Education http://waer.org en After the Report about Race and School Discipline, What's in Your Heart? http://waer.org/post/after-report-about-race-and-school-discipline-whats-your-heart <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The story I read Saturday by Post-Standard reporter James T. Mulder &nbsp;told of how an investigation by the state's Attorney General found that black students in the Syracuse city school district are twice as likely to be disciplined as white students.</div><div> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 03:15:24 +0000 Mark Bialczak 19794 at http://waer.org After the Report about Race and School Discipline, What's in Your Heart? Middle School Authors Get to Hold Book Signing in Say Yes to Education Program http://waer.org/post/middle-school-authors-get-hold-book-signing-say-yes-education-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Students, parents, teachers and administrators gathered at Edward Smith School to celebrate one of the successes of <a href="http://www.sayyessyracuse.org/">Say Yes to Education</a>. &nbsp;The Young Authors program held a book signing Thursday for the students that participated this year. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:21:50 +0000 Chris Bolt 19544 at http://waer.org Middle School Authors Get to Hold Book Signing in Say Yes to Education Program Will Abandoning Common Core Set School Equality Back to Brown V. Board of Ed Days? http://waer.org/post/will-abandoning-common-core-set-school-equality-back-brown-v-board-ed-days <p>New York’s Education Commissioner took the 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the <a href="http://www.civilrights.org/education/brown/">Brown versus Board of Education decision</a> to defend the Common Core standards in schools.&nbsp; John King went after the programs critics.&nbsp; He says Common Core is not about a federal curriculum or making testing companies get rich. Wed, 14 May 2014 21:14:04 +0000 Chris Bolt 18226 at http://waer.org Will Abandoning Common Core Set School Equality Back to Brown V. Board of Ed Days? 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 Onondaga Citizens League Report Warns of Underinvestment in Young Children http://waer.org/post/onondaga-citizens-league-report-warns-underinvestment-young-children <p><a href="http://onondagacitizensleague.org/">The Onondaga Citizens League</a> released a report <a href="http://onondagacitizensleague.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/OCL-2013-final-copy-for-web.pdf">calling attention to a serious lack of investment in the community’s youngest children</a>. The report, entitled “Thrive by Five,” acknowledges the fact that New York State is making provisions to improve kindergarten and Pre-K but warns that officials have failed to place enough emphasis on the earliest developmental stages. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:38:11 +0000 Nicole Griffin & Ben Mitchell 16877 at http://waer.org Onondaga Citizens League Report Warns of Underinvestment in Young Children