in the immigration bill being debated in the Senate.

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6:34am

Tue April 23, 2013
Education

OCC to offer first doctoral program

St. John Fisher College President Donald Bain and OCC Interim President Margaret O'Connell sign agreement on joint doctoral program
Ellen Abbott/WRVO

For the first time, there will be doctorate students on the campus of Onondaga Community College this fall. A collaboration with St. John Fisher College will bring a doctoral program in executive leadership to the Syracuse campus.

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10:45am

Mon April 22, 2013
Education

Dan Apfel on the Campbell Conversations

Credit Responsible Endowments Coalition

Colleges and universities were once seen as national leaders in responsible investing, but they've largely lost that edge. That's the view of this week's guest on the Campbell Conversations, Dan Apfel, executive director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition.

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12:45pm

Mon April 1, 2013
Education

Cary Nelson on the Campbell Conversations

Are colleges and universities failing to meet proper ethical standards in the treatment of their faculties? In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Cary Nelson, a recent past president of the American Association of University Professors and the author of No University Is an Island, argues that many schools are falling short, and that the explosion of what he calls contingent faculty--the faculty outside of the tenure system--hurts all higher education, and furthers social and educational inequalities.

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12:07pm

Mon April 1, 2013
Education

State budget has some good news for education

An on-time state budget is good news for school districts across the state, as they plug in the hard numbers to proposed budgets. 

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6:45am

Sat March 23, 2013
Education

Hanna promotes STEM competition for students

Rep. Richard Hanna is hoping a competition for students studying science, math, and engineering will encourage them to go into the field after they complete school.

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9:15am

Mon March 11, 2013
Education

School districts worry about state aid while budgeting for next year

School districts across New York state are in the midst of their budget process right now, with many facing dwindling state aid and more state mandates.  A weekend legislative conference in Syracuse focused on the story that doesn't seem to change.

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8:00am

Sun March 3, 2013
Education

New York, IBM partner in STEM education program

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that IBM and New York state are teaming up to provide science and technology education, otherwise known as STEM, to high schoolers.

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4:02am

Sun February 24, 2013
Education

A timely technology voucher for low-income state schools

A large number of schools across the state will receive $87 million to be used for technology. 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.

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9:00am

Thu February 21, 2013
Education

SUNY Adirondack, BOCES partner on high school program

SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury and the Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or BOCES, serving the surrounding counties are partnering on a new science and technology program for high school students.

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1:29am

Thu February 21, 2013
Education

Teachers union files lawsuit challenging the state's property tax cap

New York state's largest teachers union has filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s property tax cap, arguing it is unconstitutional.

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9:33am

Wed February 20, 2013
Education

SUNY rolls out standardized financial aid form for all its institutions

The cost of going to college is an issue of growing concern among students, their parents and public officials. Now the State University of New York is introducing a tool to help applicants figure out exactly how much it will cost them to attend.

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4:13pm

Thu February 14, 2013
Education

Syracuse City School District budget calls for more layoffs

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.

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11:27pm

Sun February 3, 2013
Education

Russell legislation would redistribute school aid to help poorer districts

Democratic Assemblywoman Addie Russell, of Theresa, thinks the current state school aid formula is broken, benefiting wealthier districts at the expense of poorer ones. She says legislation she's introduced would make the formula more equitable.

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9:19am

Thu January 3, 2013
Education

Cuomo education panel recommends more school time for children

Education commission chairman Dick Parsons presents recommendations to Governor Andrew Cuomo and his cabinet
Karen DeWitt/WRVO

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.

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9:42am

Fri December 21, 2012
Education

School health programs awarded $5 million

The department of Health and Human Services awarded more than $5 million to school-based health centers in New York state this week. The funding is part of an $80 million dollar pot distributed to 197 centers around the nation.

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7:16am

Wed December 19, 2012
Education

Cuomo takes hard line on teacher evaluation plans

Twenty-seven schools in New York have not yet submitted a teacher evaluation plan.
Credit Thomas Favre-Bulle / via Flickr

Just two-thirds of school districts in New York state have completed new teacher evaluation plans, one month before a deadline imposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The governor says if the rest don’t finish on time, they won’t see any increased school aid next year.

