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Local Schools Becoming Specialized Facilities

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Local Schools Becoming Specialized Facilities
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SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- Syracuse city schools have reopened for the year and unveiled some new changes.

Three local schools are being transformed into specialized facilities. In many cases, under-performing schools are undergoing a complete overhaul.

Hughes Elementary is being transformed into a school for gifted students.

"We're starting with grades K-1 and we'll be rolling up. Second grade, next year. Adding second grade next year. Then third, 4th and 5th. In the meantime, we are going to begin planning for a secondary, a grade 7 through 12 gifted school, as well," said Syracuse school superintendent Sharon Contreras.

In addition to Hughes, Fowler High School is set to offer a program centered on public safety.

Delaware Elementary is also beginning an overhaul program, although its plan has not yet been approved by the state.

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