“Scheduling bathroom breaks for little kids seems kind of crazy, but it’s just something we have to do to keep them safe.”
“Scheduling bathroom breaks for little kids seems kind of crazy, but it’s just something we have to do to keep them safe.”
Students will be required to undergo regular screening and testing for COVID-19.
“We are more than happy to provide childcare. It’s complicated. It’s not easy. But it’s our mission.”
“We are preparing to open schools, we have plans to open schools, but (edit) I’ll be honest with you. It’s two months away. Anything can happen in two months.”
The Y, and New York City’s Department of Education, have been caring for tens of thousands of children during the pandemic. Neither has had reports of coronavirus clusters or outbreaks.
$20 million will be available to help reopen and expand capacity for child care providers, and $45 million will be available to help pay for the cost of a newly opened classroom.
“The ideal situation would be to see this kind of turnout, without having to go through the expense of the postage and printing of absentee ballots.”
Stakeholders are being asked to share what they’ve experienced during the pandemic shutdowns and how can the state improve and take proper precautions in the fall.
“There’s just not enough availability for every kid that wants to be in day care to be in day care in most states today.”
“We need to be critical, even for things we can see with our own eyes. We need to relearn not to trust everything
“It really is the best situation, I guess, that we can have. It’s a tough one. It’s really not what we want, but we’ll make the best of it.”
“The word is uncertainty. We don’t know what’s going to happen and it’s very tough for our school districts to budget.”
Most of western Pa. moves to green phase of coronavirus reopening plan next week.
“It would just be a disaster. It’s, it would just be awful in every area.”
Binghamton University’s president said that students will return to campus this fall as well, but more details are forthcoming.
Scientifically, there’s no clear consensus yet on the effectiveness of school closures in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
“The families claim “online learning is wholly inadequate to meet the needs of nonverbal and partially verbal children with autism who rely upon…in-person instruction.”
The normal start date for fall classes would have been August 24.
“Going out there and saying ‘support your local economy’ is going to make you look bad if at the same time you are saying ‘put your kids in danger.’”
“The challenge has been that school districts don’t have a list of all qualified voters within a school district, so identifying those individuals has been challenging.”
“The folks that are incarcerated in the prisons in our region are potentially a huge source of contagion.”
“I am hoping they come up with a vaccine. I will be first in line, because I want to get everybody out of the house.”
An educator and entrepreneur believes he’s found an untapped resource to help more struggling students succeed in reading. The secret? Families.
One high school in New York has found a way to have safe and memorable graduation: hold it at a drive-in movie theater.
The Steelton-Highspire School District says it’s reaching between 73 and 79 percent of its high-schoolers with online instruction.
“We’re going to have the schools closed for the rest of the year. We’re going to continue the distance learning programs.”
Students who failed Regents tests during the school year normally would have the opportunity to take them again in August.
In a regular summer, up to a thousand kids from across Tompkins County participate.
Even after the closure is over, specialists say many students with special needs still won’t be in the classroom.
“They have a constitutional obligation to fulfill the needs of students, and they have not done that.”
These days, Maegen Wagner is serving as her daughter’s therapist, aide, and teacher — while balancing her own responsibilities as an educator in a nearby school district.
Around the country, losses of educators are mounting. It’s unknown whether working in schools when they were open might have exposed staff to more danger than an average workplace.
“The state is giving us the choice: ‘you decide.’ So it’s a really uncomfortable position to be in.”
The New York State School Boards Association says schools are bracing for teacher lay offs over the next year.
“This was not an easy decision but closing schools until the end of the academic year is in the best interest of our students, school employees and families.”
Binghamton University student Dino Nicolari decided to stay at his off-campus apartment. “I really have trouble working at home.”
“We are putting the safety of children, families and educators first […]”
“I don’t know when the next time I’ll be able to hug her is, because of this virus”
Oneonta plans to hold its ceremony in August, Binghamton hasn’t set a date.
“When we don’t provide children with accurate information, they will still seek it out, and the worry is they’ll seek it out from sources that are not accurate and more fearful.”
“I think it was good for them. They got all excited when their friends hopped on. Like, oh so and so is here and so and so is on! So, I think it helped them feel a little connected.”
“This is one of the most difficult decisions the Officers of the NYSPHSAA have ever had to make.”
“This confirmed case was not unexpected: With more frequent testing and the rise of this virus, we knew sooner or later that a case would appear within our campus community.”
Director of WSKG’s Education Department Jackie Stapleton shared some resources for learning at home and how families can maintain some normalcy.
“All of a sudden, somewhat of a train wreck happened.”
The Department of Social Services will soon start monitoring open day care spots in Broome County.
Reed also said that Congress is keeping an eye on the needs of families while schools are closed.
On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would waive the 180-day school year requirement for districts to receive state aid.
“Being there in the flesh, being able to see a face looking bored or looking confused or looking intrigued or looking fascinated, is part of teaching,” Law said.
As of Friday night, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins, but several are in isolation.
Other colleges and universities have made similar decisions.
“Although we have a pandemic plan, this is changing so rapidly that every single day, every single hour almost, there’s a new piece of news that you have to adjust to.”
Student protesters at Syracuse University would not say if they will continue occupying Crouse-Hinds Hall during spring break next week.
“The idea of (students) returning immediately from spring break and the potential risk that could pose to this community, we made this decision out of an abundance of caution,”
School districts want to know when to cancel classes and how to access federal resources. So far, they’re not getting answers.
Some of the travelers will serve out their quarantine off-campus at an undisclosed location in Ithaca. Others will stay at their own homes or with family.
State-run universities are recalling about 300 study-abroad students and faculty from China, Italy, Japan, Iran and South Korea.
Overwhelmingly, schools are asking for grants to address mental health needs and to strengthen security measures.
Emotions quickly spilled over when Lifton opened the floor to discussion.
SU officials said they tried to have a “respectful dialogue” with the students, but they were “unwilling.” Students said they were denied food, medicine and hygiene products, and were treated like prisoners.
Syracuse University officials have taken a noticeably tougher stance against protests by #NotAgainSU.
“I think the internet is to blame, actually, for a lot of us losing our curiosity mojo.”
“Syracuse University administration’s handling of these crimes has been insensitive, lackadaisical, and an embarrassment.”
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is introducing a bill to fund community support programs for people who have substance use disorders, and their families.
“I’m here to tell you that this Vice President, and this President, will always stand for the right of every American family to choose where their children go to school.”
The World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus a global health emergency this week.
His latest ask is more than a billion dollars to clean up lead and asbestos in Pennsylvania’s schools, houses and water systems.
The New York State Comptroller’s office says the number of school districts in the state that are in fiscal stress has increased from 26 to 33.
“I think overall it’s a very positive outcome that we’ve had based on the concerns that we’ve expressed.”
“They’re there thinking, you know, this is what’s right for the voter. And I get that, I understand where they’re coming from, but they don’t understand the burden that puts on us.”
“Early detection can be a game changer for those children with autism spectrum disorder, because it could get them access to earlier services and change the trajectory of their life.”
His legacy on education policy boils down to two words: school choice.
The proposal would close all cyber charters in the commonwealth by the 2020-21 school year.
Republican Tom Reed said some of his constituents are students and staff at the University.
Many Americans who get overwhelmed by student loan debt are told student debt can’t be erased through bankruptcy. Now more judges and lawyers say that’s a myth and bankruptcy can help.
Dyslexia, a language processing disorder affecting anywhere from 5% to 20% of the population, can be seen as both a challenge and an opportunity to develop creative life skills.
While New York may be first in the amount of spending per pupil, it ranks 49th in the nation in its unequal distribution of school funding.
Hundreds of educators, philanthropists and nonprofits recently convened in New York for the “Spirituality in Education” conference.
