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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 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.
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.

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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 George Pataki. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Reexamine High Stakes Testing

The Assembly and Senate are reexamining the Board of Regents policy of high stakes testing at the same time that the legislature is under pressure from the court to reform the way school aide is distributed. Education officials say they hope lawmakers won't give in to the temptation of reducing standards to meet the court's requirement. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Educators Urge Lawmakers to Retain Graduation Standards

The state's top two education officials defended the policy of high-stakes testing as a high school graduation requirement when they testified at a joint legislative hearing. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NYS Math Test Scores Continue to Improve

The State Education Commissioner says he has some encouraging news about standardized tests in 4th and 8th grade classes in New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Critics of Standardized Tests Gaining Momentum

Opponents of standardized testing in New York are gaining new momentum, now that the State Board of Regents has admitted to some setbacks in its program to require more...  Go to full article

SUNY Canton Sees Record Growth

SUNY Canton broke some enrollment records this year. From a year ago, the college saw the largest enrollment growth of any state-run technology school and the third highest...  Go to full article

55 Will Remain Passing Grade on Regents Test

The state's Education Commissioner is recommending that the passing score for the Regents exams remains at 55 for at least two more years. Commissioner Richard Mills also...  Go to full article

Gun Incident Closes School

The Ausable Valley Middle and High School was locked down Monday afternoon after administrators learned that an armed student was headed to the school. State police learned...  Go to full article

SUNY Canton's President Celebrates 10 Years in Office

SUNY Canton President Joe Kennedy is celebrating ten years as head of the technology school this week. The Canton college has grown considerably in the decade since Kennedy...  Go to full article

The Quartet in the Classroom: Making Classical Music Accessible

The Alexander String Quartet, artists in residence at St. Lawrence University, will give a concert Friday night in Gulick Theatre on campus. They're visiting classes in a...  Go to full article

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