Higher Ed


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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Tue March 25, 2014
Education Funding

Last minute push for school aid amid voter dissatisfaction

Originally published on Tue March 25, 2014 9:22 am

Actress Cynthia Nixon speaks at an event in Albany in early June 2013. (file photo)
Karen Dewitt WRVO

Education funding advocates, including actress Cynthia Nixon, made a last-minute pitch for extra money for schools in the state budget. Meanwhile, a new poll finds many New Yorkers think the quality of education in the state is deteriorating.

"Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon has a child entering college as well as one in kindergarten. She says Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s education policies in New York have increased inequality and led to two separate school systems within public schools, one for the rich and one for the poor.

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Thu March 20, 2014
Higher Ed

SUNY-IT in Utica and Albany's nanoscale campus set to merge

Construction of the Nano Utica complex on the campus of SUNY-IT in Utica in October.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

New York's public university system is merging two of its campuses. SUNY's polytechnic college will merge will its nano-technology school in 2015.

The merger comes after the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering broke off of the University at Albany last year. CNSE has been the darling of SUNY system since its creation in 2004. Though small, it’s attracted millions in private investment.

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Wed March 19, 2014
Higher Ed

3D printing: New York NOW

3D Print story begins at 19:50

SUNY New Paltz hopes to redefine itself as the center for the next manufacturing revolution, changing the way we think about what we can make and how. The university recently opened the MakerBot Innovation Lab Center devoted to 3D printing technology. The goal is to link the worlds of science and technology with the creativity of fine arts.

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Fri March 7, 2014
College Prep

Smartphone apps aim to help low-income students college prep


A Buffalo charter school leader has created several mobile apps that aim to break down roadblocks for low-income and first generation college bound students. The apps help students find the best college for their career goals and financial situation.

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