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Discussing Geneva City Council Ward 6, Decline of Students in FLX, and Veto Power Law .::. The Debrief Podcast 5/8/19

This week on The Debrief Podcast – Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso debate the future of rural school districts, as a FingerLakes1.com exclusive shows significant declines in student enrollment across the Finger Lakes. The duo also discusses the latest from Geneva City Council’s Tuesday session to find a Ward 6 Councilor; and the future of a veto power law, which would put more power in the hands of New York residents than ever before.

Watch the program below, or listen to the podcast version available on Spotify, iTunes, and Google Podcasts.


Jeff Pirozzolo, Auburn Schools Superintendent .::. Weber This Week 6/1/16

Meet Auburn Enlarged City Schools Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo and learn about some of the unique challenges facing his district and his philosophies on education.

Incoming Waterloo School Superintendent Terri Bavis .::. Inside the FLX 4/19/16

Meet the incoming Waterloo School District Superintendent Terri Bavis as she discusses her background and philosophies that will guide her in her new role as leader of Waterloo Schools.

Steve Parker Zielinski, South Seneca CSD .::. Inside the FLX 3/15/16

The Superintendent of South Seneca School District, Steve Parker Zielinski, is in-studio as a guest on Inside the FLX with Josh Durso to discuss the recent capital project that was approved by voters along with the South Seneca Lady Falcons girls basketball team’s state championship.

Mike & Tony Ferrara on Education .::. Weber This Week 10/19/15

Tony Ferrara was the longtime principal at Mynderse Academy High School in Seneca Falls until his retirement last year. Mike Ferrara was the longtime principal at Waterloo High School until his retirement in August. Combined, they were at the helm of both northern Seneca County high schools for a total of 77 years! Topics include Common Core, longer school days, and many other important issues facing educators and parents today.

Public Education Forum at Hobart & William Smith Colleges .::. 3/19/15

Public Education Forum themed, “Respect Public Education. It works!” in Albright Auditorium at Hobart & William Smith in Geneva on Thursday evening, March 20, 2015.

This forum will feature a panel discussion moderated by Steven Uebbing, a professor at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education and also includes an appearance by Senator Mike Nozzolio. Panelists include Trina Newton, Geneva’s school superintendent; Scott Bischoping, Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES superintendent; Kathy Guenther, a member of the Penn Yan school board; Greg Lazzaro, a member of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors from Seneca Falls; Kathleen Passalacqua, a Geneva reading teacher; Kristina Knight, a Seneca Falls parent; and Jenna Curbeau, a student at Penn Yan Middle School. HWS President Mark Gearan will give the opening remarks.

Culture of Entitlement .::. Episode 65

You know what grinds our gears?! Self entitlement and the “I Want” generation. Amanda and Tiffany tackle the new initiative to give a “free” education to inmates. We are all riled up!