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Connect: NY – Constitutional Convention


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Connect:NY, WCNY’s statewide TV news and public affairs series, will continue to convene conversations that matter to all citizens of New York State with its second series on a crucial subject: the constitutional convention.

Every 20 years, the state constitution mandates a statewide referendum on whether to convene a constitutional convention. The next vote arrives Nov. 7, 2017, when voters determine whether New Yorkers will supersede the state legislature’s authority over constitutional amendment and determine whether the constitution should, in any way, be streamlined. New York’s 50,000-word constitution currently has 225 amendments.

To help voters make informed decisions, WCNY will explore this important opportunity to reshape government beginning with a series of six episodes of Connect:NY. WCNY’s news and public affairs director Susan Arbetter will host monthly conversations on six of the key aspects of the issue on Connect:NY. Stakeholders in government, labor, the environment, law and business will join scholars and educators will join a lively, in-studio presentation that will be produced from WCNY’s Broadcast and Education Center.

Next on Connect NY: August 2016,Re-imagining New York: Ethics & Power


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The episodes will include:

May 16, 2016
NY’s Constitutional Convention: Halley’s Comet of Change

June 2016
Re-imagining New York: Environment

July 2016
Re-imagining New York: Crime & Punishment

August 2016
Re-imagining New York: Ethics & Power

September 2016
Re-imagining New York: Education

October 2016
Con Con 2017: From Imagination to Reality?

Episodes of Connect:NY will air Mondays at 9 p.m. on WCNY, and on local PBS stations across New York. The program will be available via streaming at wcny.org.

 


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Connect: NY – Education


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Receivership

Receivership

Common Core

Common Core

Opting Out

Opting Out

School Funding

School Funding

Achievement Gap

Achievement Gap

Teacher Evaluations

Teacher Evaluations


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New Public Affairs TV series explores critical issues in education with NYS Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia

This new series explores statewide issues of critical importance and begins with six, monthly, one-hour panel discussions about education issues including: Common Core standards, receivership, teacher evaluation, school financing, achievement gaps, testing and opting out, and legal challenges.

Susan Arbetter, WCNY director of news and public affairs and host of “The Capitol Pressroom” serves as host on the new show, and moderates a panel conversation with NYS Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia.

The show aims to give stakeholders across New York State a better understanding of education issues. WCNY plans to continue the series in the future around other important topics.


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Receivership

An Interview with Buffalo School Superintdent Dr. Kriner Cash

Buffalo schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash has been charged by New York State to lead one of Upstate New York’s largest school districts and turn around five persistently struggling schools in receivership. Cash received sweeping authority to install changes that will keep the schools from state takeover. He has a year to make those changes. Cash spoke with Connect: NY about the job ahead, the challenge he faces with union and school board challenges to his plans and how he has learned, as a school turnaround specialist, to change the course of failing schools and school systems.


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