Education

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11:15 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

After the Report about Race and School Discipline, What's in Your Heart?

  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.

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Young Authors Program
2:21 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Middle School Authors Get to Hold Book Signing in Say Yes to Education Program

Three books written by students in Syracuse schools were published as part of a Say Yes to Education program.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  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.  

Listen to Young Authors: Isabel Chaperone, Calista Williams, Cammi Nash and Jordan Collie read their work that was part of the published books.

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Brown v. Board of Ed 60th anniv
5:14 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Will Abandoning Common Core Set School Equality Back to Brown V. Board of Ed Days?

NYS Education Commissioner John King
Credit nysed.gov

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.

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PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
7:01 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Fowler High School to be Phased Out in Favor of New Technical High School

Fowler High School will transition to a new education model, becoming the Public Service Leadership Academy in four years
Credit Chris Bolt / WAER News

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. 

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
6:38 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Onondaga Citizens League Report Warns of Underinvestment in Young Children

Sherry Cleary speaks about the "Thrive By Five" report
Credit WAER News

The Onondaga Citizens League released a report calling attention to a serious lack of investment in the community’s youngest children. 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.

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