Category: Education

HWS says they have contacted Ontario County DA’s office over Zoom Bombing this week

HWS says they have contacted Ontario County DA’s office over Zoom Bombing this week

Earlier this week a Zoom meeting hosted by Hobart Student Government and William Smith Congress was abruptly interrupted and cut short. The meeting had been ‘Zoom Bombed’. “Racial slurs were uttered and a swastika was drawn on the screen,” an email to ... MORE
SUNY enrollment down 6% this fall, brings decline over last decade to 16%

SUNY enrollment down 6% this fall, brings decline over last decade to 16%

The Coronavirus Pandemic has had a big impact on colleges across the state. However, even SUNY schools were adversely effected by the pandemic. Data recently published by the D&C shows that enrollment declined 6% for the fall semester. Meanwhile, the decline over ... MORE
Cancel student loan debt? Lawmaker pushes to eliminate up to $50K per borrower

Will Congress cancel student loans? Lawmakers push for up to $50K in relief

Senator Chuck Schumer announced a plan on Thursday to immediately cancel upwards of $50,000 in student loan debt per student, as the financial fallout of the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to mount. Nearly 2.4 million New Yorkers owe approximately $89.5 billion in federal ... MORE
NYSUT files lawsuit against New York over reductions in school aid as districts face financial crisis

NYSUT files lawsuit against New York over reductions in school aid as districts face financial crisis

New York State United Teachers announced it has filed a lawsuit against the state over reductions in state school aid for districts across New York, seeking the release of money withheld in July, August and September and an injunction against future withholding ... MORE
Contact tracing efforts underway after worker at Auburn elementary school tests positive for COVID-19

Contact tracing efforts underway after worker at Auburn elementary school tests positive for COVID-19

Officials in Cayuga County say a member of the Owasco Elementary School staff has tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The person did not have any contact with students, according to public health officials. They said in an update that ... MORE
SUNY Chancellor Malatras visits Cortland campus over the weekend, endorsing plan to ramp-up testing

SUNY Chancellor Malatras visits Cortland campus over the weekend, endorsing plan to ramp-up testing

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras met with SUNY Cortland leadership on campus over the weekend and endorsed the university’s plan to ramp up surveillance testing and strengthen measures to stop its spread. SUNY Cortland will begin pooled surveillance testing on Wednesday, Sept. 16, ... MORE
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Daycare providers play role of teacher in situations where students aren’t in school all week

Daycare slots filling up fast as they serve as teachers when students aren’t at school

Daycare centers across the state are adjusting to help children with online learning. It’s not an entirely new concept for daycare providers, but the stakes are different now that districts have real expectations for what outcomes will be this year. “I’m just ... MORE
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SUNY Brockport suspends wrestling program after COVID policy violations

SUNY Brockport suspends wrestling program after COVID policy violations

SUNY Brockport has suspended its wrestling program pending the outcome of several investigations due to potential COVID-19 policy violations. A pair of wrestling education classes have also been cancelled, according to News10NBC. The news came this past week, when officials on campus ... MORE
What can the release of Neuralink’s new chip mean for education?

What can the release of Neuralink’s new chip mean for education?

The majority of people might not have heard of Neuralink yet. It’s a project that has been staying relatively under that radar for quite some time now. Yet, its ambitions go above and beyond anything humanity has ever seen. It is an ... MORE
Education
After horror stories at Oneonta, new SUNY position will watch how colleges handle quarantine, COVID reposnse

After horror stories at Oneonta, new SUNY position will watch how colleges handle quarantine, COVID reposnse

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras says the state’s university system is going to hire for a new position, which will report back to Albany on conditions at colleges around the state. This as stories surface around college campuses about quarantine dorms, parites, and ... MORE
HWS sees rise in cases of Coronavirus as students return to class

HWS sees rise in cases of Coronavirus as students return to class

Leaders at Hobart and William Smith Colleges say 104 students are quarantined or in isolation after a rash of positive COVID-19 tests on the Geneva campus. As of Tuesday evening, the Colleges had 18 active cases of the virus. “On Sunday, we ... MORE
NYSUT says it’s preparing lawsuit if state follows through on withholding, or cutting aid by 20%

NYSUT says it’s preparing lawsuit if state follows through on withholding, or cutting aid by 20%

Legal action is being prepared as students head back to school. New York State United Teachers, or NYSUT, decried state cuts to education and called on the Legislature and Governor to take immediate steps to stop 20% reductions in aid for school ... MORE
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BACK TO SCHOOL: Zielinski talks reopening strategy in South Seneca (podcast)

“Teachers love to teach, and that’s what they want to do,” Zielinski said during a conversation with FingerLakes1.com. He says that for the volume of concerns that have been raised about reopening — as well as learning models — administrators and teachers ... MORE
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BACK TO SCHOOL: Dr. Terranova discusses Victor’s plan for reopening (podcast)

It starts and ends with relationships. That is the takeaway we were left with from our conversation with Dr. Tim Terranova, superintendent of the Victor Central School District. “Education starts and ends with relationships,” he explained during a conversation on The Debrief’s ... MORE
Statewide COVID tracker for SUNY campuses goes live over holiday weekend

Statewide COVID tracker for SUNY campuses goes live over holiday weekend

Over the holiday weekend Governor Andrew Cuomo and Chancellor Jim Malatras announced the launch of a SUNY system-wide COVID-19 case tracker dashboard. The centralized dashboard will provide real time, up-to-date information on COVID-19 cases, testing, and quarantine and isolation space availability across ... MORE