Monthly Archives: April 2016

Parents of Heroin User Aim to Make a Difference

By Emily Adelman and Hannah Fleager SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — When you are the parent of a three-sport athlete and honor student, you imagine where he wants to go to college, not where he wants to go to get … 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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Dome Sweet Dome: But For How Long?

By Jackson Ajello, John Dowling, Adam Friedman SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – Only eight years remain until the roof of the Carrier Dome has to be replaced. As the deadline approaches, three options are on the table for Chancellor Kent … 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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Students Lead Protest At A School Board Meeting

By Taylor Epps SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — No strangers to the board, three confident students approached the members of the Syracuse City School District school board  with their concerns for the fifth time on Wednesday. Some students within the Syracuse City School … 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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