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Last week’s post on a free cookbook for low-cost meals included a manifesto-like quote from an important food thinker, Michael Pollan: “Cooking is probably the most important thing you can do to improve your diet. What matters most is...
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...


Education
Aug 31, 2014 — School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.
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.

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They use textbooks that are thirty, sometimes a hundred years old. And their methods are very different. Karen Johnson-Weiner, an anthropology professor at SUNY Potsdam, has been visiting Amish schools; she talks with Gregory Warner .
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This award-winning series of four pieces examines alcohol abuse among college students: what students say about how and why they drink, how colleges in our region respond, and the latest research and theories on alcohol abuse and prevention.

Agreement on State School Aid Levels

Governor Pataki and the state legislature have agreed to add more money to New York's schools in the new year that begins in September, but delays in reaching an actual budget agreement means New York is on track to have the latest state budget in history. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Court to Consider NY Education Funding This Week

Governor Pataki and the state legislature have failed to meet the court-imposed deadline of July 30th to reform school funding in New York. Pataki and the Speaker of the Assembly are blaming each other for the failure. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Today Marks Deadline for Reforming NY School Aid System

It looks like a court-imposed deadline of July 30th will come and go without Governor Pataki and the state legislature agreeing on how to fix the state's school aid system. But lawmakers have not given up hope. They say the real test will come early next week, which they believe is the last possible time they can reach a resolution. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Report: Most Community College Tuitions to Rise

The New York Public Interest Research Group found that New York's already higher than average community college costs are rising again, as school across the state raise...  Go to full article

Assembly Committee Blocks Pataki School Funding Bill

A special session called by Governor Pataki ended in failure as the State Assembly rejected the governor's plan to reform education aid as a "farce". Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Back in Session Today

Governor Pataki and legislative leaders agreed to an anti-terrorism measure, and approved a bill to increase the state's minimum wage, but did not come to agreement on the...  Go to full article

Pataki Calls Special Session for School Funding Issue

Governor George Pataki has called a special session of the legislature for Thursday, in what he says is a last ditch attempt to win agreement with the legislature on school...  Go to full article

State Lawmakers Return to Albany

The New York state legislature returns today to act on unfinished business. Karen DeWitt looks at what they may and may not do, including the possibility of action to raise...  Go to full article

North Country Short of Skilled Labor for High Tech Jobs

High speed data lines may help attract high tech industry to the north country. But many experts say the region also needs a new kind of employee. After decades of...  Go to full article

Cleaning Up School Bus Fumes

The Environmental Protection Agency has picked school districts in the Great Lakes region as the first to receive its so-called "Clean School Bus" grants this year. The...  Go to full article

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