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.
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: