Dec 17, 2013 — BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A Board of Regents subcommittee has voted to recommend a $1.3 billion increase in state aid for New York schools next year, along with fairer funding for high-needs districts and bigger investments in universal pre-kindergarten programs and teacher training.
The recommendations announced Monday are expected to be approved by the full board and sent to the state Legislature. Go to full article
State eduation commissioner John King fielding questions at a forum on Common Core earlier this year in Schroon Lake. Photo: Ian Lowe, used by permission
Buffalo, NY, Aug 22, 2013 — Upstate New York is loaded with beautiful architectural treasures, most of them from the 19th and 20th century. And many of them need a facelift. A long-running western New York business is creating terra-cotta architectural features with the help of the latest technology. The Innovation Trail's Ashley Hirtzel reports from Buffalo. Go to full article
The Muskie docked in Buffalo. Photo: Ashley Hirtzel/WBFO
Jul 18, 2013 — The Canal Street String Band features three musicians, 55 strings, and music spanning a couple of centuries. This Buffalo-based group will be playing three shows here in the North Country beginning this weekend. Joel Hurd spoke to band member Dave Ruch.. Go to full article
Instructions for 'CrowdHydrology.' Photo: Ashley Hassett
Jun 28, 2013 — A nationwide project based in New York is using crowd sourcing to gather up-to-date information on water levels.
The program's a partnership between the US Geological Service and the University of Buffalo. It's proving more and more useful at the USGS cuts back on the number of water monitoring stations across the country. Go to full article
Operating inside a local incubator, Randforce Associates merges technology with historical materials. Photo: Daniel Robison, Innovation Trail.