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Watch The Best TED Talk Ever By Ken Robinson – Education Kills Creativity

Even though we're only coming up on our second year of inspiring TEDx talks here in Utica, back in 2006 Sir Ken Robinson gave what could likely be the most popular TED talk of all

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When are School Open Houses and Curriculum Nights in Utica for the 2014-2015 School Year?

When are the open houses and curriculum nights scheduled for the Utica School District in the 2014-2015 academic year?

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‘Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe Challenges Our One-Size-Fits-All Eduational System

It may surprise you to know that I don't hold a high school diploma much less a college degree. With every position I've ever held (including this one) I learned the required skills on the job doing a TON of research and barking up the trees of those who came before me. Now while my professional path isn't for everyone (even me some days) and it's been a wild ride to say the least, I'm not alone.

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Common Core Skip Day – Hear A Tennesee Senior Speak Out Against The New Testing Standards

Today is the nationwide protest in opposition to the Common Core testing standards. As a father to three school-aged children, like many other parents in my boat I became painfully aware of this new effort when my kids couldn't do their homework and I as an intelligent adult suddenly didn't know how to help them.

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Need A Little Teacher Appreciation?- Enjoy A Song For Teachers

It's back to school time. Teachers get ready with a song for teachers. This song is dedicated to those who inspire. 

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Sesame Street Online Kit For Kids With Parents In Prison Now Available

Remember growing up Sesame Street would help you through all of life's problems? Well now it's helping kids who have parents in prisons with this new online kit. 

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New York State Grade 3 Through 8 Assessments Start Today

Today is a big day for many students in New York.  The State Education Department begins this year's assessments for third through eighth grade.

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10-Year-Old Boy Pleads Guilty In Murder Plot In Washington

Gun control is the biggest topic in America today. We hear stories of adults going crazy with guns, but this one will make you say "Oh my God" out loud at your desk. A 10 year old boy out of Washington State has plead guilty in a murder plot of a young girl and several others. What was his weapons of choice? A gun and a knife.

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Watch How This Rude Law Professor “Educates” Students

If there's one thing you can say about politics, it certainly brings out the best in people.

As you can see in the above video, a political "debate" went awry when a University of Oregon Professor physically pushed two students subsequent to making "racists remarks" towards them

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George Lucas Not A Total Tool Bag- Lucas Donating The Majority Of His Wealth To Education

Yesterday morning I called George Lucas a huge sell out, which I still believe. But, the one thing I did have wrong is where he spends his cash. He doesn't go around buying new Millienium Falcons, or beamers. Lucas donates a lot of his cash to charity. Lucas will be giving the majority of the money he got for selling Lucasfilm to educational philanthropy.

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Mohawk Valley Counselors Association’s Annual “College Night” Happening Tonight

Do you know someone looking to go back to school and grab their degree? Well prospective college students are invited to visit over 120 colleges at the Mohawk Valley Counselors Association’s annual “College Night" tonight. 

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5 Great Educational Apps for Kids

Ever given a five-year-old with an iPad a dirty look? Silently tsk tsk-ed in your head? Hold onto your judgment for a minute – they're not all playing Angry Birds. In fact, there are tons of apps out there that are all about learning. Here, we round up the best in

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