Education

CNY School Boards Association
4:47 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

School Funding Crisis Brings Together Local Districts, Public

North Syracuse Junior High hosts meeting on School Funding Crisis
Credit nscsd.org

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

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FINANCIAL LITERACY
5:11 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

"Mad City" Puts Solvay High School Students in Real-Life Financial Scenarios

Seniors Davis Kippen, far left, and his "wife," Loren, red pants, reflect on their choices at Mad City, Solvay High School.
Credit 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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NY Financial Aid Awareness Month
3:04 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

College Financial Help Can Dry Up So Start Applying Now

Students considering Syracuse University or any other school need to get a jump on financial aid.
Credit syr.edu

  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. 

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Education
11:43 am
Wed December 18, 2013

FM Students Visit WAER

Students getting situated in WAER's talk studio

 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.

School Finance
6:33 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Cuomo Promises Surplus in Budget, Boost for Education

Dr. Rick Timbs advocates for education funding with the Statewide School Finance Consortium.
Credit statewideonline.org

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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