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Are there big changes coming to college campuses? The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) made a landmark decision last week, one that will hit home throughout American academia with ripple effects well beyond the top tier sports...
Earlier this week the most emailed story from the New York Times asked “Why do Americans stink at math?” It’s a worthwhile article, if long. But, in general terms, it’s true: America’s math skills need work. Numbers...
I am the type of person who will: ask if you want a sip of my drink even when there is one straw; comfortably disclose my state of well-being, or ill-being, to anyone at any given time; and generally be solid during social interaction with strangers...
SUNY Potsdam is slated to receive $3 million in capital funding to improve and expand rehearsal spaces in its renowned Crane School of Music, according to a press release from Griffo’s office. Last year, the National Association of Schools of...
If you’ve ever been in desperate need of a job, you’ve probably been a victim of Career Induced Nausea (C.I.N.). This is a term I have coined regarding the phenomenon that occurs after you have been asked, “Where are you interning...


Education
Aug 26, 2014 — Colorado is rolling out regulations for the edible-marijuana sector, including "emergency rules," which spell out serving sizes. But for now, most of the dosage education is falling to pot shops.
Aug 23, 2014 — The state has some of the country's most overcrowded — and troubled — prisons. Alabama is also home to a thriving life skills program that prison officials are fighting to save from budget slashes.
Aug 18, 2014 — James Jeffords' decision to leave the GOP and become an independent handed power to Democrats for 18 months. In his career of more than 30 years, Jeffords focused on education and the environment.
Aug 11, 2014 — The start to the school year in New Orleans offers a landmark moment in U.S. education. For the first time, a major urban school district will operate almost entirely with charter schools.
Aug 3, 2014 — Many people don't realize it's a set of standards, not a curriculum. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with education reporter Cory Turner about other misconceptions about the Common Core standards.

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Pataki Again Expected to Appeal NYC School Funding Order

State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno says Governor Pataki will appeal, once again, a court order that says the state must give New York City schools an additional $5.6 billion a year. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Andrew Vitek, with bandanna.

Bandanna Ban Lesson in Free Speech

Earlier this month, students at Potsdam High School staged an act of civil disobedience. They were protesting the new principal's ban on bandanas and headbands. She said they could be used as gang related symbols. Commentator Andrew Vitek is a student at the school and participated in the demonstration. He says now, more than ever, you have to stand up for what you believe in.

Principal Holly Ledger declined to give her version of the bandanna policy. She said it's not an issue. Potsdam High School has announced Ledger has taken an unexpected leave of absence for personnel reasons.  Go to full article

Bloomberg Breaks With Pataki Over School Funding

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg was the lead off witness in the state legislature's annual hearings on Governor Pataki's budget. Mayor Bloomberg delivered his harshest criticisms to date of the governor's fiscal policies toward New York City. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki May Appeal NYC School Funding Decision

Governor Pataki did not spend much time in his budget address responding to a court order to reform school aid in New York. A court appointed panel said the state must give...  Go to full article

Medicaid Revamp, SUNY Tuition Hike Top Pataki's Budget

Governor Pataki released his spending plan for the coming year yesterday. His proposed budget attempts to take a bite out of the deficits dogging the state since September...  Go to full article

Reading the Tea Leaves in Pataki's Budget

David Sommerstein talks with Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt about reaction to Governor Pataki's budget address yesterday, and what the prospects are for the first on-time...  Go to full article

SUNY Chancellor Changes Mind on Leave

SUNY Chancellor Robert King, who made the surprise announcement earlier this week that he wanted a six month paid sabbatical, has now abruptly withdrawn the request. Karen...  Go to full article

Senate Leader Urges Quick Budget Action

The leader of the State Senate is warning that there will be another record late state budget if the legislature and the Governor don't agree to reforms soon. Karen DeWitt...  Go to full article

SUNY Chancellor King to Take Leave

SUNY Chancellor Robert King has requested a leave for personal and professional reasons. He wrote a letter to the SUNY Board of Trustees saying he wants to spend more time...  Go to full article

SUNY Chancellor Floats Regular Tuition Hike

The head of the State University of New York system yesterday proposed a new levying of tuition increases. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

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