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This week is Agricultural Literacy week in New York State, organized by Cornell's Agriculture in the Classroom program. Every year, Cornell extension agents and other volunteers head in to the classroom to read an Ag-related children's book. This...
  Wednesday morning I turned on CBC's Ottawa Morning to check the all-important weather report. The host said next up was a story on Kemptville College, so I stayed tuned. I thought it would be about some celebration or new program at Eastern...
Sometimes it takes fresh eyes to appreciate things one might take for granted. Take “Blues in the Schools“, in which real blues musicians drench kids in that genre and its thematic principles. A program in Ottawa has been doing that with...
Education is always a huge issue in the news, for the simple reason that most, if not all, of us start out as children. Many of us also have or have had school-age kids. Education has particularly been in the news recently in our region because of...
When it comes to delivering content, sometimes presentation is crucial. We’ve seen this firsthand. Already-good food tastes even better when presented with visual flair. The right teacher, lit up with knowledge and passion, makes practically...


Education
Apr 9, 2014 — New Common Core teaching standards mean new standardized exams. NPR's Cory Turner took one himself and reports on what's changed.
Apr 9, 2014 — Proponents of online education say it's flexible and economical. But skeptics say "college by Internet" is a pale substitute for real-world exchanges with instructors and peers inside the classroom.
Apr 9, 2014 — The Kalamazoo Promise pays for the higher education of students in the Michigan school district's public education system. It's the latest chapter in Tell Me More's series about paying for college.
Apr 4, 2014 — Officials here adopted the education standards early and could make Oklahoma the second state to repeal them. The battle pits allies against each other: Conservative Republicans and business leaders.
Mar 29, 2014 — Prisoners in China's re-education-through-labor camps make everything from electronics to shoes, which find their way into U.S. homes. U.S. efforts to stop their export have met with limited success.

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This award-winning series of four pieces examines alcohol abuse among college students: what students say about how and why they drink, how colleges in our region respond, and the latest research and theories on alcohol abuse and prevention.

Bumper Stickers Offensive to Educators

An 18-year-old vendor at a Plattsburgh mall has been told to stop selling certain stickers local educators find offensive -- or else be booted from the mall. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

School Aid Hearings Begin in Albany

The court-imposed deadline to fix New York's school funding system is causing deep divisions in the state legislature. Some of those splits became apparent during a budget hearing held on education aid. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Court May Require Billions More in NY School Aid

The group that successfully brought the lawsuit against New York's school funding system says a costing out study has found that $7 billion more dollars per year will need to be spent on the state's schools to satisfy the court order. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
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New President Tapped For SUNY Plattsburgh

After a year-long search, state university chancellor Robert King has chosen a new president to head SUNY Plattsburgh. On Monday, King named an educator from North Dakota to...  Go to full article

Declining Enrollment May Close Some Area Schools

Parents filled the high school auditorium in Saranac last night. Many were angry over a new report that could lead to the closure of two of the district's elementary schools...  Go to full article

Commissioner Unveils New, Improved Math Regents

State Education Commissioner Richard Mills says at first light it looks as though the 2004 version of the New York State Regents Math A exam has fixed the problems that...  Go to full article

Lawmakers Split Over School Aid Reform

A split has emerged between Democrats and Republicans in Albany over how to interpret a court order that says the Governor and legislature have to reform the state's school...  Go to full article

School Aid Reform Panel Begins Hearings

Governor Pataki's commission on school aid reform held the first in a series of public hearings in Albany. Teachers' unions, conservatives and others are expected to...  Go to full article

Local Colleges Applaud NCAA Vote

St. Lawrence and Clarkson Universities are breathing a sigh of relief after the NCAA shot down a proposal yesterday that could have endangered their thriving hockey programs....  Go to full article

Educators Anxious About School Aid Reform

During his State of the State speech, Governor Pataki touched on a court ordered deadline to reform the state's school aid system. Education advocates are anxiously awaiting...  Go to full article

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