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by Sara Foss

Thinking It Through

A Daily Gazette life blog
Her column and blog rolled into one
 
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kids may be picking up test stress from cues

My concern is that the uproar over the tests is helping to create a climate of stress and anxiety for children.
 
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Don’t sign me up for any marathons

I guess I’m a runner now, but one hour is about my limit
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Low-level crimes still stir passion

I can relate to the anger of the Schenectady residents whose cars were vandalized early Wednesday morning.
 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NBA Playoff Picks

I know the Celtics have no chance of beating the mighty Cleveland Cavaliers. But it’s still fun to watch them try.
 
Monday, April 20, 2015

Remember days when ‘free-range’ was norm?

I started walking to school at age 6.
 
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Adjuncts fighting for their survival

Adjuncts are paid by the course and receive no benefits. Many teach at two or three schools in an effort to make ends meet. Is this the best way to run a college?
 
Friday, April 17, 2015

Watching ‘Wild Tales’ and ‘Timbuktu’

Two very good films, in very different ways.
 
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Opt-outs demand state’s attention

I see value in assessing kids and measuring progress, but the uproar and angst over these particular tests gives me pause.
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tal National, Live

The African band plays a buoyant, high-energy blend of pop, rock, folk and blues that just about anybody can appreciate.
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hard to get excited about this campaign

I follow politics.
 

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