Superintendent Contreras Responds to Governor Cuomo's Report

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Governor Andrew Cuomo released his report, The State of New York's Failing Schools 2015 Report.  The report details the 178 priority schools in New York State, including 18 priority schools in Syracuse.  In response Superintendent Contreras released the following statement:

“I think we would all agree that underperforming schools can and must turn around; however, test scores are just one measure of school performance and do not, in and of themselves, define the quality of schools. In the Syracuse City School District, our incredibly dedicated school leaders, teachers and support staff who give their all every single day, remain committed to improving student performance. SCSD has great teachers and great school leaders. We will maintain our focus on making sure the students we serve are college, career and citizenship ready. We will do this in spite of constant change and uncertainty at the federal and state levels, and while facing enormous resource constraints."