Pennsylvania was 47th overall in the opportunity gap between black and white students, 47th in the gap between Hispanic and white students and 46th in the gap between economically disadvantaged students and their wealthier peers.
Among the questions that state officials would like to see local residents discuss, are what do they want students to know before they graduate and how should students have to demonstrate that knowledge?
“We are taking prompt action on the commitments we made. We are making investments in programs and people. I believe this work, requested emphatically, insisted on by our students will make us a better place.”
The partnership between Sandy Hook Promise and the state Attorney General’s office aims to prevent mass shootings and help children dealing with problems.
Reed questions the fairness of SUNY-system procedures around political express and free speech.
The goal is to keep the lights out of a landfill, but the school also plans to reclaim the copper wiring to raise a little money for a local charity.
“I’m writing you to wish you a very happy holidays. Remember there will always be people who care about and support you. The world is a better place with you in it.”
Carnegie Mellon University study focused on Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia
Syracuse University student protesters walked out of classes Thursday, demanding the resignations of the chancellor, public safety chief and others.
“Today and together we have an opportunity to send a clear and powerful message through our words and our deeds that we are better together.”
The state Office of Children and Family Services refuses to recognized their existing background clearances and won’t allow therapists to get new ones through their agency.
Chancellor Kent Syverud has agreed to 16 of the 19 demands from student protestors and international students.
In the past two weeks, SU has been rocked by at least 10 incidents including racist graffiti, yelling racial slurs and hateful emails.
The proposal would allow parents in Harrisburg to use as much as $8,200 in taxpayer money toward private school tuition.
Syracuse University officials have promised action in the wake of criticism of the school’s response following the discovery of racist graffiti in a residence hall last week.
Officials are hoping early exposure to science and tech will give rural students a leg up in rapidly modernizing fields, like agriculture.
There are now 71 toys in the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum in Rochester, which is the only collections-based museum anywhere devoted solely to studying play.
“I still stand by, the only thing that’s going to stop a gun is a gun.”
Nearly 2,000 people sent ticks to a citizen science tick testing program run by Upstate Medical University in Syracuse this year.
“I always wanted an educational facility to be there”
The school has been closed since 2017.
If you or someone you know has an urgent mental health concern please call the national suicide prevention lifeline 1-800-273-8255.
“We find, unfortunately, that even some of the younger students are vaping, and it seems like it’s something that’s going to continue to grow as a problem.”
The state estimates that most jobs created in the next decade will require workers to use computers, and many opportunities will be STEM-related.
Cameras will be equipped on stop signs on the outside of buses.
Advocates have long debated if online schools can replicate the academic enrichment and socialization of traditional schools. In Pennsylvania, that debate has come to the foreground.
“In putting together quid pro quo and hostile work environment, 31 percent of women and 18.9 percent of men experience it, and that translates into 3.9 million people.”
Stan Whittingham is regarded as the man who laid the groundwork for the science.
Larry Wittig resigned from the board in 2017 after the Philadelphia Inquirer first published the allegations, but he remains school board president of the Tamaqua Area School District in Schuylkill County.
Scientists from New York, Texas and Japan have jointly received the award, according to an announcement of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.
The approach is not designed to fully replace punitive interventions.
“I would say we had 20 to 30 positions that we ended up having to scrape and scour to fill, and in some cases had to find certified substitute teachers while we looked for long term solutions.”
In an affidavit filed in Gouverneur Town Court, the 10 year-old victim recalls her attackers yelling racist slurs at her, punching her in the face, ripping her hair out of her head, and kicking her in her right knee.
“It goes for transparency and accountability that you need to have policies and procedures in place to make sure dollars are spent wisely and that these are, indeed, necessary payments.”
There was another climate strike led by young people Friday at the Peacemaker’s Stage in Downtown Binghamton. Students from Binghamton University and Binghamton High School skipped school to attend the strike.
