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JOINING FORCES: Cayuga Community College, Le Moyne sign landmark transfer agreement

JOINING FORCES: Cayuga Community College, LeMoyne
It’s all about creating more opportunities. Cayuga Community College President Dr. Brian Durant and Le Moyne College President Dr. Linda LeMura signed a formal agreement enhancing opportunities for Cayuga students to further their education at the prestigious four-year college in Syracuse. The transfer agreement allows accomplished Cayuga students graduating from one of a dozen Associate of Science or Associate of... more

School officials and law enforcement investigate threat made by student at Mynderse Academy

School officials and law enforcement investigate threat made by student at Mynderse Academy
According to Seneca Falls Central School District Superintendent Bob McKeveny, district administration, the Seneca Falls Police Department and Mynderse Academy’s school resource officer worked collaboratively on Tuesday to address and investigate potential threatening comments made by a student at the high school. Through the course of the investigation it was determined there was no credible threat to the safety and... more

Auburn elementary school placed on lockout after suicidal threat from parent

Auburn elementary school placed on lockout after suicidal threat from parent
An Auburn elementary school was placed on a short lockout Monday afternoon. The lockout was put in place after the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office reported that a parent of a student at Herman Avenue Elementary School was making suicidal threats and officials believed the child could be in danger, Auburn Police Department Sgt. Greg Dann said. The lockout was initiated... more

National Public Radio Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez to be featured guest at Wells College’s 150th Anniversary Kickoff

National Public Radio Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez to be featured guest at Wells College’s 150th Anniversary Kickoff
Wells College’s gala 150th anniversary celebration weekend will kick off this Thursday, Oct. 18th, with a panel discussion featuring Claudio Sanchez, renowned National Public Radio (NPR) education correspondent. The event will take place from 4:30PM to 6PM in Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall, on the Wells College campus. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Sanchez, who regularly contributes to... more

Former HWS president embraces new role as CEO of Sigma Pi Phi

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Roughly six months after he resigned, the former president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges is embracing his new position as CEO and chairman of Sigma Pi Phi, the nation’s first black fraternity. Since leaving his post at the Colleges, Greg Vincent said he has made revisions to his dissertation to preserve his doctoral degree after finding out that some... more

New policy on relationships across all SUNY campuses

New policy on relationships across all SUNY campuses
According to the Albany Times Union, the SUNY Board of Trustees approved a system-wide policy this week, and it directly impacts sexual and romantic relationships on all SUNY campuses. The policy restricts relationships between students and faculty and imposes disclosure requirements for relationships between staff members of unequal power. The policy also calls on schools to train staff members and students on... more

Geneva mom takes action after daughter bullied at school

Geneva mom takes action after daughter bullied at school
It was a step Courtney Fowler said she didn’t want to take. Frustrated with what she claimed was a lack of action by the City School District in response to allegations that her middle school daughter was being bullied by another student, the Geneva mother took to Facebook, where she posted a video recounting her version of events. “This child... more

Keuka College’s Elizabeth Lambert earns National Honor for Achievement in Student Success

Keuka College’s Elizabeth Lambert earns National Honor for Achievement in Student Success
Keuka College Dean of Student Engagement and Success Elizabeth Lambert has been honored by a national organization for her contributions to student success. EAB, a best-practices collaborative of some 1,400 partners that assists and advises educators, has named Dean Lambert as the winner of its Visionary Leadership Award, one of five 2018 Student Success Collaborative Awards. The honor was announced... more

CCC board approves agreement for Falcon Park turf project

CCC board approves agreement for Falcon Park turf project
The Cayuga Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved an agreement that will allow the college to rent the field at Falcon Park from the city of Auburn for several of its men’s and women’s athletic teams. The agreement stipulates that the city will be responsible for paying for and overseeing a project to install a turf field at Falcon... more

Seneca County Sheriff holds another Citizens Police Academy

Seneca County Sheriff holds another Citizens Police Academy
Sheriff Tim Luce has announced that the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is holding its second annual Citizens Police Academy this November. The purpose of the academy is to give citizens of Seneca County a better understanding about law enforcement and how the Sheriff’s Office works within the community. The academy will consist of four Thursday night sessions in November running... more

Naples school project on schedule

Naples school project on schedule
The second phase of a $10 million project at Naples Central School is moving forward and on schedule. Groundbreaking for footers and foundations for a new bus garage is expected this fall. In preparation for the new garage, site work is taking place on nearly four acres of former vineyard that was purchased for the project behind the northwest corner... more

Cayuga County-area standardized test refusal rates below state average

Cayuga County-area standardized test refusal rates below state average
More students took standardized tests in New York state last spring, a trend seen in most, but not all, Cayuga County-area schools. Data released by the state Education Department last week shows the overall percentage of eligible third-grade through eighth grade-students classified as refusing to take the tests decreased from 19 percent in 2017 to 18 percent in 2018. Those... more

Auburn schools to hold forums for potential capital project

Auburn schools to hold forums for potential capital project
The Auburn Enlarged City School District Board of Education will make its case for a proposed capital project to the community through open forums. The board decided at its meeting Tuesday night to hold events to present its potential project to community members and talk about why the possible changes involved would be needed. Approximately $43.7 million is currently set to... more

NYSUT launches campaign focused on combating teacher shortages

NYSUT launches campaign focused on combating teacher shortages
Teacher shortages are a worry throughout New York and the state's teachers union is doing something about it. New York State Teachers United recently launched the 'Take a Look at Teaching' campaign. They believe there's a few key factors leading to the shortages. Among them, they cite declining enrollment in teacher education programs and an aging demographic with 1/3rd of... more

Union members renew opposition to 8 a.m. Cayuga Community College board meetings

Union members renew opposition to 8 a.m. Cayuga Community College board meetings
Union members continued to express concerns about possible restrictions to attending Cayuga Community College Board of Trustees’ monthly meetings in light of the college’s new meeting time change. The board approved a resolution last month to alter the meeting time from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. At the new morning time Thursday, Lorelee Lardear, typist and switchboard operator for CCC’s Fulton campus... more

Child Safety Car Seat Check Event

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On Saturday, September 29th, 2018, from 9AM-3PM, the Seneca Falls Police Department, in cooperation with the Waterloo Police Department, will be hosting an annual Child Safety Car Seat check at the Seneca Falls Police Department, 130 Ovid Street, Seneca Falls, NY. Anyone with a car seat wishing to have the police check to ensure their seats are correctly installed or... more

Victor taxpayers approve turf field repair referendum

Victor taxpayers approve turf field repair referendum
Taxpayers on the Victor Central School District have overwhelmingly approved a turf field repair project. Voters approved the 2018 Capital Project Turf Referendum, 318-85. The district was looking to use $500,000 in residual funds from the capital project to repair the aging turf field. The district said there would be no tax rate impact for citizens. Read more from 13WHAM.com more
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