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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...


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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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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.

$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 to read. Karen DeWitt reports.  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. Environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author Paul Hawken will help JCC examine ways to increase business and jobs in the area while conserving energy and natural resources. David Sommerstein reports.  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 expected to follow suit soon. The bill includes good news for two institutions in the North Country.  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

North Country Campuses Consider Ergonomically Correct Classrooms

Students returning to college campuses across the region this fall are finding more "body friendly" seating that is designed to prevent repetitive motion injuries and make...  Go to full article

Critics ask Lawmakers to Abolish Regents Exams

A group that is critical of the new state Regents exams requirements for high school graduation says it is gaining momentum in its push to abolish the tests. The...  Go to full article

Historic Re-Enactors: Playing War In A Time of War

Over the weekend, hundreds of re-enactors gathered on the banks of the Saranac River, to recreate the Battle of Plattsburgh. Re-enactments are hugely popular in the North...  Go to full article

H.S. Physics Teachers May Boycott New Regents Exam

Two high school physics teachers who spoke before the State Board of Regents say if the state physicis exams are not changed, many physics teachers will begin boycotting the...  Go to full article

Academy for Performing Arts Opens in Potsdam

Calling all budding actors, singers and dancers! Registration is open for classes at the new Performing Arts School in Potsdam. The school will offer quality education in...  Go to full article

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