Arts & Education

Did you catch the guest viewpoint in the Press & Sun-Bulletin yesterday (Feb. 26)? Gretchen Dandrea Blynt of Andes, a teacher at a school in the Catskills, wrote about New York state's recently adopted Common Core Learning Standards vis-a-vis an arts curriculum and the value of independent, critical thinking. Here's a link: http://tinyurl.com/74exzxn....
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From our "Food for Thought" file comes the following article by Rachel Coker published Dec. 5 in the blog Discover-e, Insights & Innovations from  Binghamton University. Kafka scholar Neil Christian Pages does more than encourage his undergraduate students to engage in research. He gives them the tools they need to demystify the literary academy. A tiny figurine made out of thread — a former student’s representation of the character Odradek from Franz Kafka’s “The Cares of the Father of the Family” — hangs from one of Pages’...
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