Education

Sep. 8, 2016

Jamie Nimey of Nimey's Riverside Automotive on Whitesboro Street in Yorkville left school supplies in a bus shelter he made for local students.

Sep. 7, 2016

Renovation work at Whitesboro High School will be ongoing as the new school year begins.

Sep. 6, 2016

Schools in New York state will now be required to test their drinking water for lead contamination.

Sep. 1, 2016

As of Thursday all students entering the seventh or 12th grades in New York state will be required to be vaccinated against meningitis.

Sep. 1, 2016

We invited Frank Elias on NEWSChannel 2 at Daybreak and Sunrise to talk about the pumpkin craze and it's impact on fall business on September 1st, the first day of meteorological fall,

Aug. 31, 2016

One educational administrator discusses the impact of cell phones in school.

Aug. 30, 2016

Now is the time for students ages 14-18 to start thinking about getting involved in robotics ahead of the school year.FIRST stands for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology".

Aug. 29, 2016

Ithaca College is mourning the loss of a 19-year-old sophomore student, who was stabbed to death at nearby Cornell University following a fight.

Aug. 29, 2016

State officials in New York are marking the start of fall college classes with a series of campus fire safety inspections.

Aug. 28, 2016

Ithaca College is offering counseling for students, and asking for tips in a stabbing incident on the Cornell Campus early this morning.

Aug. 26, 2016

Pull into the Utica College campus and you're going to see a lot of orange shirts, these are the Moose Movers. Upperclassmen, members of campus organizations and college staff all on hand to help the Class of 2020 move in.

Aug. 25, 2016

A public university in New York says the #StopWhitePeople2K16 used as the title of a recent training session was chosen for its irony and the session - about diversity - wasn't anti-white.

Aug. 25, 2016

The New York State Education Department has hired a chief privacy officer to protect student and teacher data.

Aug. 24, 2016

New York State has launched a campaign against underage drinking just in time for the start of the fall semester.

Aug. 23, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that student teaching and research assistants at private universities are employees and have a right to be represented by unions.

Aug. 22, 2016

Two local community colleges have been named among the best in the country.

Aug. 22, 2016

A brand new library is about to open in Utica, but it's not quite like the libraries you may be used to.

Aug. 19, 2016

Eight-year-old Brody Savicki has Down Syndrome, but he hasn't let anything get in his way.

Aug. 19, 2016

That date on the sign outside local schools is inching perilously close: first day of classes of the new school year.

Aug. 18, 2016

Hundreds of local children were soaking in their last moments of summer during the Back to School and Say No to Drugs Party at Johnson Park, Wednesday night.

Aug. 16, 2016

It's the day parents have dreamed of - and dreaded: Move-in day at Hamilton College in Clinton.

Aug. 15, 2016

Seventy years ago it started out as part of a dairy farm, but now an historic round barn in the Town of New Hartford is part of a working theater group.

Aug. 15, 2016

It's one more step for downtown Utica. One of the Mohawk Valley's business innovators, Thincubator has a new shop on 326 Broad Street.

Aug. 15, 2016

Oneida County Legislator Colin Idzi would like to see increased reimbursements for school lunch programs to ensure healthier options for students.

Aug. 12, 2016

Brenda Episcopo, the CEO of the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica area, stopped by to talk about this year’s back-to-school supply drive.

Aug. 12, 2016

Summer camps are continuing all over Central New York here in August, and the culmination of a one week 'drone' camp is coming to an end out at Griffiss.

Aug. 10, 2016

A local event that aims to bring people together to share ideas is happening at Mohawk Valley Community College for the fourth annual TEDxUtica, Spark.

Aug. 10, 2016

Central Valley School District is trying to cut down on those marathon bus rides to and from school.

Aug. 8, 2016

Playing online video games could actually boost teens' grades, while using social media may lower them.

Aug. 5, 2016

As in so many other cities, during these warm months, First Friday events bring together arts, culture, music and people.

Aug. 5, 2016

Congressman Richard Hanna, (R)- 22, announced the Department of Health and Human Services awarded a more than $1.2 million grant to Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. for local Head Start programs.

Aug. 4, 2016

"MASH" and "West Wing" actor Alan Alda used his star power to promote science and communication skills at the Project Fibonacci Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Conference, on Wednesday night.

Aug. 2, 2016

Notre Dame principal retiring, plans include continued school involvement

Aug. 1, 2016

For a second straight year, more than 20 percent of New York students sat out of this year's Common Core tests, but those who took them showed gains in English and to a lesser extent, math.

Jul. 28, 2016

It may be summer vacation, but dozens of local students are still in the classroom learning about STEM.

Jul. 27, 2016

The stairway in front of the Utica Public Library is in need of repair, with several steps cracked and crumbling.

Jul. 26, 2016

Marina Kistner, from the Oneida County Health Department Clinic, stopped by to talk about National Immunization Awareness Month in August.

Jul. 26, 2016

The Little Falls Junior Police Academy is happening this week.

Jul. 26, 2016

Looking for something for your kids to do this summer? Check out the Glimmerglass Cubs program at Glimmerglass State Park.

