Education

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
6:38 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Onondaga Citizens League Report Warns of Underinvestment in Young Children

Sherry Cleary speaks about the "Thrive By Five" report
Credit WAER News

The Onondaga Citizens League released a report calling attention to a serious lack of investment in the community’s youngest children. The report, entitled “Thrive by Five,” acknowledges the fact that New York State is making provisions to improve kindergarten and Pre-K but warns that officials have failed to place enough emphasis on the earliest developmental stages.

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Community
8:51 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Through 40 years-plus, Teachers, Students Stay Connected about Morrisville Journalism

Teacher Neal Bandlow, right, with Mike Sorenson, journalism class of 1974
Credit Mark Bialczak

Neal Bandlow doesn't show up for lunch empty-handed.

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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.

Central New York Education
5:21 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Maffei Announces Plan to Improve Education

Representative Dan Maffei speaking on his education plan
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Representative Dan Maffei has joined the discussion on education reform by releasing his new plan for strengthening education in Central New York. Also in attendance were local education leaders including the Syracuse Teachers Association President, a transfer counselor from Cayuga Community College and the Vice President of the Syracuse University Student Association.

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STEM Education
11:17 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Science Teaching Doesn't Have to be Dry as CNY Students Learn Through Music

ESM Middle School students dumped applesauce on a teacher's head, all in the name of science during the FMA Live (Force equals Mass times Acceleration) performance.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

A program put together by NASA and Honeywell is trying to get middle and high school students in Central New York more interested in science.  Sixth graders at Pine Grove Middle School in Eastwood got the message Wednesday.

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