izone http://wrvo.org en NYS education commissioner visits two very different school districts http://wrvo.org/post/nys-education-commissioner-visits-two-very-different-school-districts <p>It was a tale of two distinct&nbsp;school districts in Onondaga County as State Education Commissioner John King visited central New York today during&nbsp;a new school year swing through the state. While there are big differences between the Fayetteville-Manlius and Syracuse City School Districts, he found some similarities especially when it comes to attacking the new rigorous common core standards.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:49:49 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43778 at http://wrvo.org NYS education commissioner visits two very different school districts Seven Syracuse schools enter first year of Innovation Zone http://wrvo.org/post/seven-syracuse-schools-enter-first-year-innovation-zone <p>The seven worst schools in the Syracuse City School District are joining forces in an attempt to improve the performance of those schools in a short period of time. The district says the Innovation Zone schools, armed with more than $31 million in state grants, can turn things around.<br> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:52:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43358 at http://wrvo.org Seven Syracuse schools enter first year of Innovation Zone