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.
Two groups of 6th graders from Eagle Hill middle school in the Fayetteville-Manlius school district visited WAER today for a tour of the station and to record their annual radio production of "A Christmas Carol". The trip was arranged by teachers Kent Jeffery and Carol Borg. WAER's Cora Thomas and Eric Cohen assisted with the recording.
Representative Dan Maffei has joined the discussion on education reform by releasing his new plan for strengthening education in Central New York. Also in attendance were local education leaders including the Syracuse Teachers Association President, a transfer counselor from Cayuga Community College and the Vice President of the Syracuse University Student Association.