high school

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY EXAM PREP
6:46 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

New "Buddy Up" Program to Tutor High School Diploma Hopefuls

Literacy CNY Executive Director Marsha Tait, AT&T Regional External Affairs Manager Kevin Hanna, and ProLiteracy President and CEO Kevin Morgan.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

ProLiteracy and LiteracyCNY are teaming up to create a mentoring program for adults wishing to take the high school equivalency exam. Their new program, called “Buddy Up,” seeks to create a corps of highly-trained volunteers to support 225 low-income, underserved youth and young adults studying for the exam.

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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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Great American Smokeout
7:22 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Expert Credits Local and State Policies with Slashing High School Smoking Rates

American Cancer Society and other groups encourage smoking cessation during Great American Smokeout
Credit Cancer.org

There might be tens of thousands fewer smokers in Central New York thanks to county and state policies that have proven to curb tobacco use. 

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