Syracuse University Partners With SCSD For High School Summer Course Program

Apr 6, 2021
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Syracuse University is partnering with the Syracuse City School District to give three dozen high school students the chance to explore college life for free this summer. Up to 36 rising high school juniors will be able to take classes through the university’s Summer College Program.

Liverpool Central School District was among the districts that resumed in-person learning for their students five days a week starting Monday for the first time since the pandemic began. Superintendent Mark Potter says prior to this week, the district was operating on a hybrid basis, having different groups of students come in for two days a week while others joined classes virtually.  

He says the recent CDC and county change in guidelines of social distancing from six feet to three feet encouraged the district to make the shift.

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New research on Syracuse University students during the pandemic shows they’re feeling extra stress, isolation, but also some silver linings.  The findings could help improve education that’s had to keep people apart.

It was one-year ago this week that Syracuse University made the decision to close down campus, as the COVID pandemic was rapidly growing.  Chancellor Kent Syverud is reflecting on that year … and remembers being questioned as the University initially tried to move forward.

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Onondaga County updated school district guidance Thursday that allows districts to decrease the amount of distance between student’s desks. The change is an attempt to get more children back into schools.


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Onondaga County’s health department is still deciding whether or not to issue guidance decreasing the recommended distance between students’ desks from 6 feet. The county’s positivity rate dipped below one percent Thursday, and asymptomatic testing in schools returned zero positive tests.

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Virtual schooling due the pandemic has brought on many challenges for kids and parents, but especially for the 11% of school-aged children in New York with ADHD.

In this edition of City Limits: Winds of Change, we begin with how Georgia State University has dramatically narrowed the achievement gap by increasing the graduation rate by 74-percent within 15 years.  Author Andrew Gumbel discusses how the college dramatically turned things around for Black, low-income students.  We’ll then have a look into Syracuse area programs that guide students through school and lead them on a pathway to college or job readiness skills.

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It might seem odd to some Central New Yorkers that the president of one Syracuse-area College is going to study at another.  But that’s exactly what Le Moyne’s top official will be doing. 

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More than a dozen residents stood in front of the Syracuse City School District headquarters on Friday evening to protest the district’s decision to reopen public school on Monday, October 5th. Teachers and parents have concerns over COVID 19 health risks and learning disparities.