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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: McKeveney, Clingerman talk transition at Seneca Falls CSD

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: McKeveney, Clingerman talk transition at Seneca Falls CSD
What does the future of education look like in Seneca Falls? This year the Seneca Falls Central School District is undergoing a leadership change. Jeramy Clingerman will become superintendent of schools this summer, as longtime leader Bob McKeveny ends his career. The two were in-studio for a wide-ranging conversation about the transition process, and the future of education broadly. . more

Victor names interim superintendent

Victor names interim superintendent
The Victor Board of Education has appointed an interim superintendent to lead the school district while searching for a permanent successor to Superintendent Dawn Santiago-Marullo, who is retiring in July. Veteran educator Dennis Ford was appointed Thursday night to the position while a search process continues. Ford brings 45 years of education experience to Victor, including seven years as a... more

REDUCE bill would encourage universities to address cost to students

REDUCE bill would encourage universities to address cost to students
Last week, Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) introduced the Reducing Excessive Debt and Unfair Costs of Education (REDUCE) Act to encourage universities to lower costs for all eligible students, regardless of their economic background. The REDUCE Act also increases transparency in how colleges are spending their money to encourage public pressure on universities to lower the cost of education that has... more

Senate approves bill for sex abuse education in schools

Senate approves bill for sex abuse education in schools
A bill that would require sex abuse education in schools was unanimously approved in the Democratic-led state Senate. The measure, backed by Sens. Shelley Mayer and Alessandra Biaggi, is been backed by advocates who were involved in the Child Victims Act, a bill approved earlier this that makes it easier for abuse survivors to file lawsuits. “The unanimous vote in... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Steve Keeler on the future of media in Finger Lakes (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Steve Keeler on the future of media in Finger Lakes
What does the future of media – in all forms – look like in the years to come? To answer that question, we sit down with one of the individuals who is educating and developing the next-generation of talent. Steve Keeler, Director of the Media and Telecommunications Programs at Cayuga Community College, was in-studio talking about it. Keeler also serves... more

Wayne Central voters send strong message as investigation concludes

Wayne Central voters send strong message as investigation concludes
With the hearings on the removal of two School Board members completed two weeks ago, the Board of Education at Wayne Central School District awaits an outcome. The Board made the following statement at the conclusion of the proceedings. “As of today, the proceedings relative to the possible removal of two Board of Education Members have concluded. The process the... more

Geneva lacrosse coaches placed on administrative leave

Geneva lacrosse coaches placed on administrative leave
The Geneva Varsity Lacrosse team competed on Friday without two key components of their head coaching staff. Long-time head coach L.J. Russell and Assistant Head Coach Brian Travis were placed on administrative leave this week, pending an internal investigation. Heather Swanson confirmed that information via email on behalf of the district. It’s unclear what led to the investigation. The varsity... more

James calls for student loan forgiveness for disabled vets

James calls for student loan forgiveness for disabled vets
Attorney General Letitia James on Friday backed a nationally effort by attorneys general around the country to urge the student loan forgiveness for veterans who have become permanent disabled due to their military service. Fifty-one attorneys general backed the proposal, urging the Department of Education in a letter to back the loan forgiveness ahead of Memorial Day. “Our veterans put... more

Most projects to be ready for new school year in Penn Yan

Most projects to be ready for new school year in Penn Yan
The Penn Yan Central School capital project is more than 52 percent complete, and most of the project will be done in time for the school year opening in September. The completion of the new bus garage, anticipated for October, will spell the completion of the entire $15.2 million project, which was approved by voters in 2016. Some staff and... more

Canandaigua, HFL students talk lackluster lunches at school

Canandaigua, HFL students dish on lackluster lunches
When a Canandaigua Academy student posted a picture of the moldy pudding that came with her school lunch to the Canandaigua 2020 Facebook page, she informed those in the group that she had seen little action from cafeteria officials. “I asked them when they replace the cups and they replied with we dont until we need more. They also told... more

NY legislation would require Epipen training for teachers

NY legislation would require Epipen training for teachers
A legislative proposal in New York would require new teachers to complete training on how to use an EpiPen if a student suffers a severe allergic attack. The bill, pending in the Democrat-led state Legislature, is intended to use free, quick training sessions to ensure teachers can administer auto injectors in the event of an emergency. It's one of three... more

No questions for officials at Auburn school district 2019-20 budget forum

No questions for officials at Auburn school district 2019-20 budget forum
Not a single audience member asked questions at the 2019-20 Auburn school budget hearing Tuesday. More than 10 members of the public attended the budget hearing at Auburn High School's library. Community members will be able to vote on the budget May 21. The district is set for a proposed 2.23% tax levy increase, compliant with the district's tax cap... more

Cato-Meridian school board candidates discuss plans

Cato-Meridian school board candidates discuss plans
Cato-Meridian Central School District Board of Education hopefuls debated issues and made their arguments at a candidate forum and district budget hearing Monday night. Kathleen Bratt, the board vice president, Kristin Cox, Timothy Hulbert and Nicholas Schmitt are aiming for three open three-year positions. The candidates spoke in front of over 25 people. The Citizen: Read More more

Perspective: How to minimize student loan debt

Perspective: How to minimize student loan debt
Let’s continue our discussion of what many have termed “The Student Loan Debt Crisis.” I happen to like that characterization, because it’s scary enough to get more and more parents, high school counselors and students themselves to focus on the need today to do a cost/benefit analysis when it comes to a college education. The more Americans hear about the... more

More millennials are living at home than at any other time this century

More millennials are living at home than at any other time this century
Due to student loan debt, rising rents and stagnant wages, more millennials are living at home with their parents than at any other point this century. More than one in five adults, or 22 percent of millennial Americans, are either staying home or returning to childhood bedrooms, according to Zillow. That number has been increasing steadily for the past two... more

Katko jumps on-board with Warren for student loan debt bill

Katko jumps on-board with Warren for student loan debt bill
U.S. Rep. John Katko doesn’t agree with Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on much, but they’re allies on a bill to address student loan debt. The proposed legislation, the Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act, would change federal law and allow student loan debt to be discharged through the bankruptcy process. The Citizen: Read More more

Canandaigua school district discusses $76.4M budget plan

Canandaigua school district discusses $76.4M budget plan
School leaders tackled the nuts and bolts of a proposed $76.4 million budget for 2019-2020 at Thursday’s Breakfast & Business event, hosted by the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce. Canandaigua City School Superintendent Jamie Farr and Assistant Superintendent of Business Matt Fitch were at New York Kitchen May 9 to share the district’s vision, initiatives and the dollars and cents needed... more
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