STEAM school

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Syracuse mayor Ben Walsh and School District Superintendent Jaime Alicea toured the former Central High School Thursday, with renewed hope that the long-vacant building will become a regional STEAM school.  Governor Cuomo has committed to the $70+ million project as one of his many priorities, which will also include a worker training center. 

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Excitement is growing about the proposed regional high school and worker training center in Syracuse now that Governor Cuomo has included it as one of his state of the state priorities.  He gave his address Wednesday afternoon.

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. 

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State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins joined other leaders Friday for a tour of the proposed future site of Onondaga County’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, or STEAM school. 

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The latest Downtown Progress Breakfast gave Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh an opportunity to highlight educational and economic projects he says can help transform the city in the future.

Onondaga County lawmakers want Amazon to know the door is open for them to consider locating their second headquarters at an undeveloped business park in Clay.  The legislature voted 13 to 4 to accept legislator Casey Jordan’s non-binding offer of the 339-acre county-owned White Pine Commerce Park as a potential location. 

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The City of Syracuse is getting a boost in its efforts to become the first large municipality in the state to test Smart City technologies.  The New York Power Authority has awarded a half million dollars to the project as part of the larger Syracuse Surge revitalization plan. 

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Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh delivered his second state of the city address Thursday night, and he began with this optimistic note:

"I am please to report that the state of our city is stronger than when I stood before you a year ago," Walsh said.