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Some students scrambling after Wells College shuts down

Wells College announces Covid-19 vaccine requirements
Wells College announced its closure due to financial struggles and low enrollment, leaving many students, including committed high school athletes, in a difficult position. Students chose Wells College for its small campus and proximity to ... more
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Lawmakers propose free college tuition for volunteer firefighters, EMS

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State lawmakers are pushing new legislation to provide free tuition at State University of New York (SUNY), City University of New York (CUNY), and community colleges for active volunteer firefighters, EMS workers, and auxiliary police ... more
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Honeoye schools closer to naming superintendent: Here are the two finalists

Honeoye schools closer to naming superintendent: Here are the two finalists
The Honeoye Board of Education has announced two finalists for the position of School Superintendent: Jesse Harper and Natalie Pfluke. The selection follows a comprehensive search process. Jesse Harper currently serves as the superintendent of ... more
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TALKING COLLEGE: What Makes a College Good? (podcast)

TALKING COLLEGE: What Makes a College Good? (podcast)
Editor's Note: This podcast originally aired on November 10, 2022. One question that always will be asked during the college planning process is, what makes a college good? Host John Dragone has the answer for ... more
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2024 SCHOOL BUDGET VOTES: Two fail, most pass + board election results (full coverage)

Deadline for switching parties before primary is now August 11
Voters in multiple school districts approved their budgets and various propositions on Tuesday, with numerous board of education members elected. A couple local school districts even saw budgets defeated. What budgets were defeated in the ... more
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Corning-Painted Post school budget rejected, re-vote scheduled for June 18

CUOMO: Elections for town, villages, and schools get new dates in June, September
Voters in the Corning-Painted Post School District rejected the proposed $139 million budget, which included a 4.97% tax levy hike, on Tuesday evening. The budget fell short of the required 60-percent supermajority, with 1,431 yes ... more
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Lawmakers push to end legacy admissions at colleges in New York

Lawmakers push to end legacy admissions at colleges in New York
A new bill, the Fair College Admissions Act, has been introduced to end legacy admissions at both public and private colleges in New York. This practice gives special consideration to children of alumni, which some ... more
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Understanding the role of parents in Asian education systems

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The Asian education system is hailed globally for being among the best. The region leads in student performance indexes, graduation rates, discipline, mannerism, and general societal cohesion. However, these achievements have not come by chance ... more
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Auburn City School District narrows superintendent search down to two: Who are the finalists?

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The Auburn Enlarged City School District Board of Education announced Dr. Misty Slavic and Dr. Tanya Wilson-Thevanesan as the two finalists for the district's superintendent position. The current superintendent, Jeff Pirozzolo, is set to retire ... more
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Ithaca elementary school repairs will exceed $168K after police chase, crash into building

Ithaca approves overhauling policing in the city, votes to create ‘Public Safety Department’
The Ithaca City School District (ICSD) will incur costs exceeding $168,000 to repair Fall Creek Elementary after a police chase in February ended with a parked car crashing through an exterior wall. Initial estimates were ... more
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Auburn mom launches write-in campaign for school board

Auburn mom launches write-in campaign for school board
Morgan Ames has launched a write-in campaign for one of three seats available on the Auburn Enlarged City School District’s Board of Education. Ames, a mother of four and Auburn High School alumna, graduated in ... more
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Sen. May introduces bill to regulate college closures: How would it work?

Wells College Book Arts Center announces 2019 Summer Institute
In response to Wells College's closure announcement, State Senator Rachel May introduced Senate Bill S9391 to establish rules for colleges and universities planning to close. The proposed legislation aims to ensure a smooth transition for ... more
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Nonprofit makes last-ditch effort to save Wells College from closure

Wells College announces Covid-19 vaccine requirements
In a final effort to prevent Wells College from closing, Dr. Jim Malatras of The Fedcap Group has reached out to the college's leadership. The 156-year-old institution announced it would close at the end of ... more
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TALKING COLLEGE: The Right Way to Choose a College (podcast)

TALKING COLLEGE: The Right Way to Choose a College (podcast)
Editor's Note: This episode originally aired on March 31, 2022. On this edition of Talking College with Admissions and College Planning Expert John Dragone, John helps students guide through the right way to choose a ... more
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FLX WEEKLY: Carrier Smalser & Literacy Volunteers of Seneca County (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Carrier Smalser & Literacy Volunteers of Seneca County (podcast)
As of 2017, in Seneca County specifically, 1 in 5 adults lacked basic literacy skills. Literacy Volunteers of Seneca County has been working to change that. Executive Director Carrie Smalser is in-studio to discuss the ... more
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TALKING COLLEGE: Easy and Proven Steps to Choosing a College Major and Career (podcast)

TALKING COLLEGE: Easy and Proven Steps to Choosing a College Major and Career (podcast)
Editor's Note: This program originally aired on March 17, 2022. In the second part of a series on choosing a college major and career, John Dragone talks about what he looks for in students for ... more
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TALKING COLLEGE: How to Choose a College Major and Career (podcast)

TALKING COLLEGE: How to Choose a College Major and Career (podcast)
Editor's Note: This episode originally aired on March 10, 2022. In this edition of Talking College with Admissions and College Planning Expert John Dragone, John discusses his process helping prospective students determine what major and ... more
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TALKING COLLEGE: What is a Liberal Arts College and What Can You Do With a Liberal Arts Degree (podcast)

TALKING COLLEGE: What is a Liberal Arts College and What Can You Do With a Liberal Arts Degree (podcast)
Editor's Note: This episode originally aired on April 14, 2022. On this edition of Talking College, John Dragone is joined by Dr. Tom Drennen and Dr. Craig Talmage from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The ... more
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TALKING COLLEGE: The Role of Parents in the College Process (podcast)

TALKING COLLEGE: The Role of Parents in the College Process (podcast)
Editor's Note: This podcast originally aired on April 7, 2022. In this edition of Talking College with Admissions and College Panning Expert John Dragone, John talks about the roles parents should take in the college ... more
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