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Earlier this week the most emailed story from the New York Times asked “Why do Americans stink at math?” It’s a worthwhile article, if long. But, in general terms, it’s true: America’s math skills need work. Numbers...
I am the type of person who will: ask if you want a sip of my drink even when there is one straw; comfortably disclose my state of well-being, or ill-being, to anyone at any given time; and generally be solid during social interaction with strangers...
SUNY Potsdam is slated to receive $3 million in capital funding to improve and expand rehearsal spaces in its renowned Crane School of Music, according to a press release from Griffo’s office. Last year, the National Association of Schools of...
If you’ve ever been in desperate need of a job, you’ve probably been a victim of Career Induced Nausea (C.I.N.). This is a term I have coined regarding the phenomenon that occurs after you have been asked, “Where are you interning...
Cursive writing has come up in previous discussions. I confessed to deteriorating penmanship and wondered if cursive will survive modern trends in education.  Brian Mann weighed in over at the In Box, saying  (paraphrasing here)...


Education
Jul 28, 2014 — A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.
Jul 21, 2014 — The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's Morning Edition that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.
Jun 24, 2014 — Education Secretary Arne Duncan announces new measures for ensuring that students with disabilities are making progress.
Jun 16, 2014 — President Obama is promoting new initiatives to improve education for Native American students. Ahniwake Rose, executive director of the National Indian Education Association, has the details.
Jun 10, 2014 — A judge ruled Tuesday that California's laws deprive students of their constitutional right to an education.

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Middle-school Math Test Scores Improve

The State's Education Commissioner says that after three years with no improvement, 4th and 8th grade math test scores in New York have gone up. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Plattsburgh State Hosts Debate Discussion

A group of students, faculty and some community members at Plattsburgh State last night avoided the who-won, who-lost instant analysis of the first presidential debate. The "Debate Watch" crowd assembled by the school's Mass Communication Honorary Society watched, listened and then talked about it. Martha Foley talks with Donald McCann, a senior at Plattsburgh State and president of Lambda Pi Eta.  Go to full article

College Students Face Voting Hurdles

Concern is rising that college students will be turned away when they try to register to vote in their college community. Jennifer Weiser of the N-Y-U Law School says there have been incidents in five or six places where students have been denied the right to register in their college communities.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Dominates North Country Football

It was a big weekend for high school football in the Adirondacks. For the first time in five years, the Saranac Lake Redstorm beat their arch-rivals from Peru. As Brian...  Go to full article

Beyond Albany's Veto Battle: College Students in Limbo

College students fighting to overturn Governor Pataki's vetoes of higher education spending in the legislature's budget now have two houses to convince, after the Assembly...  Go to full article
Remington Director Lowell McAllister with "Matthew Moose" in the new Eva Caten Remington Education Center

Remington Museum to Unveil New Education Center

The son of country music legend Johnny Cash, John Carter Cash, will be among the dignitaries on hand at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg on Saturday. The Cash...  Go to full article
2004-2005 Einstein Fellows at the Einstein statue in Potomac Park

Canton Teacher Joins Einstein Fellowship in D.C.

A Canton high school chemistry teacher is spending the academic year helping to shape education policy in Washington D.C. Mickie Flores is among a dozen educators from...  Go to full article

Giving Not-For-Profits a Leg Up

The Adirondack Community Trust is challenging non-profit organizations in six North Country counties to go a step further in securing their financial futures. ACT is...  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Expected to Tackle Unfinished Business

When the legislature went home after passing the latest budget in state history, they left behind some unfinished business. Karen DeWitt takes a look at some of those...  Go to full article

Tax Reimbursements for Adirondacks

Local towns and school districts in the Adirondacks and Catskills will share $1.9 million in tax relief under the new state budget. The money will reimburse communities in...  Go to full article

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