Category: Education

Excelsior Scholarship application portal opens up: Free tuition for most families at SUNY schools

Excelsior Scholarship application portal opens up: Free tuition for most families at SUNY schools

The Excelsior Scholarship application portal for prospective college students is open. The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other aid programs, allows eligible full-time students to attend a SUNY or CUNY two-year or four-year college tuition-free. “Given the economic impact families are facing throughout our ... MORE
Budget approved in Pal-Mac Central School District

Budget approved in Pal-Mac Central School District

Voters in the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District approved the 2021-22 district budget (330 yes votes to 81 no votes) on Tuesday, May 18. The budget totals $43,521,000 with a 1.69% tax levy increase. Voters also approved (347 yes votes to 63 no ... MORE
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Voters in South Seneca approve budget, elect BOE members

Voters in the South Seneca Central School District approved all budget items that were on the ballot on Tuesday. Here’s how it broke down: Expenditure Budget 267 Yes, 34 No (89%) Library Proposition 262 Yes, 38 No (87%) Bus Purchase Proposition 264 ... MORE
Geneva city school voters overwhelmingly approve budget

Geneva city school voters overwhelmingly approve budget

The Geneva City School District proposed budget passed with over 81 percent voter approval. Candidate Randall Grenier won election to one five-year term on the school board. “One of the greatest strengths of our district is the community support. Our families and ... MORE
John DeFazio will leave Rochester school district to join Geneva Middle School as principal

John DeFazio will leave Rochester school district to join Geneva Middle School as principal

A Rochester administrator will take the helm of Geneva Middle School on July 1. The Geneva City School District Board of Education appointed John DeFazio, currently an assistant principal in Rochester, as the new middle school principal. DeFazio has been an administrator ... MORE
Geneva city schools propose 1% tax increase in levy

Geneva city schools propose 1% tax increase in levy

The Geneva City School District will ask voters this year for a 1 percent increase to the tax levy. Tax levy cap law would have allowed the district to ask for an increase of up to 2 percent without super majority approval ... MORE
SUNY, CUNY students must have COVID vaccine by fall semester, or will not be eligible for in-person learning

SUNY, CUNY students must have COVID vaccine by fall semester, or will not be eligible for in-person learning

Students who want to return to full, in-person learning this fall at SUNY and CUNY schools will need to get the COVID-19 vaccine. That was the message from Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, who said that the State University of New York ... MORE
FLCC launches one-year viticulture certificate for quick path into career in wine, grape growing

FLCC launches one-year viticulture certificate for quick path into career in wine, grape growing

Finger Lakes Community College has launched a one-year viticulture certificate to provide a quicker path to a career in the growing wine and grape industry, particularly for adults who already have a college degree. ​The 29 credit-hour program consists of nine classes ... MORE
Canandaigua city school, FLCC leaders talk successes, challenges of pandemic

Canandaigua city school, FLCC leaders talk successes, challenges of pandemic

The Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce held a virtual panel discussion on the state of education this week- talking about lessons learned from the pandemic, the significant community support, and how those in education adapted. “Being an educator right now, I don’t know ... MORE
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State launches partnership with GetSetUp to offer classes for older adults

The New York State Office for the Aging announced a partnership with The Association on Aging in New York and GetSetUp, which will allow 50,000 classes for older adults. The GetSetUp curriculum and community are designed to decrease social isolation and promote ... MORE
Auburn HS student dies unexpectedly, crisis team mobilized for friends, faculty

Auburn HS student dies unexpectedly, crisis team mobilized for friends, faculty

The sudden passing of a student at the Auburn High School prompted a crisis team to be on-hand for other students and faculty. The announcement came by school officials, who did not release any more information about the circumstances leading to the ... MORE
Cornell says over 50% of on-campus population is vaccinated

Cornell says over 50% of on-campus population is vaccinated

Officials at Cornell University say more than half of its on-campus population has been vaccinated against COVID-19. The news comes as the University begins easing some restrictions for fully-vaccinated people. Those who are fully-vaccinated will no longer have to wear a mask ... MORE
Red Jacket schools staying in hybrid learning through end of school year

Red Jacket schools staying in hybrid learning through end of school year

Some students in the Red Jacket School District, which includes Manchester and Shortsville- will remain in hybrid learning model through the end of the year. That was the message from the district- who made the decision following a conversation with Ontario County ... MORE
SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Keuka College President Amy Storey (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Keuka College President Amy Storey talks pandemic, higher education (podcast)

For area colleges the last 12 months have been incredibly complicated. There were shutdowns, reopenings, contact tracing, testing, and now vaccination- all on top of running an academic institution. This week we caught up Keuka College President Amy Storey to talk about ... MORE
Eight candidates running for three open seats on Auburn school board

Eight candidates running for three open seats on Auburn school board

There are eight people running for seats that will come open at the end of the year on the Auburn school board. The Citizen reports that eight people are pursuing three seats that are up for re-election. Each carries a three-year term ... MORE
Auburn superintendent says COVID cases not connected to school activity

Auburn superintendent says COVID cases not connected to school activity

Auburn Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo isn’t concerned about a recent uptick in cases of COVID-19 in Cayuga County. He told Finger Lakes News Radio that spread isn’t happening inside buildings. Rather he believes the spread is occurring outside the district’s buildings. Pirozzolo says ... MORE
Watkins Glen graduation moved to Father’s Day after parents complain about schedule change

Watkins Glen graduation moved to Father’s Day after parents complain about schedule change

Graduation day in Watkins Glen has changed … again. The Board of Education originally moved the ceremony from June 19 to June 26. Then after public outcry, the district decided to move the event to June 20, which is Father’s Day. The ... MORE
Four candidates on the ballot for Waterloo school board

Four candidates on the ballot for Waterloo school board

It will be a contested race in the Waterloo Central School District, as four candidates run for three open seats. It means there will be some new faces on the board, too. Incumbents Charles Bronson and Tiffany Folk are not seeking re-election ... MORE