Jul. 25, 2016

Judy Tastor, Children's Services Coordinator, shares some of the ways we can support our children and talk to them about the violent and tragic news events they are hearing about.

Jul. 25, 2016

These days hitting the books may not involve a book at all, and but finding the right device for your student requires homework. When it comes to choosing laptops for students, children and parents don't always see eye-to-eye.

Jul. 21, 2016

The Utica City School District has reached an agreement in the lawsuit alleging discriminatory treatment of immigrant and refugee students.

Jul. 21, 2016

Dr. John DeTraglia and Cynthia DeTraglia, from MVILR, shared information on their great organization!

Jul. 18, 2016

A local student, who's an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, is in Washington, D.C., ahead of a White House summit called "Beating the Odds."

Jul. 18, 2016

SUNY Polytechnic Institute announced a new Bachelor of Science degree in Interactive Media and Game Design.

Jul. 18, 2016

The State Education Department is now accepting applications for $9 million in grants for two New York State My Brother’s Keeper Initiatives: the Teacher Opportunity Corps and the Family and Community Engagement Program.

Jul. 18, 2016

The 2016 -17 school year is around the corner, and that means your students need to get those immunizations up-to-date!

Jul. 15, 2016

The one-day conference called "We've got your back" is taking place at MVCC and brings together more than 100 higher education professionals.

Jul. 15, 2016

Earlier this week, CNBC revealed its annual survey about the best states for business. Utah came out on top for 2016.

Jul. 12, 2016

One class of students in Poland took their school lessons out of the classroom and into the stream.

Jul. 12, 2016

Faced with a teacher shortage, New York education leaders are making it easier for out-of-state teachers to work in the state.

Jul. 8, 2016

Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES District Superintendent Mark Vivacqua will retire on August 31.

Jul. 7, 2016

The Stanley Theatre transformed into a whole new world Thursday night. It's the 'Summer on Stage' performance of "Aladdin Jr."

Jul. 5, 2016

The Utica Zoo is offering some deals for children, community members and runners throughout the summer.

Jul. 5, 2016

The executive director of the Children's Museum for the last 11 months is stepping down from the position.

Jul. 4, 2016

This July Fourth edition of the Morning Mug Club features the Mohawk Valley Community College Career Camp for Kids.

Jun. 29, 2016

State Comptroller office released its latest school audits from Mount Markham, New York Mills, Oneida City and Whitesboro districts.

Jun. 22, 2016

Townsquare Media has found a way to help local students who want to play music, but can't afford their own instruments, through a program called 'The Gift of Music.'

Jun. 15, 2016

More than 70 years after she left high school to build World War II aircraft, a former member of America's Rosie the Riveter ranks is getting her diploma.

Jun. 15, 2016

Did you know that brook trout are an indicator of a healthy stream? 4th grade students from Poland got out of the classroom and into the world of science Tuesday releasing trout into the Cold Brook stream by their school.

Jun. 13, 2016

Two Herkimer College employees were honored with the 2016 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. Tabitha Carter, coordinator for the Internet Academy, received the Chancellor’s Award for Professional Service, and Assistant Professor of English Andrew Devitt received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Jun. 10, 2016

New York's Assembly has passed legislation to require that health education in schools includes mental health.

Jun. 9, 2016

Parents contacted NewsChannel 2 after receiving a phone call from Clinton Central Schools about a knife being brought to school.

Jun. 7, 2016

Dozens of people gathered at Herkimer College on Tuesday night to discuss ways to promote Herkimer County and tackle issues.

Jun. 7, 2016

More than 600 students from nine Herkimer County schools are learning about summer hazards, just weeks before school lets out for vacation.

Jun. 6, 2016

New York schoolchildren would learn about Lyme disease under a bill before Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Jun. 3, 2016

It was an exciting morning for staff and students at Staley Elementary School in Rome.

Jun. 2, 2016

Congressman Richard Hanna, (R) 22nd Congressional District, was in Rome Thursday to discuss the importance of early childhood education.

Jun. 1, 2016

State Senator Joseph Griffo presented the New York State Senate Youth Leadership Recognition Award to each of the following local high school junior and senior students during a ceremony Tuesday at Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES.

Jun. 1, 2016

The State Education Department announced that 75 percent of questions from the 2016 Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests that count toward student scores are now posted online at EngageNY.org.

May. 31, 2016

The head of the SUNY system, Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, announced she is stepping down next year, according to multiple media outlets.

May. 28, 2016

This Memorial Day weekend, parades and ceremonies will be held across the nation to honor fallen veterans. But, on a hot Saturday morning, a group of students from Notre Dame Junior-Senior High School gathered to remember those who have served in the armed forces in a different way.

May. 25, 2016

Morris girl continues skills at next round of Scripps National Spelling Bee

May. 25, 2016

Courage, commitment and character - those are the qualities New York State has recognized in two local students.

May. 24, 2016

The National Spelling Bee got underway today in Washington, D.C., and WKTV is watching for a local face.