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2:01 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Prop 3: The Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014

Education & History
1:05 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Watchdog warns against ed bond act

The November ballot includes a proposal for the state to borrow $2 billion dollars to spend on technology for school children, like computer tables.  A fiscal watchdog group says it’s not a good way to finance the purchase of iPads.

The bond act would give New York State permission to borrow $2 billion dollars, primarily to invest in new technology for students in elementary and secondary schools, including iPads and other tablets.  It would also include money for building more classrooms for expanded pre-kindergarten.

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Education & History
1:43 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Digital Coding for Kids

  STEM education is becoming an increasingly important part of children’s lives, in some countries concepts like programming and coding are being taught alongside traditional subjects like reading, writing and mathematics. In this program we look at how some companies are using toy robots and games to teach this important skill. 

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Education & History
1:23 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Cuomo announces new anti-sexual assault measures on SUNY campuses

Governor Cuomo made a rare appearance before the State University of New York Board of Trustees to urge them to pass a system wide set of policies on how to respond to sexual assault and rape on campus.

Cuomo convinced the SUNY Board of Trustees to adopt a new system wide policy that helps prevent sexual assault. It includes a better definition of what it means to consent to sexual activity, immunity for students who report an assault or a rape, and a new Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights.

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Education & History
8:54 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Voters will decide education Bond Act this Fall

Voters in New York will decide in November whether the state should borrow $2 billion dollars for new technology including I-Pads in school classrooms.  Teachers and school administrators who could benefit from the funds say they are supportive but want to see more details.

The bond act, as it reads on the November ballot,  would  provide access to classroom technology and high-speed internet connections , as well as offer funds to build more pre kindergarten classrooms, and replace the trailers that some overcrowded schools in New York City have been using to teach students.

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