Education

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY EXAM PREP
6:46 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

New "Buddy Up" Program to Tutor High School Diploma Hopefuls

Literacy CNY Executive Director Marsha Tait, AT&T Regional External Affairs Manager Kevin Hanna, and ProLiteracy President and CEO Kevin Morgan.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

ProLiteracy and LiteracyCNY are teaming up to create a mentoring program for adults wishing to take the high school equivalency exam. Their new program, called “Buddy Up,” seeks to create a corps of highly-trained volunteers to support 225 low-income, underserved youth and young adults studying for the exam.

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HIGHER EDUCATION
12:34 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Cornell University President to Head Smithsonian Institution

Cornell University President David Skorton
Credit Cornell University

The leader of one of the nation's most prestigious universities will depart next year to head the world's largest museum and research complex.  David Skorton will be relocating to Washington D.C. in July 2015 to lead the Smithsonian Institution.  His appointment was approved by a vote of the Smithsonian Board of Regents on March 9.   In a news release, Chair of Cornell's Board of Trustees Robert Harrison has nothing but praise for Skorton:

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BULLYING
12:44 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Nottingham HS Seniors Hope to Take "Bully Proof" Public Relations Campaign Nationally

An anti-bullying campaign created by Claire Breed and Deasia Hawkins.

Two Nottingham High School Seniors are waiting to see if their “Bully Proof” campaign to shield and stop others from bullying will advance from the State level to a national competition.

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Tax Tips
4:48 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Tax Tips for Parents, Self-Employed, the AMT and more

Listen to any of the 2014 Tax Tips you might have missed from the week of Feb 24-28...or those you want to hear again. 

Lots of joys and frustrations come from being a parent.  Well at tax time, you want to use your mom or dad status to your advantage.

Dependents, Deductions, Credits, Schedules – all figure into Tax Time.  But there could be an alternative thing to think about – here’s a ‘head-up’.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH
1:36 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Porter Elementary Students Celebrate MLK Through Acts of Kindness

Porter Primary Select Chorus performs "We Are the World."
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Porter Elementary students performed a song today in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The school’s first ever Peace Assembly was held as Black History Month comes to a close.

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