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Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES chief talks vision, new programs in his first year

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES chief talks vision, new programs in his first year
Brian Hartwell has been the district superintendent for Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES for nearly six months. He had most recently been the superintendent of the Pulaski Academy & Central School District and had previously been the principal of Oswego High School. The top BOCES seat had seen a lot of change in recent years, as the previous leader Denise Dzikowski abruptly left... more

30 New York colleges that make the most money off rejecting your applications

30 New York colleges that make the most money off rejecting your applications
Rejection is a common fact of the college application process, but according to a new study from student loan firm LendEDU, some schools are raking in hundreds of thousands, and even millions of dollars off of saying “no” to prospective students. Students must pay a fee, usually over $50, to apply to colleges, and the study uses acceptance numbers and... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Rep. Tom Reed talks economy, jobs, and tackling education (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Rep. Tom Reed talks economy, jobs, and tackling education (podcast)
Hours after receiving President Donald Trump’s endorsement in his race against Democratic Challenger Tracy Mitrano, Republican Congressman Tom Reed called it ‘humbling’. “The president’s endorsement, I think, tells us that what he’s doing with the economy, on the trade agenda, is something that I hope as all Americans we can celebrate,” explained Rep. Reed during an appearance on Inside the... more

New policy on relationships across all SUNY campuses

New policy on relationships across all SUNY campuses
According to the Albany Times Union, the SUNY Board of Trustees approved a system-wide policy this week, and it directly impacts sexual and romantic relationships on all SUNY campuses. The policy restricts relationships between students and faculty and imposes disclosure requirements for relationships between staff members of unequal power. The policy also calls on schools to train staff members and students on... more

Auburn elementary school placed on lockout after suicidal threat from parent

Auburn elementary school placed on lockout after suicidal threat from parent
An Auburn elementary school was placed on a short lockout Monday afternoon. The lockout was put in place after the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office reported that a parent of a student at Herman Avenue Elementary School was making suicidal threats and officials believed the child could be in danger, Auburn Police Department Sgt. Greg Dann said. The lockout was initiated... more

Former HWS president embraces new role as CEO of Sigma Pi Phi

Former HWS president embraces new role as CEO of Sigma Pi Phi
Roughly six months after he resigned, the former president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges is embracing his new position as CEO and chairman of Sigma Pi Phi, the nation’s first black fraternity. Since leaving his post at the Colleges, Greg Vincent said he has made revisions to his dissertation to preserve his doctoral degree after finding out that some... more

National Public Radio Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez to be featured guest at Wells College’s 150th Anniversary Kickoff

National Public Radio Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez to be featured guest at Wells College’s 150th Anniversary Kickoff
Wells College’s gala 150th anniversary celebration weekend will kick off this Thursday, Oct. 18th, with a panel discussion featuring Claudio Sanchez, renowned National Public Radio (NPR) education correspondent. The event will take place from 4:30PM to 6PM in Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall, on the Wells College campus. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Sanchez, who regularly contributes to... more

School officials and law enforcement investigate threat made by student at Mynderse Academy

School officials and law enforcement investigate threat made by student at Mynderse Academy
According to Seneca Falls Central School District Superintendent Bob McKeveny, district administration, the Seneca Falls Police Department and Mynderse Academy’s school resource officer worked collaboratively on Tuesday to address and investigate potential threatening comments made by a student at the high school. Through the course of the investigation it was determined there was no credible threat to the safety and... more

JOINING FORCES: Cayuga Community College, Le Moyne sign landmark transfer agreement

JOINING FORCES: Cayuga Community College, LeMoyne
It’s all about creating more opportunities. Cayuga Community College President Dr. Brian Durant and Le Moyne College President Dr. Linda LeMura signed a formal agreement enhancing opportunities for Cayuga students to further their education at the prestigious four-year college in Syracuse. The transfer agreement allows accomplished Cayuga students graduating from one of a dozen Associate of Science or Associate of... more

HWS celebrating new downtown location for Bozzuto Center

HWS celebrating new downtown location for Bozzuto Center
The new home for Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Entrepreneurial Studies Program will be dedicated Friday. A 4:15 p.m. ribbon-cutting is set for the Bozzuto Center for Entrepreneurship, which is named in honor of HWS Board of Trustees Chairman Tom Bozzuto. The center, at 22 Castle St. in downtown, features new classrooms, discussion spaces, workspaces and meeting spaces for the... more

Four Waterloo school district department heads get raises

Four Waterloo school district department heads get raises
Four management employees in this Seneca County school district will get a 3.25 percent salary increase for the 2018-19 school year, retroactive to July 1. The Board of Education voted 8-0 Monday to approve the following raises: • Network Administrator Tim Lincoln, $86,216.51 to $89.018.55. • Technology Support Specialist Cyndy Wright, $51,972.79 to $53,661.91. • Director of Buildings & Grounds... more

Cayuga County-area standardized test refusal rates below state average

Cayuga County-area standardized test refusal rates below state average
More students took standardized tests in New York state last spring, a trend seen in most, but not all, Cayuga County-area schools. Data released by the state Education Department last week shows the overall percentage of eligible third-grade through eighth grade-students classified as refusing to take the tests decreased from 19 percent in 2017 to 18 percent in 2018. Those... more

Seneca County Sheriff holds another Citizens Police Academy

Seneca County Sheriff holds another Citizens Police Academy
Sheriff Tim Luce has announced that the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is holding its second annual Citizens Police Academy this November. The purpose of the academy is to give citizens of Seneca County a better understanding about law enforcement and how the Sheriff’s Office works within the community. The academy will consist of four Thursday night sessions in November running... more

CCC board approves agreement for Falcon Park turf project

CCC board approves agreement for Falcon Park turf project
The Cayuga Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved an agreement that will allow the college to rent the field at Falcon Park from the city of Auburn for several of its men’s and women’s athletic teams. The agreement stipulates that the city will be responsible for paying for and overseeing a project to install a turf field at Falcon... more

Keuka College’s Elizabeth Lambert earns National Honor for Achievement in Student Success

Keuka College’s Elizabeth Lambert earns National Honor for Achievement in Student Success
Keuka College Dean of Student Engagement and Success Elizabeth Lambert has been honored by a national organization for her contributions to student success. EAB, a best-practices collaborative of some 1,400 partners that assists and advises educators, has named Dean Lambert as the winner of its Visionary Leadership Award, one of five 2018 Student Success Collaborative Awards. The honor was announced... more

Victor taxpayers approve turf field repair referendum

Victor taxpayers approve turf field repair referendum
Taxpayers on the Victor Central School District have overwhelmingly approved a turf field repair project. Voters approved the 2018 Capital Project Turf Referendum, 318-85. The district was looking to use $500,000 in residual funds from the capital project to repair the aging turf field. The district said there would be no tax rate impact for citizens. Read more from 13WHAM.com more
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