Category: Education

Geneva schools narrow search for superintendent to two candidates

Geneva schools narrow search for superintendent to two candidates

The Geneva City School District Board of Education has narrowed its list of Superintendent candidates to two.  The following candidates have been identified, according to officials: Patricia Garcia, Ph.D. – previous experience includes: Superintendent of Schools for Hempstead Public Schools, Superintendent of ... MORE
South Seneca CSD copes with long-term shutdown, as financial implications loom across NYS

South Seneca CSD copes with long-term shutdown, as financial implications loom across NYS

– By Josh Durso South Seneca Central School District is in the midst of an historic, long-term shutdown. The kind of which no one has any memory of experiencing – faculty or students. Superintendent Stephen Zielinski, who has led the district for ... MORE
HWS students rally around David Gage after reported termination of position

HWS students rally around David Gage after reported termination of position

Students galvanized around David Gage ’91, the director of International Student Affairs office at Hobart and William Smith Colleges who has reportedly been terminated from his position upon the conclusion of the 2020 spring semester ... MORE
Some teachers forced to continue in-person education; left weighing loss of wages or personal safety

Some teachers forced to continue in-person education; left weighing loss of wages or personal safety

It’s safe to say that right now, it’s a difficult time to be a teacher. It’s hard work year-round, but in particular, teachers are tasked with doing something they’ve never done before. To make matters worse, they’re doing it under circumstances that ... MORE
'GIVE STUDENTS REFUNDS': Colleges blasted for remote learning, refund policies

‘GIVE STUDENTS REFUNDS’: Colleges blasted for remote learning, refund policies

While college students are stuck at home because of the coronavirus, some are organizing online to support pass-fail learning in response to this disruption, even across upstate New York. Colleges both public and private have been mobilizing on the online petition platform ... MORE
Education issues in 2020

Education issues in 2020

Education is the foundation of any society but if it has various unresolved issues, that's problematic. Find out what these issues are here ... MORE
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Auburn superintendent goes to Albany, doubles-down on funding concerns for Upstate NY districts

Auburn superintendent goes to Albany, doubles-down on funding concerns for Upstate NY districts

Auburn City School District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo is back in Albany, hoping to help secure additional funding for schools across the state. “It does get frustrating,” he told Finger Lakes News Radio. “They know there’s an issue. It’s just how much can ... MORE
Crisis team formed at Corning Community College after programs unexpectedly dropped

Crisis team formed at Corning Community College after programs unexpectedly dropped

Faculty at Corning Community College are forming an emergency task force in response to the college’s move to cut several programs. The announcement comes after CCC said that at least five academic programs were being discontinued. In a release from The Professional ... MORE
SUNY schools pull 300 students from study abroad programs as coronavirus worsens

SUNY, CUNY schools suspend study abroad programs in several countries due to Coronavirus

During a briefing on the novel coronavirus, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the State University of New York’s and the City University of New York’s study abroad programs in China, Italy, Japan, Iran and South Korea have been suspended effective immediately ... MORE
Port Byron CSD Superintendent O’Brien will retire in 2021

Port Byron CSD Superintendent O’Brien will retire in 2021

By the end of 2021, the superintendent who has led the Port Byron Central School District since 2004 will retire. Neil O’Brien will retire in December 2021, as principal Mike Jorgensen succeeds him in the post. The Citizen reports that O’Brien took ... MORE
Schools will have to shut down for 24 hours for positive coronavirus test

Schools will have to shut down for 24 hours for positive coronavirus test

A new policy set forth by Governor Andrew Cuomo will require schools to shut down for 24 hours following a positive coronavirus test. The potential closures will allow officials to appropriately assess the situation and determine what needs to be done going ... MORE
Lawmakers push for statewide wellness policy for schools to promote nutrition, healthy lifestyles

Lawmakers push for statewide wellness policy for schools to promote nutrition, healthy lifestyles

Lawmakers in New York have introduced bills meant to create a first-in-the-nation wellness policy for schools, meant to promote nutrition and healthy lifestyles for students. The bill, which is backed by Senators Alessandra Biaggi and Robert Jackson come as part of an ... MORE
Skaneateles CSD has new superintendent, will start July 1st

Skaneateles CSD has new superintendent, will start July 1st

The Skaneateles Central School District has a new superintendent. Eric Knuth was selected by the Board of Education to lead the district after a lengthy search process. He will replace Lynda Quick, who resigned in 2019, and took a position in Rochester ... MORE
Tompkins County shuts down all schools until April 12th

Tompkins County shuts down all schools until April 12th

Tompkins County doesn’t have a confirmed case of the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean officials aren’t taking the problem seriously. The Ithaca Times reports that County Administrator Jason Molino has declared a state of emergency and all public schools ... MORE
Penn Yan, Dundee schools shut down as COVID-19 outbreak creates concern

Penn Yan, Dundee schools shut down as COVID-19 outbreak creates concern

School is out for several weeks in Yates County. Officials with the Penn Yan and Dundee school districts thanked the community for their patience as they worked through the quickly-evolving situation with COVID-19, or the Novel Coronavirus. “Although there have been no ... MORE