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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 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.
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.

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More than 100 St. Lawrence University students and faculty gathered Thursday afternoon for a "Peace Circle" on campus.
More than 100 St. Lawrence University students and faculty gathered Thursday afternoon for a "Peace Circle" on campus.

Students Respond to the Terrorist Attacks

Todd Moe visited St. Lawrence University and SUNY Potsdam to see how student communities were coping with and responding to the terrrorist attacks. St. Lawrence University students formed a peace circle. SUNY Potsdam has organized seminars, and students have have staffed a table in the Student Center since Tuesday afternoon to raise money for victims' families.  Go to full article

Never Too Old to Learn

"You're never too old to learn." That's the motto of Potsdam's Institute for Learning in Retirement. SUNY Potsdam created the program to provide learning opportunities for seniors in an academic setting. Todd Moe chats with Peggy Mooers, who's helping organize class offerings this fall.  Go to full article

Baseline Budget May Lead to Whopping School Tax Bills

Some property taxpayers will be getting a nasty surprise when they open their school tax bills, due out in early September. Taxes may be going up because governor Pataki and the legislature have failed to agree on a supplemental budget to increase school aid. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Visitors: Dr. Anthony Cortese Talks About Sustainable Education

David Sommerstein talks with Dr. Anthony Cortese about sustainable education. Cortese will be in Potsdam tomorrow as part of Clarkson University's year-long exploration of...  Go to full article

Newcomb Hosts Young Composers' Competition

Top awards for new music will be handed out Sunday afternoon at the Newcomb Young Composers Contest. Todd Moe talks with the first prize winner and the director of the...  Go to full article

Teaching for Doing: Constructivist Educators Meet at SLU

This week St. Lawrence University is hosting the 9th annual Constructivist Conference. Educators from all over New York State practicing what they call "learning-centered"...  Go to full article

First Book Promotes Pre-school Literacy

The national group First Book is promoting literacy by giving books to pre-school children from low-income families. Two years ago, a chapter was formed in St. Lawrence...  Go to full article

NYS Schools Disappointed with Bare-Bones Budget

Schools around New York State are not pleased with the state legislature's decision to pass a bare bones budget next week that will increase school aid by a small amount.  Go to full article

Liberty Partnership Summer Camp Targets At-Risk High-Schoolers

The New York State-funded Liberty Partnership Program, which targets students at risk of dropping out of high school, sponsored its first summer camp at SUNY Canton last...  Go to full article

School Officials Urge Budget Deal by Early August

Governor Pataki and legislative leaders this week will make a final effort to work out a budget agreement or face the latest state budget in history. Meanwhile, school...  Go to full article

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