syracuse school district http://wrvo.org en Plan approved for Fowler H.S. remake; district nowhere on Delaware school http://wrvo.org/post/plan-approved-fowler-hs-remake-district-nowhere-delaware-school <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Syracuse public school system has a plan in place for the future of Fowler High School, one of three it's overhauling this year.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The school board has approved turning the school into one focused on public service and law enforcement.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Starting in the fall, incoming students will not attend Fowler High School, but the Public Service Leadership Academy.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:32:47 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54392 at http://wrvo.org Plan approved for Fowler H.S. remake; district nowhere on Delaware school Extra state aid helps Syracuse balance school budget http://wrvo.org/post/extra-state-aid-helps-syracuse-balance-school-budget <p></p><p>The new budget for Syracuse public schools includes more state aid than the district asked for, but the school district still has to dip into the fund balance to level its finances.</p><p>The Syracuse City School District asked for $7 million from the state in order to balance its budget. Legislators came up with an extra $1.9 million, part of an overall state spending increase on education.</p><p>The extra cash will allow them to restore some previous cuts, Suzanne Slack, the district’s chief financial officer, said.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:58:55 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54350 at http://wrvo.org Extra state aid helps Syracuse balance school budget Syracuse superintendent apologizes over Fowler High School plans http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-superintendent-apologizes-over-fowler-high-school-plans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Syracuse City School District superintendent Sharon Contreras apologized Wednesday night for the way news about plans to phase out three of the city's schools was made public.</span></p><p>A letter from the state Department of Education <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-school-district-phasing-out-3-underperforming-schools" target="_blank">leaked to the press Monday</a> outlined possible plans for three underperforming schools in the city: Fowler High School, Hughes Elementary and Delaware Elementary.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:04:33 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54059 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse superintendent apologizes over Fowler High School plans Syracuse school district gets extension on schools phase out http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-school-district-gets-extension-schools-phase-out <p>The state Department of Education has given the Syracuse City School District two extra weeks to come up with plans to phase out two underperforming schools in the city.</p><p>A letter dated Feb. 27 - and provided to WRVO Tuesday - from the state education department to Syracuse superintendent Sharon Contreras included an April 18 deadline for plans. A spokesperson for the education department gave&nbsp;WRVO&nbsp;<a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/217063776/SCSD-Follow-Up-March-4" target="_blank">a second letter dated March 4</a> that extends the deadline to April 30.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:38:12 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53941 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse school district gets extension on schools phase out Syracuse school district phasing out 3 underperforming schools http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-school-district-phasing-out-3-underperforming-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Syracuse City School District is working on plans to phase out one of its high schools and two elementary schools, under state requirements to overhaul chronically underperforming public schools.</span></p><p>Fowler High School, Hughes Elementary and Delaware Elementary&nbsp;schools have been below state standards for three year, earning the designation of "priority schools," and now the district must overhaul or close them before the 2014-2015 school year.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:10:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53885 at http://wrvo.org Say Yes to Education marks five years in Syracuse schools http://wrvo.org/post/say-yes-education-marks-five-years-syracuse-schools <p>Non-profit education initiative Say Yes to Education marked five years in the Syracuse school district by touting increases in college enrollment and adding some top schools to the program.</p><p>Say Yes entered Syracuse schools in 2009 with the goal of <a href="http://www.innovationtrail.org/post/say-yes-has-potential-improve-syracuses-economy" target="_blank">overhauling urban education</a> and increasing the city's chronically poor graduation rates. Syracuse was the first city-wide implementation of the program.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:08:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 39323 at http://wrvo.org Say Yes to Education marks five years in Syracuse schools Syracuse school district considers opening a Latin school http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-school-district-considers-opening-latin-school <p>The Syracuse City School District is proposing a new school that will offer a classical education for high achieving students. Wed, 01 May 2013 12:02:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 37059 at http://wrvo.org Technical education programs boost graduation rates in Syracuse high schools http://wrvo.org/post/technical-education-programs-boost-graduation-rates-syracuse-high-schools <p>The graduation rate in the Syracuse City School District continues to be one of the worst in the state, with less than half the students getting their diplomas after four years of school. Technical education programs may be a solution.</p><p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 25652 at http://wrvo.org