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.

The two year program would allow high school juniors and seniors to take classes at the SUNY Adirondack campus for college credit – and to prepare for careers in manufacturing.

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Governor 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.

Commission chair and former Citigroup executive Dick Parsons says school days and the school year should be longer, and children from disadvantaged backgrounds should begin their education with all day pre kindergarten.


A nationwide effort to help close the digital divide is coming to Rochester: Hélène Biandudi from WXXI news reports.

Many low-income families in the Rochester City School District, who don’t have high-speed Internet at home, could soon get it, at a discount. It’s part of a pilot program launched by national non-profit, Connect2Compete

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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.

But this year, administrators in Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) tried to tackle the problem in a new way – by sending some of its teachers to summer school.

“I haven’t been in a lab in 43 years,” says Susan Wade, a BPS science teacher.

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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.

From day one, they offer new parents help, including home visits, and offer assistance on nutrition or with post-partum depression, whatever might come up.

And according to Ken Robin, a researcher at University at Albany, the project is proving successful. Robin analyzed the data collected once the project’s first group of kindergarteners had reached school age.