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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.

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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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.

TAX TIP #1:  Some of us gotta…and some of us wanna.  The reasons why you have to – or should – be filing a tax return.

TAX TIP #2:  Tax Filing Season can be a bit mysterious to many.  It can raise a lot of questions…but you have to solve one first.

TAX TIP #3: Some people dread tax time – finding receipts, collecting forms, THE MATH!  How about if we told you how to find a Tax Angel?

Valerie Crowder, WAER News

Around 300 students packed the cafeteria at Syracuse’s Ed Smith K-8 School on Friday to hear two African-American public leaders share their paths to success.  

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  The financing of our schools has reached a crisis point. Onondaga County schools alone have lost $270 million  since 2008. 

Scott Willis / WAER News

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. 

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  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. 

FM Students Visit WAER

Dec 18, 2013

 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.

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Schools hoping for more state aid could see a boost in funding from New York State compared to recent years.  Governor Cuomo told The Capitol Pressroom’s Susan Arbetter that education aid in the 2014 budget could increase four percent.  He adds that working out what’s fair for each city and school system is the job of the state legislature:

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