Education

PBS NewsHour, Sesame Street & Lessons on Saving

PBS NewsHour's Paul Solman can tell you how to get to Sesame Street - and he can tell you how the children's program approaches teaching kids about saving.

Budget Cut Victims: Foreign Language Regents Exams

Because of budget cuts, this year marks the final year students across New York State will take regents exams in foreign languages.

Tax Cap Could Heighten Tensions Between Workers, Management

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports that with a potential tax cap coming, teachers and their union anticipate that they will have to compete with school boards over dwindling resources.

SUNY Claims $20 Billion Economic Impact in NYS

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Marie Cusick looks at a report called "How SUNY Matters," which attempts to quantify the total economic impact of the statewide higher education system in New York.

Not Everyone Pleased with Tax Cap

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports the groups potentially impacted by a ta proposed tax cap say they are still trying to change what they see as the most potentially harmful parts of the package.

State Senate Hearing on Teacher Discipline

The state Senate's education committee is examining the system used to discipline teachers in New York.

Galactic Sunburst

This week on WXXI-FM, Memorial Art Gallery curator of education Marlene Hamann-Whitmore offers an overview of the Fiberart International Show at the MAG. 

Almost All Local School Budgets Get Voter Approval

Voters in area school districts went to the polls Tuesday, and as expected most of them approved their school budgets.

Parents Lead Buffalo Schools Boycott

On Monday, many students in Buffalo were kept home as parents participated in a district-wide boycott of the school system.

School Boards Expect 90% of Budgets to Pass

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports the State School Boards Association expects mostly "yes" votes as 700 school districts put school budgets up for vote.