Higher Ed


Mon December 8, 2014
Higher Ed

Assembly hearing to feature push for more part-time student aid

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 11:07 am

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Later this week an Assembly committee will hold a hearing on improving access to financial aid for college students. One of the issues will be better access for part-time community college students, who are the fastest growing group.

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Mon November 24, 2014
Higher Ed

Open Textbooks Help Students Cut Costs

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 9:47 am

Courtney O'Hagen's psychology class is using an open textbook through Carnegie Mellon University's Open Learning Initiative.

College students in the U.S. average $1,200 in textbook costs per year. This month SUNY took steps to cut that cost with its Affordable Learning Solutions program.

Courtney O’Hagen is a SUNY Broome psychology professor with a common problem: her students don’t read their textbook. But recently O’Hagen realized they’re not reading it because they’re not buying it.

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Tue November 4, 2014
Higher Ed

Schools Search for Lasting Technology Investments

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 7:22 pm

Cameron Burbank gets ready to record a student concert with equipment from Ithaca High School's production lab.

The Smart Schools Bond Act on the ballot this November could provide needed technology upgrades for schools. Some worry, though, that equipment bought with the funds will become outdated too quickly. As voters decide whether to approve the proposal, area schools are looking for technology investments that last.

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Mon October 20, 2014
Higher Ed

New diploma options for student career paths; CTE, STEM or Arts

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 9:42 am

Student in a Western New York classroom.

The New York State Board of Regents has cleared the way for a new career pathways for high school students aimed at improving graduation rates. 

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Fri October 17, 2014
Higher Ed

SU revokes invitation to visiting photographer over Ebola fears

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 5:30 pm

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
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Updated, 4:19 p.m. with statement Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham:

An award-winning Washington Post photographer who has covered the Ebola virus in West Africa says Syracuse University is caving to the "hysteria" of the virus by canceling his visit to campus this weekend.

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