Muhammad is familiar with the conditions of public schools and has close ties to the greater Syracuse community.
When Mark Muhammad was a young child, his father would drive him and other children around local neighborhoods in a garbage truck belonging to the Syracuse Department of Public Works. They took rakes, shovels and brooms and went to work cleaning up the clutter that laid on city streets.
But after a month went by and the mess returned, Muhammad would get frustrated and ask why they were doing it. No one else was out cleaning, and he couldn’t stand the work in the first place.
Dr. Umar Johnson, a school psychologist, said that the educational testing system is America's new Jim Crow.
Psychologist Umar Johnson said that test culture, underrepresentation of black teachers in schools and the political issues involved in the educational reform have left African Americans behind in his speech Thursday night at Gifford Auditorium.
Marc Gosselin, principal of Anna Lane Lingelbach Elementary near Philadelphia, inherited a budget that provided only 40 cents of support to each student.
Located on the edge of Philadelphia, Anna Lane Lingelbach Elementary school is one of the most underfunded schools in Pennsylvania.
When Marc Gosselin started as the Germantown school's principal in August 2014, he was shocked to learn his operating budget for the 2014-2015 academic year was less than 40 cents for each of its 400 students.
Syracuse inner-city high schools strengthen programs to help students graduate with more than just a diploma.
It isn’t too often you see 17-year-olds eagerly go home to explain to their mothers the exact medical terminology for a nosebleed or why their clavicle is sore. But this is exactly what Henninger High School students on Syracuse’s west side are doing now, thanks to its new medical assistant program
The food and drink tasting event drew large crowds to the Museum of Science and Technology even during the SU Final Four game against Michigan.
If you weren't watching the Syracuse-Michigan basketball game and needed something else to do on Saturday night besides spill beer on your orange Final Four T-shirt or shout “Go Cuse!” at a bar's TV, "Tap into the MOST" at the Museum of Science and Technology was definitely the best way to spend your night.