Monthly Archives: February 2014

Some SU Professors Oppose Idea Of Classroom Observations

By Alex Hallmark  SYRACUSE (NCC News) — Some professors at Syracuse University oppose the idea of having their colleagues sit in their classrooms to evaluate their teaching styles, despite the fact such observations occur at other institutions of higher learning … Continue reading

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Study Raises Questions About College Classrooms

By Alex Amico SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Recent observations are highlighting the low level of interaction in many college classrooms. A study of 23 classes at the University of Maine showed that in lecture-based classes, interactive methods were only used … Continue reading

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Modern Teaching Tactics Highlight Interactivity

By Elitza Batchiyska SYRACUSE (NCC News) – In colleges across the world, more professors are beginning to evaluate each others’ teaching methods based on their ability to engage students. At Syracuse University, this is achieved through various classroom practices. In … Continue reading

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New Studies Examine Interactive Teaching Methods In the Classroom

By Danielle Gehman SYRACUSE (NCC News) − What makes a good teacher?  Researchers are conducting new studies to examine teaching methods in the classroom and how professors are engaging their students. In a recent article published by The Chronicle of … Continue reading

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Syracuse Schools Must Wait on State

Syracuse (NCC News)    The Syracuse City School District must rely on a $7 million increase in legislative state aid in order to finalize its 2014-15 proposed budget without further cuts, the School Board announced. Superintendent of Schools Sharon Contreras and … Continue reading

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Syracuse Schools Need Additional State Funding

By Kyra Azzato SYRACUSE (NCC News) – The Syracuse City School Board stressed the need for an additional $7 million in state funding at tonight’s meeting. Superintendent Sharon Contreras proposed a budget of $372.7 million for the 2014-2015 school year. … Continue reading

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SCSD Board of Education Proposes 2014-2015 Budget

SYRACUSE (NCC News) — Brooke Glatz The Syracuse City School District Board of Education announced earlier today at the Board Business Meeting that it is requesting a desperately needed $7 million in legislative state aid for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. … Continue reading

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New Proposed School Budget Gets Released

By Ben Castaneda Syracuse (NCC News) – The Syracuse City School District needs an additional $7 million for its budget or more jobs will be eliminated according to the School Board.  They are looking to get the additional money from the state. … Continue reading

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Syracuse School District requests $7 million from state for 2014-15 budget

By Sara Gatcomb SYRACUSE (NCC News) – A 2014-15 budget proposal issued today by Syracuse schools Superintendent Sharon Contreras requires $7 million in state aid to balance the $372.7 million budget.     The budget, a 2 percent increase from last … Continue reading

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Syracuse School Board Requests Additional State Funding

By Nick Fathergill SYRACUSE (NCC News) – The Syracuse School Board is requesting an additional $7 million in aid from the New York Legislature. During a school board meeting earlier today, the projected budget for the 2014-2015 school year was … Continue reading

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