A program put together by NASA and Honeywell is trying to get middle and high school students in Central New York more interested in science. Sixth graders at Pine Grove Middle School in Eastwood got the message Wednesday.
Education experts with ProLiteracy in Syracuse say the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) adult aptitude report should serve as a wake-up call for the United States education system.
Carrie Mae Weems, a two-time SU artist-in-residence (1988 Light Work Gallery and 2005-06 VPA), instructor and ongoing collaborator in SU engagement projects, has been named one of 24 MacArthur fellows for 2013. The fellowships "recognize 24 exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for even more significant contributions in the future," according to the MacArthur Foundation.