Education

Youth Voice Special

Dec 18, 2012

WSKG's Youth Voice project has focused on teaching young people the art of sharing their story - and in finding what stories they want to tell. For several months, the Youth Voice reporters have been working with regional advisors and Annie Whitman, Education Initiatives Coordinator for WSKG. On this program, host Crystal Sarakas speaks with Annie and the reporters about their experience. 

Our region is home to dozens of universities, colleges and community colleges that attract tens of thousands of students and faculty to the area. Yet many people outside of the academic world are aware of the impact of these institutions on our local economy. And what challenges do our higher education institutions face in the coming decades? 

Student Loan Debt

Jul 31, 2012

The concern over rising student loan debt has been major news in the past few months. Today, the average college graduate leaves school with over twenty-thousand dollars in student loan debt. Default rates have spiked, and the national student loan debt burden just topped 1 trillion dollars. In one of the most challenging job markets in decades, some are wondering if college is worth it. 

NYS Regents Reform

Jan 31, 2012

The Regents Reform Agenda is the latest attempt to improve educational standards in New York, and it's not without controversy. While school districts around the state are working to implement the required changes, conflicts over some aspects of the agenda - like teacher evaluations - are putting hundreds of millions of dollars of federal aid at risk.

This program originally aired on January 31, 2012.

Guests: 

See a follow-up panel discussion to the television documentary High School Dropouts with local experts and community members sharing their opinions, perspectives and ideas on the subject. WSKG Radio's Crystal Sarakas hosts. 

Every 9 seconds in America, a student drops out of school. On this Community Conversation, we'll take a look at the problem of school dropouts in our region, and talk about some of the ways to help keep young people in school.

Every 9 seconds in America, a student drops out of school. On this Community Conversation, we'll take a look at the problem of school dropouts in our region, and talk about some of the ways to help keep young people in school.

Teaching

Nov 16, 2010

Teaching can be one of the most rewarding and frustrating career choices a person can make. Teachers and administrators in today's education system are faced with a host of ever-changing policies, trends, and needs

Bullying in Schools

May 18, 2010

The issue of bullying isn't a new one. Many of us knew someone in school who was picked on at one point or another - and some of us experienced bullying first-hand. Recent news stories, however, make it seem like bullying is getting more dangerous, and becoming a much bigger problem than ever before. A recent study in the Union-Endicott School District found that 26% of students in middle and high school have experienced some form of bullying or victimization - does this number point to an increase in bullying? How does bullying affect students?

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