Higher Ed


Mon September 8, 2014

Literacy tutoring goes mobile and other notes on Literacy Day

Originally published on Mon September 8, 2014 5:17 pm

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The level of adult illiteracy in Onondaga County has held steady at just above the national average for the past several years. Nearly 1-in-5 adults in central New York can’t read and write beyond an elementary school level.

But it’s not all immigrants taking up English as a second language. There are just has many adults who graduated high school but could never read as well as they should.

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Wed September 3, 2014
Higher Ed

Ground broken on $70 million BU tech complex to foster interdisciplinary research

Credit Monica Sandreczki/WSKG


Binghamton University is in the first stages of constructing the new home to its physics and chemistry departments. But it’s more than Bunsen burners and good ventilation.

Case and point: Wei Zhao. She’s in year three of a PhD program in chemistry. At the groundbreaking event for the Innovative Technologies Complex last week, Zhao explained she’s doing research that could one day change the way cell phones are made.

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Fri August 8, 2014
Higher Ed

School funding advocates say budget surplus should go to schools

Originally published on Fri August 8, 2014 7:31 am

Billy Easton, with Alliance for Quality Education, explains report showing schools are underfunded by billions of dollars
Karen DeWitt/WRVO News

Education funding advocates say they have a use for the recently announced $4.2 billion state surplus. They say schools in New York, particularly the state’s poorest schools, could really use the money.

The Alliance for Quality Education’s Billy Easton says New York has fallen far behind in carrying out an order issued eight years ago form the state’s highest court saying schools, particularly the poorest districts,  deserve billions of dollars more in state funding each year.

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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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