Category Archives: Education

The Director of On Point For College Will Shake President Obama’s Hand

By Amber Hunter SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Sam Rowser nearly missed his opportunity to meet the President, until he came across the deleted email from the White House inviting him to a celebration for New York educators. Rowser, the deputy … Continue reading

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Syracuse: Where Walking to School is a Necessity

By Kimberly Brown and Noah Eagle SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — When people think about going to school in the morning, they generally think yellow school bus or waiting outside in the morning.  They may think of being frustrated when … Continue reading

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Syracuse City School District Gets a Report Card

By Drew Carter and Sophia Morris SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — At a school board meeting in March, Tisha Edwards stood at a podium and answered questions from the Syracuse City School District (SCSD) Board of Education for more than … Continue reading

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Say Yes to Education provides opportunities to urban youth

By Rashika Jaipuriar and A.J. Gersh SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Syracuse families say that Say Yes to Education is a “God-send,” according to Ahmeed Turner. As Scholarship Director for the Say Yes program in Syracuse, Turner works with urban … Continue reading

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Teacher Concerned About Safety In Syracuse City Schools

By Rebekah Castor Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Syracuse City School District students and teachers deserve a safer working environment, according to one middle school teacher. Gwendolyn Grasso, a Syracuse teacher since 1986, spoke during public comment time at the Syracuse … Continue reading

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On Point for College Receives News From The White House

By Alexis EauClaire SYRACUSE (NCC News)–On Point for College deputy executive director Same Rowser found a very important email in his trash folder on Tuesday morning. Rowser realized that on Monday afternoon he had accidentally moved an email that was … Continue reading

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Buses and Budgets: Inside the SCSD’s April Board of Ed Meeting

By Connor Federico SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) — Reading through his briefing booklet with one hand and resting the other on his head, Commissioner David Cecile finally raised the question everyone wanted the answer to. “How much are we short,” … Continue reading

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On Point for College Celebrates 17 Years

By: Meredith Kava SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)—Operating with 24 employees and sending roughly 5,000 students off to college, On Point for College, a non-profit organization that once operated out of the back of a trunk, has much to celebrate as … Continue reading

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Students of All Ages From the Syracuse City School District Ask the Board of Education to Take Action

By: Robert Sanchez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Syracuse City School District’s Board Meeting looked more like a Fowler high school basketball game Wednesday evening as many Syracuse students gathered into the packed board room with homemade signs asking for shorter … Continue reading

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Legendary Coach Jim Marsh Makes His Mark in Community

By Michael Lehr, Jake Marsh, and Tim Scott SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — The Corcoran Cougars lined up at half court for the national anthem right before their Dec. 11 game vs. Fayetteville-Manlius. All 11 girls held hands, gazing at … Continue reading

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