Education

OCC's COLLEGE FOR KIDS
11:34 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

It's Really "Rocket Science" for These CNY Grade School Students

Kelsie Bottari with her rocket
Scott Willis WAER News

The term “rocket science” actually means something to the 3rd through 8th graders enrolled in Aerospace Engineering Camp at OCC's College for Kids…like, what goes up must come down, but not always where you expect.

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STEM Jobs
3:58 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Jobs in Science and Technology Fields Best Path to Employment: Brookings Inst Study

New study shows STEM jobs (science, technology, engineering and math) are harder to fill, indicating an opportunity for job seekers or students seeking a major.

  Syracuse-area school officials and the business community have been touting the advantage of studying the so-called STEM skills for years now.  Anyone from high school to college to a worker who's retraining has  been urged to get into Science, Technology, Engineering or Math fields to help them get a job.  

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Universal Pre-K
2:49 pm
Sun June 22, 2014

Expansion of Universal Pre-K in New York Going Slower than Expected

Fewer than one-fourth of New York School districts are ready to participate in expanding Universal Pre-K.
Credit Americanprogress.org

  The enthusiasm to expand universal Pre-Kindergarten education across the state is fizzling over money issues…even though the Governor promised a blank check to districts earlier this year.  Now education advocates are saying the effort to get more four-year-olds into full-day preschool might need some retooling.

  It was just this past March during budget talks when expanding Universal Pre-K to all new York families who wanted it was a hot topic.

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Young Authors Program
2:21 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Middle School Authors Get to Hold Book Signing in Say Yes to Education Program

Three books written by students in Syracuse schools were published as part of a Say Yes to Education program.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  Students, parents, teachers and administrators gathered at Edward Smith School to celebrate one of the successes of Say Yes to Education.  The Young Authors program held a book signing Thursday for the students that participated this year.  


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Summer Slide & Achievement Gap
1:09 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

100-k Books Donated to Syracuse Schools to Spur Summer Reading

First Graders at Salem Hyde Elementary School get books for summer reading
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  Syracuse School District Officials announced the district received a donation of 100-thousand books to get kids to read over the summer.  There are documented reasons to keep young minds active when school’s out.

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