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Carey, Kevin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
When John B. Simpson, president of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, compares the campus over which he presides to its public-university peers, the contrast can be unflattering. Buildings and laboratories need upgrading. Richer, more prestigious institutions have a leg up in attracting renowned scholars and big-ticket federal…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Public Support, Higher Education, College Presidents
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Brady, Marion – Educational Leadership, 2008
This article discusses a case for teaching a kind of knowledge that is not in textbooks. The author calls on education leaders to take a crucial step toward getting students to use higher-order thinking skills by drawing a sharp line between firsthand and secondhand knowledge. The best way to do this is to focus attention directly on some part of…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Memorization, Rote Learning, Educational Change
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Koppal, Mary; Caldwell, Ann – Cell Biology Education, 2004
A modern understanding of the cell and its functions has been translated into learning goals for K-12 students by Project 2061's "Benchmarks for Science Literacy" and by the National Research Council's "National Science Education Standards" ("NSES"). Nearly every state has used these national documents to develop…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Cytology, Biology, Scientific Literacy