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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...
Cursive writing has come up in previous discussions. I confessed to deteriorating penmanship and wondered if cursive will survive modern trends in education.  Brian Mann weighed in over at the In Box, saying  (paraphrasing here)...


Education
Jul 28, 2014 — A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.
Jul 21, 2014 — The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's Morning Edition that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.
Jun 24, 2014 — Education Secretary Arne Duncan announces new measures for ensuring that students with disabilities are making progress.
Jun 16, 2014 — President Obama is promoting new initiatives to improve education for Native American students. Ahniwake Rose, executive director of the National Indian Education Association, has the details.
Jun 10, 2014 — A judge ruled Tuesday that California's laws deprive students of their constitutional right to an education.

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55 Will Remain Passing Grade on Regents Test

The state's Education Commissioner is recommending that the passing score for the Regents exams remains at 55 for at least two more years. Commissioner Richard Mills also wants the Regents to scrap the troubled Math A Regents exam and replace it with a better version of the test. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Gun Incident Closes School

The Ausable Valley Middle and High School was locked down Monday afternoon after administrators learned that an armed student was headed to the school. State police learned yesterday that the student armed himself to intimidate other students involved in a drug deal. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

SUNY Canton's President Celebrates 10 Years in Office

SUNY Canton President Joe Kennedy is celebrating ten years as head of the technology school this week. The Canton college has grown considerably in the decade since Kennedy took over, including almost 20 new professors and record enrollment growth this year.  Go to full article

The Quartet in the Classroom: Making Classical Music Accessible

The Alexander String Quartet, artists in residence at St. Lawrence University, will give a concert Friday night in Gulick Theatre on campus. They're visiting classes in a...  Go to full article

Farm to School Program Expands

For the second straight year, SUNY Potsdam is helping promote the work of North Country farmers by using locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables at the school. The...  Go to full article

$130 Million Granted for NY School Literacy Programs

Governor Pataki and State Education Commissioner Richard Mills announced that they've received $130 million from the Bush Administration in Washington to help children learn...  Go to full article
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Sustainability Guru Kicks Off Series in Watertown

Jefferson Community College in Watertown kicks off a year-long look at sustainable economic development tonight with a nationally-known speaker on the subject. ...  Go to full article

Defense Bill Would Fund Research at NC Colleges

Congress is putting finishing touches on a $368 billion defense spending bill for next year. The House of Representatives approved the measure Wednesday, The Senate is...  Go to full article

$1 Million Gift for New SLU Science Center

A former Procter and Gamble executive and his wife have donated $1 million to St. Lawrence University in Canton. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

After School Programs at Risk?

Some after school programs in New York may be in jeopardy, unless Governor Pataki released funds the state legislature approved for them in its budget. From Albany, Karen...  Go to full article

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