Higher Ed


Fri March 20, 2015
Higher Ed

SUNY schools ask for state investment

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 8:33 am

Several WNY SUNY presidents appeared at Buffalo State.

Leaders of Western New York SUNY campuses are calling on the New York State Legislature to 'Invest in SUNY'. They're urging state lawmakers to create a new, SUNY 'Investment Fund' that would help pay for faculty pay raises and offer predicable tuition. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says as more students are faced with poverty, this could key in securing their college education.


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Mon March 16, 2015
Higher Ed

Encouraging students to follow in STEM careers

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 12:03 pm

Waterfront School students helped kick-off Science Week with the Mayor and other higher education leaders to promote STEM.

Buffalo Public School students are being encouraged to consider future careers in STEM.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says higher education continues collaborating with the local school community. 

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Tue March 3, 2015
Higher Ed

Hundreds of teachers rally in Albany

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 4:41 am

Teachers voiced their thoughts on Governor Cuomo's education reforms on Monday.

Hundreds of teachers are rallied at the State Capitol late Monday, saying they are calling out Cuomo for what they say is his anti-public school agenda.

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Wed February 11, 2015
Higher Ed

GED switch deters some test-takers

New York replaced the GED with the TASC test last year. Both exams give students the equivalent of a high school diploma.
Credit Credit The TASC Test/via Facebook


Results are in for the first year of New York’s new replacement for the GED. The new test aims to lower costs and gradually phases in national Common Core standards.

New York replaced the GED because the test’s price tag was set to double this year. The new test gives students the same credentials – the equivalent of a high school diploma. Statewide pass rates are down by four percent after the switch, compared to 2012. The number of test-takers also fell by half.

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Mon January 19, 2015
Higher Ed

More details of Obama community college plan expected in SOTU

Credit http://www.sunybroome.edu/

Earlier this month, President Obama said he wants to give all students, regardless of income, two free years of community college.

“Right here, right now, I’m going to announce one of my most important State of the Union proposals,” he said in a speech at Pellissippi State Community College on January 9, “And that’s helping every American afford a higher education.”

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