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3:53pm

Tue December 18, 2012
Education

Students take anti-bullying message to the streets

Charles Gibbens, a 5th grader at Southside Academy in Syracuse, ties a ribbon on a fence as part of an anti-bullying program.
Ellen Abbott WRVO

Students from the Southside Academy Charter School in Syracuse marched around the neighborhood this morning to make a statement that bullying won't be tolerated in their school.

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2:18pm

Mon December 17, 2012
Education

Largest donation in SUNY Oswego history to name science building

SUNY Oswego has received the largest donation in its 150 year history. The gift comes from a couple who have already dedicated much of their life's work to the university.

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3:48pm

Tue December 11, 2012
Education

New York state has highest paid private college presidents

Three dozen private college presidents nationwide received more than a million dollars in pay for one year, according to a study released this week. Among them is Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor, who will be stepping down in 2014.

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4:08pm

Wed December 5, 2012
Politics and Government

Rolling rally calls for more spending for public education

Patty Farrington, an English teacher at Cicero-North Syracuse High School joins a busload of advocates asking for more state funding of public schools
Ellen Abbott/WRVO

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.

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4:16pm

Wed November 28, 2012
Education

OCC & St. John Fisher College start partnership

St. John Fisher College President Donald Bain & OCC Interim President Margaret O'Connell
Ellen Abbott/WRVO

Onondaga Community College is joining forces with St. John Fisher College in Rochester to offer students a "two-plus-two" partnership agreement.  That means students spend their first two years at OCC, then transfer to Fisher to get their degree.

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4:36pm

Wed November 14, 2012
Education

Proposed diplomas meant to prepare students for jobs

Tennessee Wesleyan College

The New York State Board of Regents is considering a proposal to create two new education tracks that would better prepare high school students for jobs in the manufacturing and technical sectors. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) says adding these diplomas would help increase graduation rates in New York state as well as bolster the economy.

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9:26am

Wed November 14, 2012
Education

New center bridges divide between man and machine

A new center dedicated to bridging the divide between man and machine was launched Tuesday at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. The new Center for Cognition, Communication, and Culture (CCC) will focus on improving ways humans can interact with and learn from computers.

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4:19pm

Fri October 19, 2012
Education

Student debt in New York state on the rise

Student debt levels rose by five percent last year according to a study by the Institute for College Access and Success.

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11:15am

Thu October 18, 2012
Education

Summer school for science teachers

Credit Daniel Robison / WBFO A new courtyard sporting a pond, stream, rocks and rotting logs will serve as a living lab for students at PS197 in Buffalo.
Daniel Robison WBFO

Educators across the country agree schools need more students to excel in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Yet hooking students on these subjects remains a challenge, especially for generally low performing schools with few resources.

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10:22am

Wed October 17, 2012
Education

Mohawk Valley school districts consider merger

With dropping enrollments and less money coming from the state, many school districts across New York are looking into joining forces. That is the case in the Mohawk Valley near Utica, where a school merger is on the ballot this week.

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10:45am

Tue October 16, 2012
Education

Southern Tier school readiness program a success, so far

The research on this is pretty clear: between the ages one and five, the human brain develops faster than at any other time. In Chemung County, a project called the School Readiness Project sends nurses to the hospital whenever a baby is born.

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1:53pm

Wed October 10, 2012
Dalai Lama visit

Behind the Scenes: Lessons from a colleague from far, far away

The Dalai Lama answers questions Tuesday before the One World Concert in Syracuse.
Larry Busacca Getty Images for Syracuse University

WRVO News reporter Ryan Delaney covered the Dalai Lama's two-day visit to Syracuse. He shares some observations on the visit.

I was already nervous enough. Just on the other side of the door I was about to walk into probably the biggest press conference I had ever attended. Certainly the most heavily guarded.

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