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Time is starting to run out for Central New York parents who haven’t vaccinated their children if they’re attending school next week.  A new state law requires ALL students to be vaccinated, or to have their first dose of vaccines during the first 14 days of school.  Religious exemptions are no longer allowed, but students can get a medical exemption if they're immunocompromised or allergic to vaccine components. 


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About 1,200 additional Syracuse City School students will be riding the bus starting this fall after Syracuse Common Councilors Monday approved spending an extra $1.8 million to cover the cost.   


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Members of the Syracuse Youth Advisory Council have spent the past few months researching issues and concerns facing their peers, and today, they made their final presentations to common councilors.  Students in grades 9 to 12 apply for the 11 spots, and have the chance to try and influence change.  One group focused on the lack of diversity among the school district’s teachers and other leaders.  ITC student Donovan Collins doesn’t see many teachers who look like him or can relate to him.

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More than 2,500 children in five Syracuse City Elementary schools are hearing and seeing messages over the next several months about healthy lifestyle habits as part of an effort to reduce childhood obesity. 

  

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The Syracuse City School District has reached an agreement with city government to hire  – and pay for – police officers to serve as School Resource Officers.


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Students are Back to School this week in the Syracuse area.  For some, part of summer vacation was spent learning through activities that introduced them to new areas of study and career fields.  The Syracuse City School District has significantly expanded their career-focused education in P-TECH and C-TECH programs to engage students and held summer internships.  Meanwhile, a new charter school, OnTECH High School opened this week and is not career specific and allows students to determine their own interests.  WAER’s John Smith takes us on a journey through the programs and talks with edu

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The state education department has announced it made an error in the distribution of some federal funding that favored the state’s charter schools over public schools.


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Students and staff at Franklin Elementary School in Syracuse unveiled a brand new playground with a ribbon cutting Tuesday morning, complete with a countdown.


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Syracuse’s P-tech school at the Institute of technology received a guest Monday that they hope will champion the program on a national level. 

First daughter and presidential advisor Ivanka Trump praised the school, local colleges, and business partners for their roles in preparing the local workforce.

Ms. Trump hosted a roundtable discussion to learn more about how the specialized high school curriculum connects students to local companies through mentorships and job shadowing, which could lead to future jobs. 

About 90 Franklin Elementary School 3rd graders had a chance Thursday to get their feet wet and learn a bit about the environment in their own back yards.

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