Education

Michael Forster-Rotbart / SUNY Oneonta

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - The free state college tuition promised in New York's new Excelsior Scholarship is an exciting prospect for many students, but some caveats of the program could come as a surprise. But many current SUNY students might be caught off guard by the new requirements. 

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School districts across the state are holding votes on their budgets Tuesday. 

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - A discussion about race has been sparked at Colgate University in Hamilton after the campus went into lockdown last week because a black student was carrying a glue gun. Some students say unfortunately, this conversation is nothing new for the private university.

Report: PA's Not Keeping Its Educated Millennials

May 4, 2017
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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- More young residents are leaving Pennsylvania than moving in. That's according to a recent report from the Independent Fiscal Office, which notes that the trend doesn't bode well for the state's economy. 

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New York state’s education commissioner said Tuesday that new state-specific learning standards will offer several improvements over the controversial Common Core standards. 

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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