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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 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.
Mar 29, 2014 — Prisoners in China's re-education-through-labor camps make everything from electronics to shoes, which find their way into U.S. homes. U.S. efforts to stop their export have met with limited success.

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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.

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 wants the Regents to scrap the troubled Math A Regents exam and replace it with a better version of the test. Karen DeWitt reports.  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 yesterday that the student armed himself to intimidate other students involved in a drug deal. Chris Knight reports.  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 took over, including almost 20 new professors and record enrollment growth this year.  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

Farm to School Program Expands

For the second straight year, SUNY Potsdam is helping promote the work of North Country farmers by using locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables at the school. The...  Go to full article

$130 Million Granted for NY School Literacy Programs

Governor Pataki and State Education Commissioner Richard Mills announced that they've received $130 million from the Bush Administration in Washington to help children learn...  Go to full article
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Sustainability Guru Kicks Off Series in Watertown

Jefferson Community College in Watertown kicks off a year-long look at sustainable economic development tonight with a nationally-known speaker on the subject. ...  Go to full article

Defense Bill Would Fund Research at NC Colleges

Congress is putting finishing touches on a $368 billion defense spending bill for next year. The House of Representatives approved the measure Wednesday, The Senate is...  Go to full article

$1 Million Gift for New SLU Science Center

A former Procter and Gamble executive and his wife have donated $1 million to St. Lawrence University in Canton. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

After School Programs at Risk?

Some after school programs in New York may be in jeopardy, unless Governor Pataki released funds the state legislature approved for them in its budget. From Albany, Karen...  Go to full article

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