Feb 11, 2013 — New York gun owners are fighting back against the state's new gun control law. WNYC's Robert Lewis has been following the story, which took him to a gun show in Albany. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Feb 11, 2013 — An international education reform expert says if schools in New York want to improve, they need to foster motivation in teachers and students. Michael Fullan is speaking Monday at the New York State Museum in Albany.
Fullan is special advisor to the premier and minister of education in Ontario. He is largely credited with improving graduation rates in the province.
Fullan says many educational systems use standardized tests and teacher evaluations to reward or punish teachers and schools. He says this is punitive. It diverts teachers away from teaching, and toward test results. Go to full article
Feb 11, 2013 — A big snowfall makes the basic shapes of the garden stand out in relief against the white background. Amy Ivy and Martha Foley talk about choosing and shaping shrubs and the... Go to full article