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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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Canton College Welcomes Record Gift

Canton College of Technology turned a corner in fundraising last week with a record $2 million donation. Martha Foley talks with college president Joe Kennedy about the impact of private money on public colleges.  Go to full article

Regents Debate Exam Changes

State Regents are talking about whether to modify the five exams in light of new data released at their meeting last week. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Regents Call for Increased State School Aid

The New York State Board of Regents says schools should receive over $6.5 billion in additional funds over the next five years in order to fulfill a court order and adequately educate every child. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Rumors of Violence Frighten Parents, Students at Saranac Lake Schools

Four students have been arrested in Saranac Lake for allegedly painting threatening graffiti and spreading rumors of a Columbine-style massacre. The latest arrest, of a...  Go to full article

SUNY Seeks Additional State Funds

The State University of New York will seek an increase in funding in Governor Pataki's budget next year. SUNY officials say the increase is needed just to maintain the...  Go to full article
5th graders at Canton Middle School are lining up to learn how to knit.

Hooked on Knitting: It's High Touch Not High Tech

The art of knitting has been practiced for thousands of years. It's a skill usually handed down from parent to child. Most of us remember the perennial hand-knit holiday...  Go to full article

A Conversation with Potsdam Composer Art Frackenpohl

Potsdam composer Art Frackenpohl is an accomplished pianist and has more than 400 instrumental and vocal compositions to his credit. He taught composition and piano at the...  Go to full article

Budget Watchdog Group Suggests Ways to Raise Money for NYC School Aid

When the court appointed panel recommended that Governor Pataki and the legislature add $14 billion to New York City's schools over the next four years, they did not suggest...  Go to full article

State Told to Pay Billions to Improve NYC Schools

A court-appointed panel has ordered Governor Pataki and the legislature to increase funds to New York City schools by $14 billion over the next four years, and has given...  Go to full article

Final Report on School Funding Reform Expected Soon

The legal wrangling over how to reform New York's school funding system continues this month in a Manhattan courtroom. The group that successfully brought the lawsuit against...  Go to full article

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