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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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TALKING COLLEGE: Excessive Student Loan Debt Can Ruin Lives

TALKING COLLEGE: Excessive Student Loan Debt Can Ruin Lives
EDITOR'S NOTE: This edition of Talking College originally debuted in March 2022. Student loan debt has become one of the most talked about problems during the past few years. On this week's edition of Talking ... more
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Wells College closure means 100+ will lose jobs

Wells College closure means 100+ will lose jobs
Over 100 people will lose their jobs as result of the Wells College closure, according to a Workforce Adjustment and Retraining (WARN) notice. The private college, a community cornerstone since 1868, cited inadequate financial resources ... more
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Canandaigua school district proposes budget with 3.1% increase

Proposed Canandaigua school budget increases spending by 4.9%
The Canandaigua City School District has proposed a new budget for the 2024-25 academic year, featuring a 3.1% spending increase to $91.1 million from the previous year’s $88.2 million. This increase is set to raise ... more
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TALKING COLLEGE: With So Many Colleges Being Test-Optional, Do I Really Need to Bother Taking an SAT or ACT? (podcast)

LIVE AT 4 PM: With So Many Colleges Being Test-Optional, Do I Really Need to Bother Taking an SAT or ACT? (podcast)
Talking College with John Dragone returns to tackle one of the more recent developments in the college planning process. With many institutions moving to being test-optional, should the SAT or ACT tests be taken? John ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Hammondsport Superintendent Kyle Bower talks losses in proposed NYS budget (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Hammondsport Superintendent Kyle Bower talks losses in proposed NYS budget (podcast)
Among the most-controversial items inside Governor Kathy Hochul's 2024-25 proposed state budget are massive cuts to school aid. Among the most-staggering cuts in the Finger Lakes - Penn Yan losing $2.2 million, Watkins Glen losing ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo talks retirement and future of education (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo talks retirement and future of education (podcast)
After nearly two decades in the Auburn Enlarged City School District, Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo will retire in January. The announcement came earlier this month at a board of education meeting, in which he said it ... more
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SUNY will proceed with graduation ceremonies despite protests, concerns about safety

SUNY Oswego adjusting to online learning after 200+ COVID-19 cases confirmed
SUNY officials confirmed that graduation ceremonies will continue as scheduled this weekend across the state, despite ongoing protests and encampments at some college campuses. This decision follows recent unrest, including the arrest of over 130 ... more
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REPORT: Did Wells College accidentally release closure announcement over the winter?

Wells College going remote for the week after positive COVID test
Did Wells College accidentally signal that they were shutting down months before a formal announcement was made? While college officials have been adamant that the decision was made in the last two weeks, with official ... more
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Cornell University President Martha Pollack stepping down

Cornell University President Martha Pollack stepping down
Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack has announced her retirement effective June 30, after seven years at the helm of the prestigious institution. In a heartfelt message to the Cornell community, Pollack shared that her ... more
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Clyde-Savannah Central School District Board of Education Meeting (webcast)

Clyde-Savannah Central School District Board of Education Meeting (webcast)
The Board of Education meeting for the Clyde-Savannah Central School District is Wednesday night, May 8. The meeting is at the Board of Education Conference Room in the Junior/Senior High School at 7 p.m. You ... more
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Sen. May proposes legislation to support communities impacted by closures like Wells College

Wells College going remote for the week after positive COVID test
More officials are pledging support to students and staff following the unexpected closure announcement of Wells College in Aurora, Cayuga County. The small private institution will be closing after more than 150 years due to ... more
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Reading gaps are growing across New York; state says plan will address shortcomings

Reading gaps are growing across New York; state says plan will address shortcomings
In response to concerns over low reading scores among students, the New York state budget has prioritized educational reforms aimed at enhancing literacy. Governor Kathy Hochul has advocated for schools to adopt a phonics-based approach, ... more
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Auburn school district proposes tax increase to accommodate new hires, other needs

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The Auburn Enlarged City School District has presented a proposed budget for the 2024-25 academic year, which includes a tax levy increase and funding for several new staff positions. Tessa Crawford, the district's business executive, ... more
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REPORT: Wells College criticized by accreditor for mishandling closure announcement

Achievements of Class of 2022 celebrated during Wells College’s 154th Commencement Ceremony
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education criticized Wells College for failing to adequately plan and notify the accrediting body in a timely manner regarding its decision to close. Earlier this week Wells College announced ... more
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Hayden named next superintendent of Romulus schools

Hayden named next superintendent of Romulus schools
The Romulus Central School District Board of Education announced the appointment of Mrs. Jennifer Hayden as the new Superintendent of Schools during a special meeting held on Thursday. Mrs. Hayden, who previously served as the ... more
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Wells College notified state of closure just days before telling students, faculty

Wells College notified state of closure just days before telling students, faculty
After announcing its closure due to financial difficulties, Wells College has swiftly implemented measures to support its students and staff. The college, which will cease operations at the end of the spring semester, has entered ... more
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Wells College’s financial woes exposed: Why did president collect $310K in bonuses during final years?

No cases of COVID-19 yet at Wells College
Wells College in Aurora is shutting down. While that news has reverberated throughout the Central New York community over the last three days since the College's surprise announcement, questions have swirled about notification. Students and ... more
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URMC launches major heart failure treatment study

URMC moving to postpone some non-essential surgeries due to rising COVID-19 cases
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have initiated a comprehensive $27 million study aimed at improving treatment for heart failure patients. The six-year study will explore whether heart failure outcomes are better with ... more
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