Cammie Nash, a seventh-grader at Ed Smith K-8 School in Syracuse, NY, asks district Superintendent Sharon Contreras a question about reaching success at the school's Black History Month panel on Friday, Jan. 7, 2014.
Who knew day care costs so much? You mean I have to buy insurance? Oops, guess we can’t afford that new smart phone.
Those were just some of the real-life financial lessons being learned Friday at Solvay High School at an event called Mad City. Each student is given a packet with their assigned occupation, salary, and some debt. they then visit the various “merchants” who sell food, cars, furniture, clothes, and so on. Economics teacher Karen Harmon has helped lead the simulation since it started five years ago.
Central New York families and individuals might be making a choice of a college this spring…but the time is now to start seeking help to pay for it. Governor Cuomo designated January as Financial Aid Awareness Month.
Two groups of 6th graders from Eagle Hill middle school in the Fayetteville-Manlius school district visited WAER today for a tour of the station and to record their annual radio production of "A Christmas Carol". The trip was arranged by teachers Kent Jeffery and Carol Borg. WAER's Cora Thomas and Eric Cohen assisted with the recording.