Education

Lindsey Lazarski, WHYY

KEYSTRONE CROSSROADS - When Delaware County's Chester Upland School District raised taxes last summer for the fourth year in a row, it was just the latest move in a long-running attempt to bring a chronically deficit-ridden district back to financial health. 

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - The SUNY Board of Trustees appointed Kristina Johnson as the system's 13th chancellor Monday. Johnson is a graduate of Stanford University with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering. The 59-year-old has held administrative positions at Duke and Johns Hopkins universities, but Johnson has been out of academia for the past eight years. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- A GOP-proposed bill currently sitting in the state House is raising questions about who should be responsible for keeping Pennsylvania students safe. It would give districts the option to let trained teachers carry firearms at school.

PA House Takes Another Crack At Charter Schools

Apr 21, 2017
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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The state legislature is returning to one of its toughest recurring issues--charter school reform. Among the provisions laid out in the latest omnibus proposal to get onto the House floor are a standardized application process for schools seeking charters, more consistent school performance rubrics, and an extension of the charter review period from five to ten years.

Utica College

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Some New York lawmakers and college administrators are worried about what the state's new free tuition policy at SUNY and CUNY could mean for private schools, including those at Utica College. The private college just cut its tuition rate by 42 percent last fall. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) - The Senate Education Committee has advanced a bill that would give schools in Pennsylvania the option of allowing teachers and other staff to carry concealed guns. 

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After a week of criticism from the left and the right of the political spectrum, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget director is among those defending the state’s new free public college tuition program for some middle-class students. 

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Several central and northern New York legislators are praising the state's new budget as a win for the region's schools, but they say it was a hard-fought battle that is not over yet.

WXXI

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Representative from private and public schools are reacting to the proposal in the new state budget that provides free tuition at public colleges and universities for middle class students. 

WITF

HARRISBURG (WITF) -- President Donald Trump's proposed budget slashes billions from teacher training and after school programs. If Trump's budget is approved as is, more than $2 billion would be cut from teacher training, and more than $1 billion from before and after school programs

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