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Essay by Say Yes Founder and President Featured in Education Week

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Essay by Say Yes Founder and President Featured in Education Week

The current issue of Education Week features an essay by George Weiss, the Founder and Chairman of Say Yes to Education, and Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey...

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Buffalo Developers Pledge 10% of Profits from Luxury Apartments to Say Yes

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

By Jonathan D. Epstein    Developer Nick Sinatra’s plan to convert the former Phoenix Brewery Co. building downtown into loft apartments...

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High School Graduation Rate Climbs in Buffalo, a Say Yes City

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The New York State Department of Education announced on Monday that the high school graduation rate in Buffalo leapt 8.2 percentage points, to 56...

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Say Yes Syracuse Honors Young Authors

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thirty-six Syracuse City School District students showed off their newly published books today at an event at Edward Smith K-8 School. The books,...

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Say Yes Presents at Annual New York State College Admissions Conference

Friday, June 6, 2014

 Say Yes was honored to be asked to give a presentation on its mission and work on June 5 at the annual conference of the New York State...

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Say Yes and Its Partners 'Thank a Teacher' in Syracuse

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Syracuse University men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim joined Syracuse City School District Superintendent Sharon Contreras to thank the teachers...

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Scholarship Advice from Say Yes Featured on NBC 'Today' Show

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (Video)

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The Wallace Foundation to Support Study of Whether and How Community Institutions Can Work Together on Education Reform

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Teachers College Team to Study Popular “Collective Impact” Approach New York (March 18, 2014) – The Wallace Foundation is awarding a...

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Number of Buffalo Public School Graduates Going on to College Jumps 9 Percentage Points with Class of 2013

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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Jacques Steinberg on WNYC-The Brian Lehrer Show

Friday, February 14, 2014

Getting into College: FAFSA

With college application deadlines behind us, families now need to turn to the financial aid process. Jacques Steinberg, senior vice president...

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Say Yes to Education Adds 10 Colleges and Universities as Partners

Friday, December 6, 2013

Program Offers Urban Youth Prospect of Free Tuition

NEW YORK, NY, -- Say Yes to Education, the national nonprofit group that helps organize and galvanize entire cities around making higher education...

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Lumina Foundation Announces Partnership with Buffalo, Syracuse, and Say Yes to Education

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Lumina Foundation, the prestigious private foundation committed to dramatically increasing the proportion of Americans with college degrees and...

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New Book Published on “The Promise of Say Yes to Education in Syracuse.”

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Today marks the publication of a new book, “Reforming a School System, Reviving a City: The Promise of Say Yes to Education in Syracuse,’’ by Gene...

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Education Foundation Honors Say Yes President Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey and New York Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The President of Say Yes , Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey, was honored at the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence Gala Wednesday night (November...

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Say Yes tally for first class of Buffalo students shows 58% in college

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Say Yes tally for first class of Buffalo students shows 58% in college  By Sandra Tan | News Staff Reporter on November 12...

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Say Yes on SiriusXM

Friday, November 1, 2013

SiriusXM to air Live, Call-in “Say Yes to Education” Special   Say Yes to Education’s founder and key staffers to discuss the mission and the...

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Say Yes is good for business in Central New York: Your letters

Monday, September 30, 2013

Say Yes is Good for Business in Central New York: Your Letters To the Editor: As Principals of The Hayner Hoyt Corporation, we have followed with...

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Senator Gillibrand and Say Yes Announce 11 New Colleges

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


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President Obama highlights Say Yes to Education in Buffalo and Syracuse

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

See below for Video Clips and News Coverage

Video Clip: President Obama Notes Say Yes in Buffalo:            “Folks...

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Jacques Steinberg on the Today Show

Monday, August 12, 2013

How to Save, Plan for College

How to save, plan for college If you have a newborn, you’ll need to start saving nearly $500 a month to pay for a public university tuition....

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