CANASTOTA >> The Canastota Central School Distinct held its public hearing Tuesday night on the proposed 2014-15 school budget that will be decided by district voters May 20.
Although there were approximately 100 people in attendance, there was little public comment and no opposition to the budget expressed.
Canastota resident Brenda Conover said she attended the hearing to better educate herself on the entire budget process. “I feel that the district has done a very good job in looking out not only for the taxpayers, but most importantly, the children,” she said.
ALBANY— The State Senate today passed landmark legislation sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that creates a new, specialized educational path to train students to fill the growing number of jobs in New York in manufacturing and high tech fields.
The legislation (S.5966) creates a Career and Technical Education (CTE) diploma to provide an alternative pathway to a high school graduation that incorporates career-focused education classes and curriculum into school programs with the goal of producing more highly skilled workers for New York State's technical and manufacturing industries.
Senator Valesky stopped at the First Presbyterian Church in Chittenango to donate backpacks full of school supplies to the Chittenango Area Association of Churches school supplies drive held in August. Midge Daviau, chair of the school supplies drive, and her grandkids Aime and Tyler accepted the donation.
New York is in the midst of a middle-skills job crisis.
When you look at help-wanted listings across our state, the positions being advertised are for computer network specialists, electricians, machinists, welders and high-tech manufacturing workers. We often hear from employers who say many job applicants for skilled labor or high-tech positions lack the necessary skills to do the job. Additionally, we have a significant number of students who do not finish school, or who graduate without the skills to do well in college or the job market.
Providing a Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathway to high school graduation helps solve this problem, but time to act is ticking.
By Long Island News & PRs Published: December 03 2014
Education Commissioner John B. King announced the nomination of 10 New York state high school seniors for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Merrick, NY - December 3, 2014 - Education Commissioner John B. King announced today the nomination of 10 New York state high school seniors for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The Presidential Scholar recognition is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. Every year, one young man and one young woman from each state are named as Presidential Scholars.