Wednesday 20 September 2017
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Category: Education, Featured News, Local News

Syracuse ‘Struggling’ Schools Will Soon Learn Their Receivership Fate

After the last two years of being on a state watch list, nine Syracuse city schools will learn next month whether the improvements...


New Financial Center Aims to Close Racial Wealth Gap – Starting with HBCUs

By Hazel Trice Edney –   ( – During the 2008 housing crisis, an estimated 7 million Americans lost...

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Howard University Appoints James Comey 2017 Convocation Keynote Speaker

( – Howard University appoints James Comey as this year’s Opening Convocation keynote speaker and the 2017-2018...


Renovated Syracuse University campus ready for students’ arrival

By Sandhya Iyer –   Even with most students off campus for vacation, Syracuse University remained busy during the summer as...


NYSED Releases 2017 State Test Results; Students’ Scores Show Slight Improvement

By Staff –   The New York State Department of Education has released the 2017 English language arts (ELA) and math test results...

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Paladino Ousted From Buffalo Board of Education

The past few months have seen some of the most truly spectacular political oustings in the history of our country on the national scale. In...

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Syracuse Latin Students Publish Book; Proceeds to Benefit Charity

By Staff –   Students at Syracuse Latin worked with local author and radio personality Mark Eischen and his organization...

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Superintendent Jaime Alicea Has a Plan To End Teacher Truancy

According to a new report from, the Syracuse City School District is dealing with a strange new truancy problem. It’s...

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Justice Department’s Assault on Affirmative Action Signals Aggressive Roll Back on Civil Rights

News Analysis By Brenda Shum –   ( – The Justice Department’s recent decision to assemble a team of...

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“Life on Mars” Lands Its Poet Earthly Honors

By Frederick H. Lowe –   ( – The Library of Congress has named Tracy K. Smith, a Pulitzer Prize winner,...