Education

Many parts of society have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and education has not been spared. Schools faced closures, then ascrambled to find ways to teach remotely. This followed by uncertainty about letting students back into classrooms.


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Online and other remote learning have become the norm for Central New York students from elementary school all the way through college.  Will it have a negative impact on education?  And should we have been more prepared?. 

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Many college students enrolled in local schools started classes again this week after spring break.  The isolation policies due to the coronavirus are affecting students’ learning … as well as organizations that help them. One student from Syracuse is trying to keep her dream alive amid the changes and restrictions. 


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The NAACP of Syracuse and Onondaga County shared their focal points for 2020 that include voting, health and education improvements, and justice in the community.  Chapter President Linda Brown-Robinson hopes to bring the community together to improve the economy of the city of Syracuse.  

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New figures out from the State Education Department show Syracuse City schools had their highest graduation rates in a decade.  The data shows 64.5% of students that entered in 2015 graduated High School. 


Onondaga Community College

An on-the-job apprenticeship training program is about to launch to fill the gaps for a lack of qualified talent in Central New York for machinists and toolmakers.  Onondaga Community College is partnering with two local companies to offer the free on the job training. 


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We recently gave you a look into how some Syracuse City Schools are implementing non-traditional programming after they were flagged for low performance by the state.  Now, we are taking a closer look at two alternative, private schools with unique curriculums.


DeWitt Elementary Students "Mix it Up at Lunch" with Global Intitative

Oct 22, 2019
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Students at Moses DeWitt Elementary School tried something new at lunch Tuesday, but it had nothing to do with food.  It’s called “Mix it Up at Lunch Day,” where students sit with a different group of peers at lunch.


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The proposed STEAM school in the old Syracuse Central High School building cleared its first major hurdle last week when state lawmakers approved the plan.  The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math school is collaboration between the city, county, and area school districts. 


City of Syracuse

The statistics about poverty in the Syracuse City School District are well known, but students' needs and the effects of poverty aren't always completely understood. Reggie Kelley started Rise Above Poverty to bring greater awareness to the basic necessities students don’t have and the stigma that they face for not having those items. 


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