Smart Schools Bond Act
5:30 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Cuomo Makes Case for Education Bond Act but Skeptics Remain

Credit / University of Kansas

The November 4 ballot includes an amendment to borrow $2 billion dollars to buy new technology for school children, like I-Pads and other tablets.  Fiscal watchdogs are against it, and the education community has been lukewarm. But with one week left to go before voting day, Governor Cuomo who came up with idea, has finally started to push for it.

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National Food Day Celebration
4:01 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Delaware Elementary School Students Celebrate National Food Day Through Healthy Eating Activities

A Delaware Elementary School student shows off the apples and grapes she gets to take home as a part of the National Food Day celebrations October 24.
Credit John Smith

  Students at Delaware Elementary School in Syracuse probably made some healthier choices than some adults today on this National Food Day.  The students have been learning about fresh fruits and vegetables all week. 

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4:16 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Replica Berlin Wall Built in Commemoration at Syracuse University

Syracuse University's School of Architecture build a replice of the Berlin Wall
Alexander Wallick WAER

Syracuse University is marking the 25th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall by building another one. However, this replica Berlin Wall is meant to be interactive, as students and faculty from Syracuse University and Fayetteville-Manlius High School discovered yesterday when they gathered outside of the Maxwell School.  They wrote their own messages on the symbolic wall, built by SU’s School of Architecture.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders
6:13 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Author Shares Story of Pain, Discrimination and Triumph of Life with Asperger's Syndrome

Author Jesse Saperstien developed a muppet to help teach kids about Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  It’s been a life of ups and downs, triumph and struggles for Jesse Saperstein.

“That’s the benefit of having a rough life.  You have a ton to write about so I was fortunately able to fill two books.”

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Clarence Jordan Vision Center
4:41 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Renovation Project Could be a Haven to Help Syracuse Youth Grow and Succeed

The rendering for the Clarence Jordan Vision Center renovations
Credit Joseph Coudriet / Mercy Works

A long-time eyesore on South Salina Street in Syracuse could become a ‘lighthouse’ for the community and its youth.  That’s what former Rescue Mission Leader Clarence Jordan is calling the Vision Center that Mercy Works is planning to build.  Jordan hopes a shining new façade and the youth programs that can be housed inside will boost the neighborhood.

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