Higher Ed


Wed June 25, 2014
Higher Ed

New program seeks to prepare students for manufacturing careers

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 3:53 pm

Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy.

A new program has been created to prepare students for careers in advanced manufacturing. Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy was in Buffalo Wednesday to announce the plan to create an advanced manufacturing early college program at Burgard High School.

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Tue June 10, 2014
Common Core

Higher Ed forms coalition to support Common Core

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 9:32 am

7TH Grade Common Core work book

With all the recent uproar over the Common Core Standards  - higher education -  for the most part has remained quiet.  But Tuesday that changed as 200-colleges in 33-states announced the new Higher Education for Higher Standards Coalition.

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Tue June 10, 2014
Student Loans

Schumer says order to lower student loan payments “lifts weight” off New Yorkers backs

Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 9:26 am

Sen. Charles Schumer discusses President Obama's student loan executive order during a stop in Buffalo Monday.

President Obama signed an executive order Monday allowing borrowers to cap their student loan payments at 10 percent of their income. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says the action will help relieve the debt burden for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers.

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Thu June 5, 2014

Academy wants to hijack kids' computer time for rocking out

“Some things are better taught outside the school system.”

Paul Green isn’t a professional educator but he’s made music education his life.

The 41-year-old is the founder and owner Paul Green Rock Academy where kids age 8 to 18 learn to rock.

The performance-based music school just outside of Woodstock in the town of Saugerties, New York.

Since 1997, the Academy has been teaching kids to play instruments and play together.

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Wed March 26, 2014
School Segregation

Upstate schools showing high levels of segregation along race, class lines finds UCLA report


New York’s school system is the most segregated in the nation and upstate metropolitan areas show Black and Latino students have been concentrated in increasingly segregated schools since 1989.

That's the outcome of a new report from UCLA's Civil rights Project, "New York state's Extreme School Segregation: Inequality, Inaction and a Damaged Future."

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