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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 18, 2014 — The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.
Apr 17, 2014 — Government benefits enable military veterans to attend college, but accessing them is complicated. So how can veterans pay for higher 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.

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Indian Lake Central School, a small k-12 school in the heart of the Adirondacks, documents the 2008-2009 school year in daily photos.
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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.

SUNY Board Approves Plan for Annual Tuition Increases

The State University of New York Board of Trustees voted to consider small yearly tuition hikes beginning in the next school year. Their aim is to avoid a disruptive, large increase, like the $950 tuition hike implemented for the current school year. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

SUNY-Canton Receives Million Dollar Gift

A retired professor and former Canton village trustee has donated a million dollars to SUNY Canton. Dick Miller was a professor of electrical engineering technology for 37 years at SUNY Canton until his retirement in 1983. He then joined the Canton College Foundation's board of directors, and has now become its first million dollar donor.  Go to full article
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Climbing Gyms: The Joy of Grabbing Rock Indoors

This time of year, when the weather turns gray and damp, it can be tough getting outdoors. For more and more rock climbers, that means a trip to the gym, where indoor walls and artificial crags offer a very different sort of challenge. Brian Mann visited the Munro Family Climbing Wall at St. Lawrence University and sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake School District Sues Contractors

The Saranac Lake Central School district is suing contractors for three million dollars. The suit follows discovery of structural flaws in new construction that began in...  Go to full article

Reformers Advocate Compliance with School Funding Standards

Advocates for reform of the state's school funding system say they'll fight to force Governor Pataki and the legislature to comply with a court order to fairly fund education...  Go to full article

Park Agency Restricts Wilderness Recreation

The Adirondack Park Agency has approved new restrictions on outdoor recreation in the Dix and Giant Mountain wilderness areas. The plan is designed to cut over-use in one of...  Go to full article

Peru HS Football Wins Quarterfinal Comeback

The Peru Indians are one of the North Country's most powerful high school football teams. They won the state championship two years ago. On Saturday, Peru performed another...  Go to full article

Voters Reject School Debt Proposition

Education groups are lamenting the failure of a ballot proposal that would have allowed schools in the state's 57 small cities to borrow more money to build and fix up school...  Go to full article

New Yorkers Vote on Local Races, Propositions

Today New York voters will be deciding a myriad of local offices like town board members and county executives, but they will also have the choice of voting yes or no on a...  Go to full article

SUNY Albany President Resigns

The President of the State University of New York at Albany has resigned, amid accusations that she was forced out by SUNY Chancellor Bob King, a close associate of Governor...  Go to full article

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