Hannah Warren http://waer.org en Fowler High School to be Phased Out in Favor of New Technical High School http://waer.org/post/fowler-high-school-be-phased-out-favor-new-technical-high-school <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new academy will be phased in at the former Fowler High School in Syracuse starting this fall. &nbsp;Poor state performance is forcing the change, which was approved Wednesday by the SCSD&nbsp;Board of Education.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:01:44 +0000 Hannah Warren & John Smith 17031 at http://waer.org Fowler High School to be Phased Out in Favor of New Technical High School City Launches Website to Inform Drivers of Road Work http://waer.org/post/city-launches-website-inform-drivers-road-work <div>Since the first big thaw swept through the Syracuse area, you've probably noticed the big orange signs for detours and construction.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Road construction season is well underway in an around Syracuse, and the city is trying to make navigating the streets a little more bearable. City Hall has launched </span><a href="http://www.syrgov.net/roadwork" style="line-height: 1.5;">a new website</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to inform residents and commuters about delays and detours caused by road work. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:10:23 +0000 Hannah Warren & Scott Willis & Alexandra Linde 16971 at http://waer.org City Launches Website to Inform Drivers of Road Work Senator Gillibrand Champions Equal Pay for Women and Minimum Wage Hike http://waer.org/post/senator-gillibrand-champions-equal-pay-women-and-minimum-wage-hike <div>Women might be the key in passing an increase to the federal minimum wage – or at least that’s how New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to frame the wage legislation to her congressional colleagues. &nbsp;</div><div>She highlighted the issue Tuesday on “Equal Pay Day,” the date to which women would have to work to match the pay men got for the same job last calendar year. &nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The current pay gap between the sexes stands at about 14% - women on average make $0.77 cents for every dollar earned by men. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:02:52 +0000 Hannah Warren & Chris Bolt 16608 at http://waer.org Senator Gillibrand Champions Equal Pay for Women and Minimum Wage Hike Girls Inc. and YWCA Open Eyes to Science and Tech Career Options http://waer.org/post/girls-inc-and-ywca-open-eyes-science-and-tech-career-options <p>We’ve all been asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”&nbsp; Over the weekend, middle- and high-school aged girls got the chance to explore their options. The Girls Summit Career Conference, which is organized through the <a href="http://www.ywca-syracuse.org/site/c.evKSIdOUIiJaH/b.8089973/k.BEA7/Home.htm">YWCA</a>, took over the Hillside Agency Center on Salt Springs Road to shine some light on career possibilities that girls may never have considered for their own futures.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:11:15 +0000 Chris Bolt & Hannah Warren 16543 at http://waer.org Girls Inc. and YWCA Open Eyes to Science and Tech Career Options Supreme Court Decision Raises Roof on Political Contributions http://waer.org/post/supreme-court-decision-raises-roof-political-contributions <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://action.citizen.org/p/salsa/event/common/public/search.sjs?distributed_event_KEY=706">Rallies are being held in Syracuse and across the country today</a> in reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down overall limits on political contributions. &nbsp;The 5 to 4 ruling in </span>McCutcheon<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> vs. </span>FEC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> allows a single donor to give up to $3.5 million per election cycle to a political party. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:06:22 +0000 Hannah Warren & Scott Willis 16351 at http://waer.org Supreme Court Decision Raises Roof on Political Contributions