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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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No Bigger Than a Piano Box: a North Country Schoolhouse in 1893
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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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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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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.

Gridlock Tightening in Albany

Tensions over school aid reform have been escalating in Albany, as the court-imposed deadline looms nearer. As the pressure increases, the rhetoric has also intensified, as lawmakers blame each other for the stalemate. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
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Futurist Coming to Workforce Summit

Futurist Ed Barlow is coming to St. Lawrence County next week, to lead a discussion at a meeting on the future of the area's work force. Barlow has looked at the state and the region's industries and employers - some of which are at risk, and he'll be offering comments about strengthening them for the future. He'll also look at growth areas of the future. He told Martha Foley the goal is a realignment in workforce and economic development strategies to offset declining industries.  Go to full article

NY Dems Release School Funding Reform Plan

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver released the Democrats answer to a court order that demands that lawmakers reform school aid distribution this year. The Democrat's plan spends several billion dollars more than plans presented by Republicans in the state Senate and by Governor Pataki. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Silver to Release School Funding Plan Today

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver plans to release his proposal to reform education in New York today. Silver and other lawmakers are trying to satisfy a court order that says...  Go to full article

School Aid Reform Plan Unveiled

Last week, two of Albany's triumvirate broke with long standing tradition and decided to go public with their plans on a top policy matter. Governor George Pataki and Senate...  Go to full article

Rural Kids, Homeless In The Big City

Young people from rural areas who wind up homeless often land on the streets of big cities. They go to escape poverty or broken families. They're searching for jobs or an...  Go to full article

Pataki Hopes to Spur Assembly Action on School funding

Governor Pataki decided to go public with his plan to reform education funding in New York State. The State's highest court has ordered the governor and legislature to reform...  Go to full article

Bruno Offers School Financing Plan

Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno made public his plan to answer a court order that demands school aid reform in New York. Bruno's announcement comes just over two months...  Go to full article
Lynee Erlenbach and her sisters show off latch-hook rugs they made.

Homelessness: Surviving the School Shuffle

In the North Country, homelessness often means something different than sleeping on a park bench or under a bridge. A family who can't afford a home may move in with...  Go to full article

NY School Funding Reformers says Lawmakers are Gridlocked

The group that successfully sued the state over the constitutionality of New York's school funding system is dissatisfied with the lack of progress so far by Governor Pataki...  Go to full article

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