education

Capital Region News
10:09 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Schenectady Schools Capital Project Vote Today

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A $70 million dollar city school district building project is up for a vote today in Schenectady: The project is phase one of a renovation initiative to fine tune the district with a number of k-through-5 grammar schools, a trio of middle schools and two high schools. Voters will have to approve each phase - this first one entails  the district building an addition at Howe Elementary School, replacing Van Corlaer Elementary School stage with classrooms and closing Elmer Elementary.

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New York News
7:00 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Free Associate Degree Available To 6K NY High School Students

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State officials say 6,000 high school students from across New York will be able to earn an associate degree at no cost under a program designed to land them jobs when they graduate.

Governor  Andrew Cuomo says  that 16 high schools have been selected to be part of public-private partnerships designed to prepare students for high-skill jobs in technology, manufacturing and health care. The students will earn both an associate degree and a high school degree under the state's Pathways in Technology Early College High School program, or P-Tech.

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Education
4:15 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Arne Duncan: NY Don't Be Alarmed If Test Scores Drop

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says New Yorkers should not be alarmed if this year's standardized test scores in math and English drop steeply.

Duncan says the tests that New York students took last spring will establish "a new baseline measurement of student learning."

Duncan joined state Education Commissioner John King and New York City school officials Tuesday for a press conference about test results that will be released Wednesday.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Pittsfield Public Schools Among Few in Nation Selected for Science Competition

Pittsfield High School
Credit City of Pittsfield

Pittsfield has been selected as one of only a handful of cities across the country to participate in a national science competition designed to encourage strong teaching in science. 

The “Make My LabWoRx” competition from Science WoRx, an online resource network for science educators sponsored by pharmaceutical company Astellas Pharma US, Inc. is offering the opportunity for science teachers to win lab equipment for their schools through a competition with a goal of driving innovation in the classroom.

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New England News
12:00 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Conn. Cities and Towns Seeking More Funding for Education

The largest association of Connecticut cities and towns is calling on a state task force to recommend increased funding for public education, despite a continuing drop in state revenues.

James Finley, executive director of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, said Tuesday the Education Cost Sharing grant, the largest pool of state aid for local education, is underfunded by more than $763 million. That means local property taxpayers cover the difference.

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New England News
5:30 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Initiative Seeks To Inspire More Children To Attend College

Students and adults rally at Springfield MA City Hall to promote higher education
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A high profile campaign is underway in Springfield Massachusetts to inspire more of the city’s public school students to attend college.  The initiative started with a pep rally on the steps of city hall and will continue this weekend with several events.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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