Category: Education

HWS officials believe classes can resume this fall on campus

HWS officials believe classes can resume this fall on campus

– By Gabriel Pietrorazio President Joyce P. Jacobsen recently sent a letter to students, faculty, and staff at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, claiming that resuming in person and on-campus coursework is becoming increasingly attainable as New York State slowly starts to ... MORE
Will college resume in the fall? SUNY union lays out what its calling for this year

Will college resume in the fall? SUNY union lays out what its calling for this year

What will college campuses look like when they return in the fall? The union that represents SUNY employees has a new set of guidelines. Those include mandatory and recurring virus testing for everyone on campus, contact tracing, isolation measures and social distancing ... MORE
High school students can get up to 100% off summer class tuition at FLCC

High school students can get up to 100% off summer class tuition at FLCC

Rising high school juniors and seniors and homeschooled students can now get up to 100 percent off tuition for Finger Lakes Community College summer classes through the Early College Scholars program. Early College Scholars allows students who have not yet graduated high ... MORE
Q&A with school board candidates from the Geneva City School District

Q&A with school board candidates from the Geneva City School District

– By Gabriel Pietrorazio Editor’s Note: Candidates’ answers were not edited or modified in any way. They were published, as received, by the newsroom. Candidates were informed prior to answering the questions that all answers would be published unedited. Why are you ... MORE
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Q&A with school board candidates from the Canandaigua City School District

– By Gabriel Pietrorazio Editor’s Note: Candidates’ answers were not edited or modified in any way. They were published, as received, by the newsroom. Candidates were informed prior to answering the questions that all answers would be published unedited. Why are you ... MORE
Q&A with school board candidates from the Auburn Enlarged City School District

Q&A with school board candidates from the Auburn Enlarged City School District

– By Gabriel Pietrorazio Editor’s Note: Candidates’ answers were not edited or modified in any way. They were published, as received, by the newsroom. Candidates were informed prior to answering the questions that all answers would be published unedited. Why are you ... MORE
Spending increase, half-dozen new buses proposed by BOE in Geneva district despite pandemic, massive financial unknowns (video)

Spending increase, half-dozen new buses proposed by BOE in Geneva district despite pandemic, massive financial unknowns (video)

– By Gabriel Pietrorazio With nearly a dozen on-call, last night’s Geneva City School District public budget hearing brought forth their plan as the Board of Education overviewed the proposed 2020-21 school budget and supplemental propositions for this year’s absentee ballot-only vote.  ... MORE
CDC makes intense recommendations about social distance, student confinement to classrooms for fall

CDC makes intense recommendations about social distance, student confinement to classrooms for fall

New guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control outline what steps might be necessary for school to resume in the fall. The guidelines include maintaining six feet of distance between desks, maintaining similar distance on buses, students eating pre-packaged meals for ... MORE
Previewing BOE races in Auburn, Canandaigua, and Geneva as future of education remains uncertain in NYS

Previewing BOE races in Auburn, Canandaigua, and Geneva as future of education remains uncertain in NYS

– By Gabriel Pietrorazio This week FingerLakes1.com contacted all of the candidates who are seeking election to their respective school boards in the cities of Auburn, Canandaigua and Geneva, asking each of them to complete a questionnaire about why they’re running for ... MORE
Dr. Patricia Garcia named next superintendent of Geneva City School District

Dr. Patricia Garcia named next superintendent of Geneva City School District

– By Josh Durso The Geneva City School District has a new superintendent. The lengthy search concluded with the selection of Dr. Patricia Garcia, who will assume the role on July 1st. Dr. Garcia brings more than 30 years of educational experience, ... MORE
HWS plans furloughs, pay reductions amid uncertain future on campus

HWS plans furloughs, pay reductions amid uncertain future on campus

– By Josh Durso A letter to the campus community and staff written by Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Joyce P. Jacobsen outlines the steps they are taking to address significant budget questions heading into the 2020-21 academic year. “Moving forward ... MORE
Auburn schools only make minor cuts, even though extent of financial damage caused by pandemic unclear

Auburn school board proposes budget that includes minor cuts, even though financial loss to COVID-19 could be severe

The Auburn School District Board of Education approved a budget during a three-hour meeting on Tuesday. Finger Lakes News Radio reports that the budget includes a reduction in staff, and a $1.7 million gap that was covered through those efforts. Superintendent Jeff ... MORE
Colleges planning for unique, on-campus experience this fall in response to COVID-19

Colleges planning for unique, on-campus experience this fall in response to COVID-19

Local colleges are planning for a fall semester. Even if they are a little uncertain about what it looks like compared to the ‘norm’. Nazareth College is aiming for an on-campus semester. Last week, Cornell University announced that they would have an ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: How Wells College could shut down by the fall (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: How Wells College could shut down by the fall (podcast)

– By Josh Durso Earlier this week we sat down with Dr. Jonathan Gibralter, president of Wells College in Aurora, New York. Last week, he made headlines with a letter plainly stating that if the College cannot welcome back students in the ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: NYCC students left wondering when licensing exam can be completed in New York (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: NYCC students left wondering when licensing exam can be completed in New York (podcast)

– By Josh Durso The senior class set to graduate this summer at New York Chiropractic College was dealt a major blow on Wednesday, May 6th when student representatives learned that the college in Seneca Falls would not host a mandatory, required ... MORE