Tag Archives: Syracuse City School District

Educator-In-Chief

Superintendent aims to keep students in school, raise graduation rates In the past three years, the Syracuse City School District has added three new schools, a districtwide discipline overhaul and, most recently, a graduation rate that has exceeded 60 percent — a rate not seen in almost nine years. While some would see these as areas of success, superintendent Jaime ... Read More »

By HIS Spirit

Ministry will transform vacant homes into youth safe houses Read More »

Surviving Trauma

Vice principal brings crisis plan to Dr. King Elementary School based on doctoral research *Editor’s Note: This online version has been updated from the print story to reflect ‘Salaam Jennings-Bey’ in second reference and clarify a ‘popular’ student seemed to be valued over others Quiet is the way Dr. Najah Salaam Jennings-Bey was described when she was taking her first ... Read More »

‘Collaborative spirit’ helped get Contreras the job

Sharon Contreras looks to bring her success from previous jobs to Syracuse City School District as its next superintendent Sharon Contreras, 41, will take the reins as superintendent of the Syracuse City School District after a unanimous vote of approval by the school board March 16. Read More »

Introduction to Superintendent Candidates

Corcoran High School’s halls hummed on two successive nights last week, as local residents jammed the cafeteria to meet the final two candidates for the job of Syracuse City School Superintendent. The school board may vote as early as Wednesday, March 9, to fill the position from which Dan Lowengard will retire in June. Read More »

Syracuse City School Board Creates Additional Opportunities for Community Feedback on New School Superintendent

Results will help identify candidates who will advance city’s unique vision of school reform that includes a promise for all students to attend college The Syracuse City School District Board of Education, in collaboration with Say Yes to Education and Cascade Consulting, have been conducting focus group meetings and community forums recently. A great deal of important information has been provided ... Read More »

A Grandmother's Voice

R. Deborah Davis, a professor at SUNY Oswego and grandmother of seven, speaks with The Stand’s community reporter and retired teacher Evelyn Williams about her grandchildren, their education through the Syracuse City School District and the obstacles they have had to overcome. Davis continues to “push” her youngest grandchildren to continue their educations despite the failures she see in our ... Read More »