“You bring the gun up. Somebody comes around the corner. They’ve got something in their hand. You bring the sights up to your line of sight. You give them verbal commands. You see it’s a knife, he brings it up. You fire a shot.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a $1 billion high-tech development project on the State University of New York’s Polytechnic Institute campus near Utica.
“There is no doubt that the kids that are in school today are our future.”
Strike organizers are calling on their fellow young people to skip school Friday and rally to demand greater action against climate change.
“I’ve learned to have to keep my mouth shut more often than not, especially with my political views. I find that they don’t really mesh with politics of student life on this campus. But that’s OK.”
Gov. Wolf’s proposal includes specific measures that could limit cyber charter school growth
“During the course of the bloom you’ll get different odors. It doesn’t always smell the same way. But it will go through different phases where it smells like different chemicals.”
A recent study, partly conducted in rural high schools in western New York and the Finger Lakes region, looks at the influence of student-adult relationships on the rate of suicide attempts in high schools.
Prenatal classes often focus on Mom-to-be — on her shifting role and emotional needs, along with new skills. But if Dad gets sidelined early into a supporting role, research shows, everybody loses.
“Loans are definitely a barrier. They are working for years, and years, and years under incredible debt.”
A new book looks at how the struggle to pay for college has transformed the experience of the American middle class.
School districts in New York have a new tool to catch drivers who pass school buses that are stopped to drop off or pick up kids.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson is calling the Excelsior Scholarship a success despite statistics that show it was used by only 3.2% of SUNY students to help pay tuition costs in its first year. According to the New York State Higher Education Corporation, just over 20,000 students were awarded the scholarship in the 2017-2018 school year. Johnson wants to drill down in those numbers though. She said there are some very positive impacts from the scholarship, specifically when it comes to a lower dropout rate. “The retention rate is 10% higher with Excelsior students, with scholarships which are Excelsior, than for students that don’t have an Excelsior Scholarship,” Johnson said. “And 15% higher for community colleges where a lot of our students get their start.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been a key figure in several major cases and landmark decisions. But on Monday, she made local history by becoming the first member of the nation’s highest court to receive an honorary degree from the University at Buffalo. Her appearance and remarks were just the first of two scheduled stops. Ginsburg delivered brief remarks and later engaged in a question-and-answer session with Law School dean Aviva Abramovsky. In both, Ginsburg spoke of the challenges she faced while entering law school, the peers who are only now receiving due recognition and the cases and decisions in which she directly participated.
The Pathfinder Village will expand its school after receiving two anonymous gifts.
One state House lawmaker is trying to pitch a new solution to a very old Pennsylvania problem: the reliance on school property taxes.
New research from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh shows thousands of lives could be saved each year if air quality standards were tightened.
After years of political gridlock on charter school reform, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said Tuesday he would use his executive power to hold charters to “the same ethical and transparency standards of public schools.”
Several school districts located in rural areas of central and northern New York are participating in a nationally funded program to address and potentially overcome some of the biggest obstacles facing their students.
A law to expand schools’ security options in Pennsylvania now has some school law enforcement officers miffed.
Residents and visitors to the Finger Lakes have the opportunity this weekend to visit working farms.
Amid a flurry of action before summer recess this year, state lawmakers created a new category of public school — with little warning or open debate — that seems designed to benefit just one charter school.
Nobel Laureate and novelist Toni Morrison is being remembered on Cornell’s campus as a graduate and a professor. Morrison died earlier this week at the age of 88.
SUNY Corning has launched a financial aid program that targets student debt. Barons Brought Back is open to students who owe $1,500 or less.
The only measure approved in 2019 that is unpopular with voters is a new law to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for drivers licenses, with only 43% overall supporting the law.
Drivers who pass a stopped school bus can now be caught on camera and fined.
A Pennsylvania tip system created to improve school safety fielded some tips about school violence, but received far more inquiries about student mental health, according to new data.
