Syracuse University’s new Chancellor is ready to make some changes and stake out some positions after completing his first semester on the job. WAER’s Chris Bolt reports Kent Syverud preaches transparency and is letting the public in on issues that affect campus and the local community.
New York’s Education Commissioner took the 60th anniversary of the Brown versus Board of Education decision to defend the Common Core standards in schools. John King went after the programs critics. He says Common Core is not about a federal curriculum or making testing companies get rich.
The state’s top lawyer provided some historical context Friday for the tradition that Syracuse University Law School grads are about to enter into. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman delivered a commencement address to 212 juris doctor candidates and nine who earned a master of laws.
Hear NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's entire speech to SU's Law School graduates.
This year’s commencement was momentous for the entire law school. Dean Hannah Arterian told the graduates they are the last to complete their education in the buildings on the “cliff” overlooking Irving Avenue.
A new academy will be phased in at the former Fowler High School in Syracuse starting this fall. Poor state performance is forcing the change, which was approved Wednesday by the SCSD Board of Education.
It will be called the Public Service Leadership Academy, and will include four career-specific academies: First Responder, Homeland Security, Military Science and Entrepreneurship. Within those academies, students can opt-in to eleven more narrow career pathways – all under one roof.