Wednesday 20 September 2017
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Category: Education, Featured News, State/National News


Back-to-School Tips When You’re On a Tight Budget

(StatePoint) Between new clothes and new school supplies, back-to-school season can put a strain on household budgets. In 2015, families...

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Syracuse School Remodeling to be Done by Women, Minorities, and City Residents

Experts recommend an inspection for any homes over 10 years old that add new appliances or fixtures, but Syracuse schools are taking their...


City Parks Department to Host ” A Safe Home Weekend for Young Men”

By Staff   City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Programs commissioner Lazarus Sims has announced the department...


SCSD School Board Appoints COO Jaime Alicea as Interim Superintendent

By Staff   The Syracuse City School District Board of Education has appointed Jaime Alicea as interim superintendent. Alicea,...

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Update: SCSD School Board Slated to Appoint New Interim Superintendent

By Staff   (Update, July 13) – The Syracuse City School District School Board is slated to appoint an interim superintendent at...

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an event to highlight "My Brother's Keeper," an initiative to expand opportunity for young men and boys of color, in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 27, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

My Brother’s Keeper Looks to Live on After Obama

By James Wright   ( – President Obama has seven months left in office. One of his key initiatives is hard at...

Syracuse City School District Hopes to Lessen Its Racial Divide Between Teachers and Students

The Syracuse City School District (SCSD) hopes to increase its number of minority teachers and lessen the racial gap between students and...

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New Civil Rights Data Shows Persistent Inequalities in U.S. Schools

By Zenitha Prince   ( – Black students were more likely to receive out-of-school suspensions and less likely...


Miner: City to Forgive, and Eliminate, Library Fines for Teens

By Staff   Mayor Stephanie Miner has announced the city will now cover the cost of library fines for teens under the age of 18 who...

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New Children’s Book Inspires Black Boys to “Be Brilliant”

Following her success with earlier books such as I’m a Pretty Little Black Girl! and I’m a Lovely Little Latina, Author Betty...