“This latest episode of senseless gun violence resulted in the loss of one of our recent graduates—graduates in whom we place so much hope because of their potential to create a brighter tomorrow.”
The financially struggling school district in northeast Pennsylvania that threatened foster care over unpaid lunch debt is now apologizing for dozens of letters officials sent this month to parents.
After district officials threatened to turn children over to foster care for the unpaid amount, a prominent media figure and a corporate CEO offered to settle the debt, but were rebuffed.
The effort is part of a New York State plan to reduce poverty
Wyoming Valley West School District in Northeastern Pennsylvania sent families a letter stating that their children would be removed from their homes if unpaid cafeteria meal debt was not settled.
The tweak states that Pennsylvania will no longer count the standardized test scores of students who miss at least 20% of school days prior to the end of the state testing window.
MaryEllen Elia, who is the first female commissioner in the history of the New York State Education Department, said now is the right time to leave the post, and has agreed to accept a job with a national firm that works to turn around struggling public schools.
In Tompkins County, educational activities and games were organized by FORCES, Friends of Recreation, Conservation and Environmental Stewardship.
The Tamaqua Area School District in Schuylkill County will scrap a groundbreaking policy that would have allowed teachers and staff to carry weapons anonymously on school grounds.
Who can carry a firearm in schools and under what circumstances remains murky in Pennsylvania — and up for debate.
Pennsylvania is in the early stages of enacting new requirements designed to reduce sexual assault on college campuses.
The USS The Sullivansis a destroyer which is named for five brothers, all of whom were killed in action during World War II.
The pioneering requirement to educate students about mental health was grounded in the recognition that mental well-being is just as important to overall health as physical health
Any debate over the tax-credit programs that subsidize private-school education in Pennsylvania could begin here: There is very little public data on the students who benefit.
Immigrant researchers and professors must often take low-paid “survival jobs” in the US. At Brooklyn’s summer Open Air University, they’re sharing their niche expertise.
Teachers in the Ithaca City School District have voted for a six-year contract. The contract covers the next five years and was ratified in an almost unanimous vote.
“The cost of living in Ithaca is much different than elsewhere in the Southern Tier or even central New York.”
Voters in the Owego Apalachin School District overwhelmingly approved a revised budget on Tuesday, about a month after the first budget proposal was voted down.
“There’s just been no response. So, I would like conversation. Whether you agree with it or don’t agree with it from their end. Conversation.”
For the second time in two months, voters in the Owego Apalachin School District will decide whether to approve next year’s budget.
“When it comes down to brass tacks if you will, I’m not sure that they’re willing to fund education in the magnitude that we believe it should be funded.”
“As we contemplate any charter school bill…our school districts and our students and our teachers will insist on a conversation about how we fund charter school education.”
The organization Research for Action (RFA) estimates there are fewer than 50,000 available seats. In that same analysis, RFA found 150,000 families that likely need child care outside traditional hours.
“What am I going to do with this knowledge, not even what am I going to do, but how am I going to do what I want to do with this knowledge?”
“My concern is that we have students sitting in classrooms in some of our schools that have asbestos and lead in those classrooms. We need to make sure some money is given there.”
More than a week after voters rejected the budget for the Owego-Apalachin school district, the board of education has decided to hold a re-vote on a lower tax levy.
A handful of Democratic state lawmakers from Southeastern Pennsylvania are calling for a $125 million infusion to make “emergency” repairs in public schools, with more than half going to Philadelphia.
“In our case, it ties into a child abuse database. We’re able to screen out those type of folks. There’s also alerts we can put in the system.”
Erin Croyle, a write-in candidate, defeated Bradley Grainger to become the newest member of the Ithaca City School District school board.
The capital project plan was one of three propositions on the Ithaca ballot. All three passed with over 80% of the vote.
Studying active volcanoes can be dangerous. Which is why a group of scientists from around the world came together to simulate volcanic blasts. What they’re learning will help them at a real eruption.
Voters in the Ithaca City School District will decide on a $120-million dollar capital project in today’s election.
“It’s our worst nightmare to see a student be that close to danger as my student was that day.”
Nudges can change behavior, but for many societal problems like climate change, they are not sufficient.
“It is time to push the issue. We’ve been dealing with this long enough, and we’re going to push it.”
Broome County District Attorney Steven Cornwell will charge no one in an alleged strip search of students at a Binghamton school earlier this year.
The amount of money up for debate wasn’t huge by the Capitol’s standards. But lawmakers saw the bill as a symbol of tension between funding public and private schools.
“The Assembly Democrats have always wanted to expend their energy and time on traditional public schools.”
75% of grantees asked for funding related to security planning and security technology. Others focused on mental health related services and programs in schools.
BINGHAMTON, NY (WSKG) – Some Binghamton University students are pushing Congressman Anthony Brindisi to do more to address climate change.
Liat David is 19, a sophomore at the University. At a recent forum she helped organize, she said climate change has made her re-think having children. “Do I have that right as a woman that I can have a child and be proud of the earth that I live in and say that this child is going to be living in a regenerative and sustainable future?” she said. “I can’t necessarily say that right now, which is very sad to say because that is my right as a woman to say that I can have a child if I want to, but I really feel like that was taken away from me this past generation.”
American schools are lacking in playtime, according to new research in the American Journal of Play.
Mental health issues are a community concern, not just one for the schools, according to Kelly Houck, Dundee Superintendent of Schools.
Today’s gathering was prompted by Kelly Houck, the superintendent of Dundee schools in Yates County. Months ago, she made public her emails to local officials. She said children and families are in crisis but there are not the resources to help properly help them. She went on to describe procedures they are told to follow are inadequate.
For several years, Cornell University has had more Title IX investigations opened with the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education than any other college or university. WSKG’s Celia Clarke recently spoke by phone with the Title IX Coordinator at Cornell, Chantelle Cleary about how the Office handles complaints on campus.
“If I find out there is a gun in my classroom with my teacher, I am going to ask to leave that room immediately.”
Wolf’s proposal is about more than paying teachers a living wage. At current salaries, some districts say they struggle to attract and retain qualified educators.
There’s a renewed push in Albany to expand the state’s free college tuition program to the families of service members who die while on duty.
Police increased patrol of Newfield schools in Tompkins County this week after a threat of violence was found written in a bathroom stall of one of the schools.
“What this does is it provides an opportunity for these families and these children to grow like any other child.”
“We want to make sure you have the appropriate skilled, trained personnel on-hand to deal with providing that reliable service.”
“Without strong direction or oversight from the state education department, the school districts will likely continue to fall short of these requirements and that possibly puts lives at risk.”
“These state tests go against everything we know to be best practice in assessment. In fact, they’re causing harm.”
Each of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities will have more control in determining its tuition.
The fight to boost education funding brings lots of people together — teachers, superintendents, politicians. But advocates want to add another constituency to the mix: real estate agents.
When birds migrate, they can become attracted to and disoriented by artificial lights. The result: they end up colliding with New York’s skyscrapers.
The suit, filed on behalf of six states and the District of Columbia, says the weakened federal nutrition standards for school meals are putting kids at greater risk of health problems linked to diet.
“When you think about 8- and 9-year-olds having to go through this, your heart breaks for them. They’re sitting there, doing the very best that they can, trying as hard as they can.”
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa have re-introduced a bill that would change the way colleges and universities handle sexual assaults that occur on their campuses.
The key to making sarcasm work is for the teacher to understand the culture and language practices of their students and to never use sarcasm to shame or humiliate.
State education officials say that they will also work with schools to provide guidance on how to resolve outstanding issues.
Panelists repeated many of the same problems: Long wait times for services. A shortage of psychiatrists and therapists. Massive case loads for social workers. And children who need mental health services, but who are not getting them.
