Education

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Governor Hochul Announces Settlement of NYSER V. NYS Case to Fully Fund Foundation Aid In New York’s Schools

Agreement Requires New York State to Make Significant Advancement in Funding Foundation Aid This Year and Fully Fund It in the FY 2024 Budget  Foundation Aid Takes School District Wealth and Student Needs into Account to Create an Equitable Distribution of School Funding On October 14th Governor Kathy Hochul announced that New York State has More »


Syracuse City School District to Host Charter School Public Hearing

The Syracuse City School District will hold a Public Hearing on October 7th regarding the Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School. The school is seeking a “Renewal” to continue its existing service. The Academy welcomes any comments Syracuse City School District residents wish to provide. The public hearing will be held on Thursday, October 7th More »


Syracuse University and The MEAC Sign Alliance Agreement


Contracts have already been signed between Syracuse and Morgan State in football (scheduled for 2029) and between Syracuse and Morgan State in women’s basketball (Nov. 17, 2021). Syracuse University and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) today announced they have signed a first-of-its-kind agreement, creating an alliance designed to connect institutions, students-athletes, staff and alumni. The More »


Say Yes to Education: Building Resiliency in Syracuse City High School Students


An Interview with Say Yes to Education Executive Director, Ahmeed Turner The 2020 graduation rate of Black, Latino and Asian students in the Syracuse City School District (SCSD) met or exceeded that of White students 63% of the Syracuse City School District Class of 2020 attended college after graduation. Say Yes to Education is an More »


Governor Hochul Announces State Actions to Address School Bus Driver Shortage

State Launching Outreach to More Than 550,000 Commercial Driver’s License Holders in New York State Governor Directs State Agencies to Utilize Creative Approaches to Support Schools Recruitment of Drivers and Expand Commercial Driver’s License Testing Sites Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a multi-agency plan to address the school bus driver shortage affecting schools across the state. The plan includes short-term steps to remove barriers and recruit More »


NYSUT applauds Cuba-Rushford’s Carly Santangelo as New York State’s 2022 Teacher of the Year

Albany, N.Y. Sept. 14, 2021 — New York State United Teachers has congratulated dedicated Cuba-Rushford Middle-High School teacher and Cuba-Rushford Teachers Association member Carly Santangelo on being named the 2022 New York State Teacher of the Year. Santangelo — an agriculture teacher whose work spans the subjects of agriscience, welding and small engines, and technology, to name only a few — was celebrated More »



Graduates of Canastota, Chenango Valley, East Syracuse Minoa, Henninger, Liverpool, and Marcellus High Schools to be Honored as Onondaga Community College Alumni Faces

Radio station TK-99 morning show host Glenn “Gomez Adams” LaPoint among the members of OCC’s Alumni Faces class of 2021 Seven former Onondaga Community College graduates will be recognized as distinguished Alumni Faces honorees for their professional achievements and contributions to the college and the community. Their accomplishments will be highlighted during an induction ceremony More »


Campus to Celebrate Grand Opening of 119 Euclid Ave., Space to Honor University’s Black Community


The Syracuse University campus community will enjoy a celebratory opening of 119 Euclid Ave., a new space for students to gather and honor the University’s Black community and experiences, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 3 to 9 p.m. The celebration will begin with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, during which University leadership and guests will share More »


Local Company Specializing in Medical Care and COVID Compliance on Movie Sets Creates Scholarships for Students in OCC’S New Paramedic Programs

Students entering Onondaga Community College’s new Paramedic certificate and degree programs are eligible to receive new scholarships thanks to a generous donation from CineMedics CNY, a local company which specializes in medical care and COVID compliance on movie sets across the country. The COVID testing protocols they created have become the industry standard nationwide. CineMedics More »