Education http://waer.org en SUNY Students Back Bill to Help Out-of-State Vets go to SUNY Colleges http://waer.org/post/suny-students-back-bill-help-out-state-vets-go-suny-colleges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A bill sits on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk that could make it easier for veterans to afford to go to college here in New York.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.sunysa.org/">The Student Assembly of the State University of New York</a> is lobbying for the measure.&nbsp; Communications Director Juliann Schindler explains it would open SUNY campuses to out-of-state vets.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:05:53 +0000 Chris Bolt 21448 at http://waer.org SUNY Students Back Bill to Help Out-of-State Vets go to SUNY Colleges It's Really "Rocket Science" for These CNY Grade School Students http://waer.org/post/its-really-rocket-science-these-cny-grade-school-students <p>The term “rocket science” actually means something to the 3<sup>rd</sup> through 8th graders enrolled in Aerospace Engineering Camp at OCC's College for Kids…l<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ike, what goes up must come down, but not always where you expect.</span></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 03:34:27 +0000 Scott Willis 20985 at http://waer.org It's Really "Rocket Science" for These CNY Grade School Students Jobs in Science and Technology Fields Best Path to Employment: Brookings Inst Study http://waer.org/post/jobs-science-and-technology-fields-best-path-employment-brookings-inst-study <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Syracuse-area school officials and the business community have been touting the advantage of studying the so-called STEM skills for years now.&nbsp; Anyone from high school to college to a worker who's retraining has&nbsp; been urged to get into Science, Technology, Engineering or Math fields to help them get a job.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:58:46 +0000 Chris Bolt 20436 at http://waer.org Jobs in Science and Technology Fields Best Path to Employment: Brookings Inst Study Expansion of Universal Pre-K in New York Going Slower than Expected http://waer.org/post/expansion-universal-pre-k-new-york-going-slower-expected <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The enthusiasm to expand universal Pre-Kindergarten education across the state is fizzling over money issues…even though the Governor promised a blank check to districts earlier this year. &nbsp;Now education advocates are saying the effort to get more four-year-olds into full-day preschool might need some retooling.</p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 18:49:02 +0000 Chris Bolt 20006 at http://waer.org Expansion of Universal Pre-K in New York Going Slower than Expected Middle School Authors Get to Hold Book Signing in Say Yes to Education Program http://waer.org/post/middle-school-authors-get-hold-book-signing-say-yes-education-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Students, parents, teachers and administrators gathered at Edward Smith School to celebrate one of the successes of <a href="http://www.sayyessyracuse.org/">Say Yes to Education</a>. &nbsp;The Young Authors program held a book signing Thursday for the students that participated this year. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:21:50 +0000 Chris Bolt 19544 at http://waer.org Middle School Authors Get to Hold Book Signing in Say Yes to Education Program