Research suggests that about half of the county’s children experience at least one traumatic event before the age of 17.
The Cornell graduate student union, Cornell Graduate Students United is trying to pressure the University Administration for changes to mental health services.
In this time of mass shootings, schools are feeling the pressure to make changes to how schools are constructed in an effort to keep intruders out.
They say these cuts would eliminate millions in Medicaid funding that supports Graduate Medical Education at five academic medical centers across the state.
“I want to teach them science, and now I have to learn how to send them home to their parents. And that’s a heavy topic”
The New York State Assembly has released its budget priorities. Among those priorities for Democrats is more money for early childhood education and health services for “at-risk” children.
How a young team at CMU helped expand the fledgling field of robotics.
A slate of eight bills aimed at bolstering career and technical education is on the move in the state House.
New York’s apple industry has about a 21 percent higher economic impact than traditional studies have found.
In Pennsylvania, a large swath of the Northwest is a traditional higher-ed dead zone. With industry declines and steady population loss, the area has had a hard time attracting a traditional college institution.
More than a dozen student-athletes from three SUNY colleges have qualified to compete in the NCAA Division III national swimming and diving championships. There’s just one problem. The games are being held in Greensboro, North Carolina, and a ban on New York State-sponsored non-essential travel to that state remains in effect. A local State Senator is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to lift that ban.
Students in the public university systems rallied this week at the State Capitol to end what they say is a built-in flaw in the state’s student aid policies.
There were some emotional moments as lawmakers and supporters of a school funding measure rallied at the Capitol to advocate for $4 billion dollars.
As advocacy groups continue to pressure Albany on various causes ahead of this year’s state budget, a statewide educational equity tour made a stop in Syracuse, last week. A collection of local officials and other advocates said New York’s schools are underfunded by $4 billion.
Yates County schools face a mental health crisis. School psychologist Christine Diamond says, “What I’ve experienced in the past 5 years has been sickening,” She was talking about the quality of mental health care she’s seen for children.
Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) is adding his name to a bill that would provide funding for mental health services in schools, after hearing from a district superintendent in Yates County who called the lack of access a “crisis.”
According to a new report, predominantly white school districts receive $23 billion more than districts that serve mostly students of color in the U.S.
Students and teachers have been drinking bottled water since 2015 when tests showed elevated lead levels. Today, the water is scheduled to be turned back on in some elementary schools.
BINGHAMTON (WSKG) — The lawyers for four middle school girls who say they were strip searched say they’re considering a lawsuit against the Binghamton City School District. In January, there was community furor over accusations against the East Middle School principal and school nurse for strip searching four girls for acting hyper and giddy. The girls have lawyers through the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Cara McClellan and the other lawyers sent a letter to the district with a list of demands and asking to meet in person with district officials within ten days. That deadline was last week.
A tax-break program that routes millions to Pennsylvania private schools could grow much larger if a new bill becomes law. The proposal has powerful support in the State Senate, but Governor Tom Wolf’s spokesman calls it an “unfunded mandate.”
During a candid budget hearing Thursday, lawmakers heard a bleak tale of Pennsylvania’s system of higher education. In particular, Cheyney University risks losing its accreditation next year amid declining enrollment and growing debt.
Anne Bailey believes we need to re-remember history, shaping it with the perspectives of people who weren’t in positions of power.
A security expert says restorative practices can be used to identify and help individuals who may pose a safety risk in schools or the workplace.
A proposal with potentially dire consequences for Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools re-emerged in Harrisburg this session. And one of the politicians pushing it now has a key education post in the state capital.
A state lawmaker proposes taxing violent video games as a way to pay for increased security at schools throughout the state.
Two teenagers, who are not vaccinated because of religious beliefs, were kicked out of school. Now their mother is suing the school district.
One day after New York voters gave Governor Cuomo his lowest favorability rating, voters polled by Siena College are giving Cuomo’s plans to bring Amazon to New York a big thumbs up.