'Connect NY' Discusses Issues Surrounding the Achievement Gap


The Connect: NY series explores statewide issues of critical importance with monthly, one-hour panel discussions about education issues including: Common Core standards, teacher evaluation, school financing, achievement gaps, testing and opting out, and legal challenges.

This episode focuses on the funding of New York’s schools. We visit a school in the Utica Central School District and speak with its superintendent as well as teachers. The program will also focus on the methods our state uses to finance education.

Guests who will join State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and host Susan Arbetter include:

  • Rochester School Board President Van Henri White
  • Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs professor John Yinger
  • Buffalo City School District Superintendent Kriner Cash

The show aims to give stakeholders across New York State a better understanding of education issues.  Connect: NY is produced by WCNY (Syracuse, NY), and WSKG TV will air this education series throughout 2016.

This episode of Connect: NY will air on WSKG TV March 21, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. It will also air on on WSQX Radio at noon on March 26, 2016.