education

Funding a top issue for local schools in the New Year

Local school district officials are keeping a watchful eye on federal and state initiatives as the New Year rolls in. Funding is going to be a top...
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Thu, 12/28/2017 - 2:48pm
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Connections: The value of community service and service-based learning

New York State's Teacher of the Year is back in studio. Christopher Albrecht is a fourth grade teacher at the Fred W. Hill School in Brockport. He joins...
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Wed, 12/27/2017 - 9:19am
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Connections: Exploring phenomenon-based learning

What can the U.S. education system learn from Finland? Perhaps the better question is, do students need school subjects? Teachers in Finland are gearing...
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Wed, 12/20/2017 - 9:31am
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State Regents vote to expand diploma options for special education students

The New York State Board of Regents this week voted to expand options for special education students who struggle with academic exams. The Regents...
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Wed, 12/13/2017 - 8:30am
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Study finds major gaps in special education spending in New York

There are major gaps in special education spending in New York. A study by the New York State Association of School Business Officials found that...
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Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:50am
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Connections: The African American home-schooling movement

An increasing number of African American families are turning to homeschooling. Parents say they want to protect their children from institutional...
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Mon, 12/04/2017 - 9:27am
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Connections: Author David Osborne on "Reinventing America's Schools"

In his book, Reinventing America’s Schools , author David Osborne argues that we should treat every public school like a charter school. He suggests an...
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Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:46am
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Connections: The costs and benefits of charter schools

What are your thoughts on charter schools? That question garners many different answers, and it is one of the most polarizing subjects we can discuss on...
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Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:18pm
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Connections: A new look at local school rankings

Most school rankings lean heavily on academic performance, but what if test scores were taken out of the equation? The Democrat & Chronicle's Justin...
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Fri, 11/10/2017 - 9:31am
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Rochester's school board gets ready for some changes

One impact from Tuesday’s elections is that the Rochester school board will lose a longtime member. Malik Evans, who is also a former president of the...
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Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:51am
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