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.
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.
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.
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.