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SUNY vaccine mandate creates issues for students: “It’s not a great situation for anyone”

Reaction across SUNY campuses has been mixed as the state’s COVID vaccine mandate went into effect this week. The college system began kicking students out who failed to get the vaccine before the September 27 deadline — and many students on campus ... MORE
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Navient quits student loans: What happens next for borrowers now? Is your account safe?

Approximately 6 million student loan borrowers are without a lender after Navient announced that it was backing out of the federal student loan game. Now those borrowers are waiting to be matched with new lenders.  The company had a portfolio of outstanding ... MORE
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How to go to college for free

The University of Akron is offering a new scholarship that makes college entirely free, if you meet the qualifications. The scholarship will allow students who are eligible for the Pell Grant to receive four free years of school tuition free. The Zips ... MORE
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Workshop open to public about solar leasing in Yates County Oct. 26

Cornell Cooperative Extension will host an educational workshop Oct. 26 about solar leasing in Yates County. While providing information on the topic, Cornell remains neutral and only wants to offer information to those seeking it. The workshop will be at the Yates ... MORE
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California becomes the first state in the country to require COVID vaccine in schools

California is the first state in the country that will be requiring students in schools to get the COVID vaccine along with their other vaccinations. Governor Gavin Newsom made the announcement Oct. 1 that anyone of the eligible age attending school will ... MORE
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Waterloo School Board expected to appoint new member Oct. 18

One of the interested parties for the open seat on the Waterloo Board of Education has withdrawn their name, leaving two candidates that were interviewed Tuesday. Melissa Marquart withdrew her name leaving Joe Sposato and Charles Bronson in the running. They were ... MORE
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What are bus drivers paid?

School bus drivers are still in high demand for many districts across the state, and some say the pay is the issue. Monroe School Transportation is one of the bigger companies in the Rochester area that drivers work out of for local ... MORE
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Pediatricians feeling overwhelmed as the demand for COVID tests grows

Local pediatricians say they are seeing a large increase in COVID testing at their offices, sometimes resulting in working longer hours. One doctor told NewsChannel 9 that they did over 100 tests Monday and needed to stay longer to be sure they ... MORE
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SUNY students removed from rolls after COVID-19 vaccine mandate begins

SUNY schools across New York have started the process of unenrolling students who refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccine mandate that went into effect this month saw a deadline of Monday, September 27. Apparently there weren’t too many students who ... MORE
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Online tool is now available to check school district’s positive COVID cases statewide

New York has a tool that is now back online that allows people to see the data compiled about COVID cases from local schools. The website was down for maintenance despite school being back in session this month. By using this tool, ... MORE
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Parents feel frustrated with how Victor Central School District handles quarantined students learning

Victor Central School District currently has over 100 students under quarantine due to a spike in positive COVID cases last week. These students are back to learning remotely, but it’s not through Zoom like last year. One mother, Ashley Miller, says her ... MORE
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Tennessee has most school closures due to pandemic this year, followed by Texas, Georgia, Kentucky

The CDC conducted a study that determined which states have the most school closures so far this year, and Tennessee has had the most. Over 400 schools in the state have had to close for at least a day. The other top ... MORE
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Geneva City School District Superintendent placed on administrative leave

Geneva City School District Superintendent Patricia Garcia will be on temporary leave from her role with the district. The decision comes in light of a complaint the Board of Education received, which contains allegations regarding Garcia’s management of personnel. The Board has ... MORE
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Former principal and teacher for Lyons School District officially steps in as superintendent this week

Dr. Matthew Barr, someone with plenty of experience in Lyons School District, officially returned as the new superintendent on Monday. Barr worked for 17 years in the district as a teacher and principal before leaving three years ago to be the principal ... MORE
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A Walmart has decided to ban students from their store during hours that school is in session

A Walmart in Grand Junction Colorado has decided to ban school-age children from their store, but not in the way you might think. The Walmart location has restricted students from their Walmart Neighborhood Market between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 ... MORE
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Wayne County sees increase in COVID-19 among children

Wayne County is letting the public know that there have been a rise in positive COVID-19 cases among kids in school. Wayne County Public Health said in a statement that the evidence seems to align with data that shows the Delta Variant ... MORE
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Comptroller’s Office audit finds that Penn Yan School District’s network access controls need corrective action

The Comptroller’s Office released an audit of the Penn Yan School District’s network access controls this week. The report shows that district officials did not ensure that its network access controls were secure. They also didn’t regularly check network user accounts and ... MORE
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The surge continues in Victor Central School District, with 15 additional COVID cases and nearly 200 quarantines

Just yesterday there were said to be around 170 quarantines due to positive COVID cases in Victor Central School District, but now there are almost 200 quarantines and 15 new cases. Monroe and Wayne County health officials seem to think the cases ... MORE