The story I read Saturday by Post-Standard reporter James T. Mulder 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.
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.
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.
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.