Education

Chad McDermott

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Leaders of the opt-out movement say they're still not pleased with New York state's Common Core-based tests and the pressures they place on students and teachers. 

Bret Jaspers / WSKG News

In final negotiations yesterday, the Ithaca College administration agreed to all the demands of the non-tenure track faculty union

"The union just literally won on everything," said Chris Machanoff, Organizing Director with SEIU Local 200United, in an email.

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - The number of students who are choosing to enter the education profession is declining. SUNY, which trains 25 percent of the New York’s educators, is trying to address the issue because the state's school districts are now seeing a shortage of qualified teachers.  

WATCH: Education Equity In Pennsylvania

Mar 23, 2017

Every child in Pennsylvania is offered an education through their local school district, but not every district is able to provide the same opportunities. A lot depends on the where the student lives.

The  New York State Legislature has re-elected two members of the Board of Regents including Vice Chancellor, and Rochester attorney, T. Andrew Brown, as well as Regent Nan Eileen Mead.

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The New York Legislature’s one-house budgets aim to make some changes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $163 million proposal to offer free tuition at public colleges in New York to some middle-class students. 

Monica Sandreczki / WSKG News

College can feel isolating for anyone, but for someone in a new country, that feeling is amplified. In the midst of that feeling of loneliness, Nobel Htoo has her eyes set on returning to refugee camps in Thailand and her village in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- State House members kicked off their third and final week of budget hearings with an all-day Q&A with education officials. Governor Tom Wolf's proposed plan includes a $100 million boost for general education funding, which returns the allocation almost to its 2011 peak. 

Eleanor Klibanoff/WPSU

Keystone Crossroads - Brian Davis is well-known around campus, and not just because the Penn State junior is always wearing a suit. He's triple majoring and double minoring, is actively involved in organizations across campus and has the ear of the University's president. 

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