Category: Education

Broadband access study left off Cuomo’s budget after promising equity to all New Yorkers

Broadband access study left off Cuomo’s budget after promising equity to all New Yorkers

A proposal to ensure that students across New York have equal access to broadband has been scrapped. It was supposed to be included in the 2021 budget, in light of remote learning- and the expectation that in some degree- digital expectations would ... MORE
Community colleges across New York face uncertain future, enrollment declines of upwards of 50%

Community colleges across New York face uncertain future, enrollment declines of upwards of 50%

Community colleges across New York State are in trouble. A new report by the New York Public Interest Research Group finds that the cost of tuition at these institutions has gone up dramatically, and could be prohibitive. “In some cases, tuition exceeds ... MORE
School leaders frustrated with remote learning, looming standardized tests this spring

School leaders frustrated with remote learning, looming standardized tests this spring

What’s next for schools? With controversy swirling around Gov. Andrew Cuomo- much of the focus that was on reopening K-12 schools has been temporarily forgotten in Albany. That said, communities in the Finger Lakes and Central New York continue to push for ... MORE
REPORT: Finger Lakes schools were able to remain open, infection-free thanks to safety measures

REPORT: Finger Lakes schools were able to remain open, infection-free thanks to safety measures

By collaborating to create local safety measures, K-12 schools across the Finger Lakes region were able to remain open and secure for students during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released today. Issued by the Finger Lakes Reopening Schools Safely Task ... MORE
Cornell University researchers developing weather forecasting system

Cornell University researchers developing weather forecasting system

Partnering with community organizations, Cornell University researchers are developing and planning a hyperlocal weather forecasting system designed to improve winter-storm emergency response and enhance natural disaster coordination for New York state’s rural communities. Max Zhang, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will ... MORE
NYSUT leader says social distance standards ‘must not change’, pushing back on return to in-person learning

NYSUT leader says social distance standards ‘must not change’, pushing back on return to in-person learning

NYSUT President Andy Pallotta has issued a statement regarding the confusion over in-person instruction standards at schools across New York. NYSUT is a statewide union that has more than 600,000 members and represents teachers, human services, and health care workers at schools ... MORE
Lawmakers, school leaders say social distancing guidelines must be changed for return to in-person learning

Lawmakers, school leaders say social distancing guidelines must be changed for return to in-person learning

Sen. Pam Helming is joining other lawmakers in New York calling for the resumption of full-time, in-person learning at schools across the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said that he wants to see schools reopen as soon as possible. However, there has ... MORE
Administrators say they will need funding if school year is going to be extended into summer

Administrators say they will need funding if school year is going to be extended into summer

Could the school year be extended into summer in order to make up for lost time during the pandemic? What would happen in future years if the state went that route? While President Joe Biden sees it as an idea, some local ... MORE
School officials say students will learn remotely one more day in Victor

School officials say students will learn remotely one more day in Victor

Victor Central School District Superintendent said late-Sunday it would take one more day to get their buildings back online so that in-person learning could resume. Last week we brought you a story with parent feedback. While some were content with the way ... MORE
Some students return to class in Victor; district still dealing with fallout from ransomware attack

Some students return to class in Victor; district still dealing with fallout from ransomware attack

After the Victor Central School District spent days reeling from a malware/ransomware attack on its digital networks, in-person learning will resume for some. The news came late-Thursday, as officials announced that in-person learning would be open to the ECS and VPS Gold ... MORE
Parents voice frustration as Victor CSD continues to deal with ransomware attack

Parents voice frustration as Victor CSD continues to deal with ransomware attack

As the FBI and Homeland Security work with local officials at the Victor Central School District following a ransomware attack – parents have been dealing with the sudden change back to remote learning. A spokesperson for the district says that the recovery ... MORE
WHAT ARE THE ODDS: Fisher Professor Todd Harrison on sports betting among young people (podcast)

WHAT ARE THE ODDS: Fisher Professor Todd Harrison on sports betting among young people (podcast)

Super Bowl Weekend is coming; and this week on the show the Finger Lakes Problem Gambling Resource Center is focusing a conversation on Sports Betting and Problem Gambling. Sarah, who you heard in an earlier episode of What Are The Odds, talks ... MORE
FBI, Homeland Security now involved in Victor CSD investigation: Most classes w

FBI, Homeland Security now involved in Victor CSD investigation: Most classes won’t resume this week

Credit: 13WHAM-TV The closure of the Victor Central School District to in-person learning is continuing into Wednesday. The district’s schools have not been able to connect to the internet or regain phone service. They were subject of a malware attack over the ... MORE
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Auburn school district says it desperately needs equitable state funding

Auburn school district says it desperately needs equitable state funding

The Auburn Enlarged City School District has been fighting, for years, to get the funding they need to keep moving forward. The pandemic is making matters worse. Board of Education member Danielle Wood told WSYR-TV that things are getting difficult. “When they ... MORE
“Graduation rates really miss one huge thing, and that’s the relationships”

“Graduation rates really miss one huge thing, and that’s the relationships”

Earlier this month the state’s Education Department released graduation rates for districts across the board. The news was good: Graduation rates ticked upward to 84.8% in New York State. It reflected a 1.4 percentage point increase from year prior. It also showed ... MORE