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Syracuse newspaper endorses two Greens for school board

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The Syracuse Post-Standard has endorsed two Green Party candidates for Syracuse City School District school board. The newspaper says Raymond Blackwell “overcame the siren song of a gang to graduate from Fowler High School” and went on to get a master’s degree, and “promises a practical approach, pushing the district to create more vocational and technical training to move students swiftly from schools to well-paying jobs in the community.”

Nineteen-year-old Caleb Duncan, “a 2014 Henninger High School graduate, founded a student union in high school and served as a student representative on the code of conduct task force that resulted in the current discipline code. His thoughtful responses to the editorial board’s questions show that he’s ready to take his place at the table.”

The newspaper also endorsed two non-Green candidates.

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Syracuse Green Party to develop platform, recruit candidates at hearing

Green Party candidate Ursula Rozum on Election Day 2012, photo by Gary Walts

The Syracuse Green Party has invited the public to a “platform hearing” on issues and policies in the city of Syracuse. The conversation could be about the city’s fiscal challenges, jobs, schools, crime, housing, transportation, planning or the environment.

The event is scheduled for Sunday, March 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Avenue, at the corner of Westcott and Euclid in Syracuse.

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