11 hrs ago
Wall Street Journal
Randolf Arguelles: The New SAT Will Widen the Education Gap
The College Board's March 5 announcement that the SAT college-admissions exam will undergo a significant overhaul in 2016 has generated no shortage of commentary, some of it praising the changes as a "democratization" of the test.
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18 hrs ago
Big Read returns; 6 weeks of events planned
This spring, the Big Read will include six weeks of activities, performances and discussions exploring "Housekeeping," by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Albany Times Union
Privately fund cost of college
Gov. Andrew Cuomo 's plan to reduce recidivism by giving taxpayer-funded college educations to convicts is an awful idea but, there is a taxpayer-friendly way to achieve the same goal.
3/10/14: Today's Tips: Monday
MUSIC : Festival of Contemporary Music @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center's Main Theater , Albany.
My Verona NJ
VHS Percussion Ensemble Performs At Festival
VHS Music Director Erik Lynch, Seamus Elliot, Eric Foy, Chris Buneo, Skyler Fortgang, Dustin Nguyen, Michael Lipsey , Ryan Lavoie, Al Cerulo .
Legislative report, 3/10
TERRY GIPSON, D-RHINEBECK Room 617, the Capitol, Albany, 12247. 518-455-2303; fax: 518-426-6920.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Your News Now
Inmate Education Part 3: Race, class and life after incarceration
In the final installment of our series Inmate Education, we spoke with a graduate of Bard's Prison Initiative.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Press & Sun-Bulletin
College-for-prisoners plan develops slowly
With the state budget due at the end of the month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration has yet to formally solicit requests from colleges interested in a much-debated plan to provide free courses to prisoners.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Berkshire Festival of Women Writers celebrates courage, honesty and strong voices
A young woman takes a car trip with friends from New York to Washington, D.C. Tom Waits is singing " take my hand, you got to hold on " on their mix CD as they drive south to the Bhangra Blow Up dance competition.
Name Droppers: DHS graduate tapped for leading role in New York production
Soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon , a 2006 graduate of Davis High School, will be featured in a leading role in the March 14-16 production of the Benjamin Britten opera "The Turn of the Screw" at Bard College in New York, where she is a graduate student.
Film screening and directors' talk : Williams College will present a screening of " Letters from Baghdad," a work-in-progress documentary about Gertrude Bell, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Paresky Auditorium on the Williamstown campus.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Michelle Gillett Overcoming biases against women writers
I have always felt fortunate that I write a column for this newspaper every other week.
George Gund Foundation awards $4.1 million in grants
The George Gund Foundation on Monday announced nearly 60 grants totaling about $4.1 million, including money to support the start-up of two innovative Cleveland Metropolitan School District high schools.
3/3/14: Today's Tips: Monday
MUSIC : J.D. McPherson @ the Ale House , Troy. He was forced to cancel his Sunday show due to travel issues, but the rollickin' rocker and his band are still planning on rattling the Ale House rafters tonight.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Earth science professor Mark Becker, 53, dies in car crash
Mark Becker, a researcher at the Earth Institute, died in a car accident on Feb. 26. Colleagues and students remember his enthusiastic and adventurous presence on campus.
Women Writers Fest to feature Gloria Steinem, Susan Dworkin, Peggy...
During the month of March, 2014, the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers will host 58 events.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
College for cons? Is Cuomo's plan cost-effective or wishful thinking?
Both Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo want to provide pre-kindergarten programs for all children in the age group.
Greenwich 06831? Not exactly. .
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Police: Hillsdale man dead, 6 hurt in NY Thruway crash
Mark Becker, a Lamont-Doherty Observatory earth scientist and a well-known environmental activist in Bergen County , was killed Wednesday in a crash on the New York Thruway near Woodbury, N.Y., the authorities said.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
NY Middle School Girls Forced to Ask Classmates for "Lesbian...
A New York middle school sponsored a workshop where 13 and 14 year-old girls were told to ask one another for a kiss and pretend like they were on a date.