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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 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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Voters Reject School Debt Proposition

Education groups are lamenting the failure of a ballot proposal that would have allowed schools in the state's 57 small cities to borrow more money to build and fix up school buildings. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

New Yorkers Vote on Local Races, Propositions

Today New York voters will be deciding a myriad of local offices like town board members and county executives, but they will also have the choice of voting yes or no on a ballot proposal including school borrowing. Karen DeWitt reports that education groups are pushing for the proposition's approval.  Go to full article

SUNY Albany President Resigns

The President of the State University of New York at Albany has resigned, amid accusations that she was forced out by SUNY Chancellor Bob King, a close associate of Governor George Pataki. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Reexamine High Stakes Testing

The Assembly and Senate are reexamining the Board of Regents policy of high stakes testing at the same time that the legislature is under pressure from the court to reform...  Go to full article

Educators Urge Lawmakers to Retain Graduation Standards

The state's top two education officials defended the policy of high-stakes testing as a high school graduation requirement when they testified at a joint legislative hearing....  Go to full article

NYS Math Test Scores Continue to Improve

The State Education Commissioner says he has some encouraging news about standardized tests in 4th and 8th grade classes in New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Critics of Standardized Tests Gaining Momentum

Opponents of standardized testing in New York are gaining new momentum, now that the State Board of Regents has admitted to some setbacks in its program to require more...  Go to full article

SUNY Canton Sees Record Growth

SUNY Canton broke some enrollment records this year. From a year ago, the college saw the largest enrollment growth of any state-run technology school and the third highest...  Go to full article

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...  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...  Go to full article

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