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Are there big changes coming to college campuses? The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) made a landmark decision last week, one that will hit home throughout American academia with ripple effects well beyond the top tier sports...
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...


Education
Aug 18, 2014 — James Jeffords' decision to leave the GOP and become an independent handed power to Democrats for 18 months. In his career of more than 30 years, Jeffords focused on education and the environment.
Aug 11, 2014 — The start to the school year in New Orleans offers a landmark moment in U.S. education. For the first time, a major urban school district will operate almost entirely with charter schools.
Aug 8, 2014 — "I don't like bad teachers, so I don't think bad teachers should be given the gift of teaching forever — badly," Whoopi Goldberg says.
Aug 3, 2014 — Many people don't realize it's a set of standards, not a curriculum. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with education reporter Cory Turner about other misconceptions about the Common Core standards.
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.

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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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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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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.

Final Report on School Funding Reform Expected Soon

The legal wrangling over how to reform New York's school funding system continues this month in a Manhattan courtroom. The group that successfully brought the lawsuit against the Governor and Legislature is eagerly awaiting a final report from a court-appointed panel of special masters. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

114th Assembly Candidates Throw Verbal Punches

The race for the 114th Assembly district has turned harsh in recent weeks, fueled by dissatisfaction with Albany and by a huge infusion of cash from the Democratic Party. Incumbent Republican Chris Ortloff and challenger Bernie Bassett have traded accusations about jobs and the dysfunctional legislature. Brian Mann reports from Plattsburgh.  Go to full article
The Blackfriars Playhouse, home to Shenandoah Shakespeare's resident troupe in Staunton, Virginia

Shenandoah Shakespeare Express: New Life for Elizabethan Dramas

Shakespeare lovers in the North Country have an exciting opportunity this week to study the Bard and explore his works with the Shenandoah Shakespeare Express. The touring troupe is in residence at St. Lawrence University in Canton. This week you're invited to attend evening performances of Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure and Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer. Todd Moe talks with Associate Artistic Director Joyce Peifer, a founding member of the company.  Go to full article

In the 114th District, Anger At Albany From Both Sides

In the 114th Assembly District, Plattsburgh Republican Chris Ortloff faces a challenge from Democrat Bernie Bassett, a former school principal from Morrisonville. Ortloff...  Go to full article

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...  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...  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

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