Education

Connections
2:18 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Connections: Why Kids Struggle at School

Blame the parents? We’re looking at why kids struggle in school – or why kids don’t graduate. And we’re looking at how parents can get more involved. We’ll even look at ways people can help improve urban districts, whether they have kids in the district or not. Our guests to discuss this issue:

Education
8:37 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Power Issues Results In Changes For Some RCSD Programs Tuesday

Officials with the Rochester City School District say that work being done by RG&E to a transformer has shut off power Tuesday to district facilities and a charter school  at 40 Hart Street.

Three student programs are affected.  That includes adult education classes which are canceled Tuesday;  Young Mothers and Interim Health Academy will have classes at 175 Martin Street. 

and the Rochester Career Mentoring Charter School is canceling classes Tuesday.

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Education
1:51 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

New York Allows Alternatives To Fulfill Regents Requirement

The New York State Board of Regents has approved a proposal that will allow high school students to skip one of the Regents social studies exams in exchange for a career, arts or science assessment.

It's a change that supporters say would provide students with the necessary skills to find meaningful work and possibly result in higher graduation rates.

Dr. Anne Kress, president of Monroe Community College, sees this change as a wonderful opportunity for students. She also believes that in order to make a difference, it should involve more than test-swapping.

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Education
7:15 am
Sat October 18, 2014

SU Cancels Visit By Photographer Who Was In Liberia

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer said he was angry and "completely weirded out" after Syracuse University "uninvited" him to a journalism workshop because he had covered the Ebola crisis in Liberia.

The Washington Post reports  that Michel du Cille of the Post had been invited to the Newhouse School of Public Communications' annual fall workshop, which started Thursday and lasts through Sunday.

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Education
11:28 am
Fri October 17, 2014

"Human Library" Offers Different Perspectives

Yahoda "Hoody" Miller
Credit gandhiinstitute.org

The University of Rochester is offering a "Human Library" this afternoon as part of its Meliora Weekend, the annual parent and alumni reunion celebration.

A Human Library is a collection of people who "readers" can "check out" like books, and hear their story.

Yahoda "Hoody" Miller is one of the Human Books.  He grew up in the city of Rochester and became an orphan at the age of 11 when his mother died of cancer. Hoody said he never knew his father.

"The only thing I knew about him was that he got my mom pregnant on her birthday...with me." 

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Education
6:18 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Empire State College Breaks Ground On Expansion

Rendering for new Empire State College Campus.
Credit JMZ Architects & Planners

Ground was broken in Brighton Thursday  on Westfall Road for a new, $10 millon campus for Empire State College.  Empire is part of the SUNY system and it offers non-traditional teaching both online and face to face, at campuses scattered throughout the state.

The new, 30,000 square foot facility is located on land on Westfall Road near South Clinton Avenue in Brighton which is owned by the state. 

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Education
12:56 am
Thu October 16, 2014

SUNY To Expand Online Degree Programs

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The State University of New York is adding 56 degree and certificate programs from 17 campuses to a year-old online initiative as part of the university system's goal of increasing enrollment by 100,000 students.

The expansion of Open SUNY+ being announced Thursday is expected to attract 6,000 students next semester, more than triple the number that have enrolled since the program was launched with eight degree programs in January.

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Connection
3:23 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Connections: Education Friday - September Harvest; Sleep Apnea Awareness

We start off this edition of Education Friday by learning just how good this September was for the Finger Lakes. Some are calling it the “best ever” as it helped to get harvest cranking at vineyards across the region. Before September, the harvest was looking bleak. So how good was this September? We find out with Hans Walter-Peterson of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Finger Lakes Grape Program.

Then, we learn about new options to treat sleep apnea. Chances are someone you know, maybe even yourself, suffers from sleep apnea. In recognition of Sleep Apnea Awareness Week, we talk with Dr. Jason Lyons of the Rochester Regional Health System.  

Education
12:41 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Former University Of Rochester President Robert Sproull Has Died

Credit rochester.edu

A former University of Rochester president has died. Officials say that Robert Sproull died Thursday at the age of 96.

Sproull joined the university as provost in 1968 and was president from 1970 to 1984. He also led the creating of the university's Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Sproull was an internationally known physicist and the seventh president of the university.

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Education
6:17 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Teacher's Union Files Lawsuit Over "Gag Order" on Common Core Tests

Credit engageny.org

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ New York's largest teachers union is suing the state education department over what it views as a ``gag order'' on teachers who score state tests. 

The federal suit was filed in Albany this week by New York State United Teachers on behalf of five teachers. The teachers say they came across problems with questions while scoring tests this past spring but can't bring them to the public's attention because they signed agreements barring them from discussing the tests. 

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