Oswego wins $1.73M grant for trailblazing teacher training program

Oswego wins $1.73M grant for trailblazing teacher training program

The School of Education will establish an innovative teacher training pilot program in nine high-need secondary schools in Oswego County, Syracuse and New York City.

Katherine “Ellie” Webster ’12 spends time with students at Charles E. Riley Elementary in Oswego. Master’s-seeking teachers specializing in the key areas of science, math and TESOL will take assignments in Central New York and Downstate as part of a pilot program starting this fall.
The state Education Department will use $1.73 million in federal Race to the Top funding to support a three-year, graduate-level proposal to raise the bar on traditional student teaching.

Alumnus Takes City’s Top Seat in Oswego

Alumnus Takes City’s  Top Seat in Oswego

Oswego’s New mayor has witnessed the city through the decades as a native son, college student and professional. Now Tom Gillen ’72 is eager to help move it into a new age.

Tom Gillen ’72 is Oswego’s new mayor.
Gillen won the Nov. 8 mayoral election 2,426 to 1,234, a margin of 2 to 1, against