Higher Ed


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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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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