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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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Drinking and Safety on College Campuses: A rash of alcohol-related fatalaties among students at North Country colleges has re-ignited debate about the role of alcohol in campus social life. Brian Mann talks to students, educators, and law enforcement officials in this series.
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No Bigger Than a Piano Box: a North Country Schoolhouse in 1893
By historian Betsy Kepes. Based on the 1893 diary of a North Country schoolteacher. A Women's History Month special. Teacher's guide and CD available.
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Inside the Amish schools
They use textbooks that are thirty, sometimes a hundred years old. And their methods are very different. Karen Johnson-Weiner, an anthropology professor at SUNY Potsdam, has been visiting Amish schools; she talks with Gregory Warner .
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Literacy and Illiteracy in the North Country
In this special series, North Country Public Radio examines what literacy is, how it’s achieved, why it isn’t, and the impact illiteracy has on our region and people.
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Alcohol on Campus
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.
Remington Director Lowell McAllister with "Matthew Moose" in the new Eva Caten Remington Education Center
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 family owns a number of Remington sketches, and will help celebrate the grand opening of the Eva Caten Remington Education Center. The new facility includes classroom space, an art studio and interactive galleries for children. Todd Moe toured the new education center with Remington Museum Director Lowell McAllister, who says it's named in honor of Remington's wife.  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 across the country joining the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program. The program, now in its tenth year, allows teachers to bring to Congress and the federal government their experiences from the classroom and offer real-life perspectives to policymakers on education. Flores will be working in the office of Illinois Senator Richard Durbin. She told Todd Moe more about her teaching career and what she hopes to accomplish this year.  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 offering training and matching funds to small- and medium-sized non-profits to begin building their own endowments. Martha Foley talks with ACT's executive director, Cali Brooks.  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

More School Money, But Not Enough

The state legislature has agreed to increase education funding by $740 million. Some of that money will come to the North Country, where school districts have been waiting...  Go to full article

Judge Appoints Panel to Recommend Reforms in School Funding

The judge in the schools funding court case has appointed three special masters to reform school aid in New York, now that Governor Pataki and the legislature have missed the...  Go to full article

Agreement on State School Aid Levels

Governor Pataki and the state legislature have agreed to add more money to New York's schools in the new year that begins in September, but delays in reaching an actual...  Go to full article

Court to Consider NY Education Funding This Week

Governor Pataki and the state legislature have failed to meet the court-imposed deadline of July 30th to reform school funding in New York. Pataki and the Speaker of the...  Go to full article

Today Marks Deadline for Reforming NY School Aid System

It looks like a court-imposed deadline of July 30th will come and go without Governor Pataki and the state legislature agreeing on how to fix the state's school aid system....  Go to full article

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