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Lawsuit aims to kill mask mandate in New York schools

There’s a new push at the state level to end mask mandates in schools. A lawsuit has been filed challenging the state’s requirement that people wear masks while in school buildings to slow the spread of COVID-19. State Sen. George Borrello, R-57, ... MORE
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New York ranks highest on WalletHub for teaching jobs

WalletHub says that New York State is the best state in the country to be a teacher. The reason? Job opportunity and work environment. The state also ranks first for annual salary and spending per student in public schools. The turnover rate ... MORE
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One of the exonerated 5 wrongly accused of rape in 1989 became the first recipient of Syracuse University’s honorary degree

During Syracuse University’s Class of 2020 commencement ceremony, Kevin Richardson earned the first ever honorary undergraduate degree from the school. Richardson is one of the exonerated five men that was wrongly convicted of rape in 1989 when he was only a teenager ... MORE
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State won’t waive CDL requirement for bus drivers despite shortage: Tells districts to ‘think creatively’

State officials are taking action to address the school bus driver shortage, which has been reported across New York since late-Summer. Governor Kathy Hochul announced an extensive plan including short-term steps to remove barriers and recruit traditional and non-traditional Commercial Driver’s License ... MORE
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St. John Fisher College’s Class of 2020 gets an official commencement during alumni weekend

On Saturday morning, the St. John Fisher Class of 2020 was finally able to have their commencement ceremony. The students were unable to hold a ceremony because of the pandemic in 2020, so this year 170 students returned to cross the stage ... MORE
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Keuka College launches new program focusing on public health needs as the need for health professionals increases

With physical and mental health needs spiking as the nation struggles to emerge from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Keuka College has launched an ambitious program that aims to educate students in fields that address pressing public health needs. The new School of ... MORE
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Governor Kathy Hochul will return to Syracuse University this weekend to address the Class of 2020

Governor Kathy Hochul is a Syracuse University alum, and will be delivering the commencement speech for the class of 2020 on Sunday. Hochul graduated from the Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs ... MORE
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Port Byron Board of Education berated by community members during September meeting

Following a major disruption during its Board of Education meeting, Port Byron Central School District will be reevaluating how to go about future meetings. A group from the community came to share during the public comment portion of the meeting on their ... MORE
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Walkout organized by students at the Waterloo High School in protest against a staffer’s alleged comments

Waterloo High School students have gathered together to hold a peaceful protest outside of their high school. It began this morning, with students holding signs chanting “If she ain’t fired, we ain’t tired” and “What do we want? Change! When do we ... MORE
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New York will not be enlisting help from National Guard soldiers to drive school buses

As school bus driver shortages continue to be an issue throughout the country, New York appears to still be working toward a solution. Massachusetts has called in the National Guard and is currently training 150 soldiers to drive a special van that ... MORE
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Students receive letter Wednesday at Syracuse University detailing the requirement for masks in the Dome

Following the game last weekend at Syracuse University, the school will have Dome staff enforcing the mask rules this weekend due to the minimal effort on fans parts to follow them. A letter was sent to students Wednesday that informed them they ... MORE
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Lyons Central School District will see a familiar face with their new superintendent Matt Barr

Matt Barr will be returning to Lyons Central School District as the new superintendent. Barr previously taught and was a principal for the school district for 17 years. He was appointed Tuesday by the Board of Education and will begin Sept. 27 ... MORE
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Some schools will embrace what they’ve learned from remote learning and bring it into the classroom

Schools have learned a lot from the pandemic and plan to take those lessons with them into the classroom. Manlius Pebble Hill School has technology in every classroom which makes it easier if they ever need to go back to remote learning ... MORE
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Hobart and William Smith Colleges ranks in top 5 for service in Washington Monthly’s 2021 College Guide and Rankings

Hobart and William Smith has once again been made the top 5 in Washington Monthly’s 2021 College Guide and Rankings for service. This is the fifth year the school has been on the list in the top 5 and this year they ... MORE
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Auburn school district has only been open for a week and has 30 isolations among students and staff

School started a week ago for the Auburn Enlarged City School District and there are already 30 isolations for both students and staff. District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo said a lot of kids didn’t even make it to school to start because of ... MORE