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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 Photoblog
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.

Hands-On Learning at the Constructivist Conference

This week St. Lawrence University hosts the 11th Annual Constructivist Design Conference on teaching and learning. The gathering has a lot to live up to. Organizers describe it as "a conference unlike any other ever held". 175 teachers from around New York State and the country spend a few days of their summer modeling a style of learning based on doing, not explaining. David Sommerstein talks with North Country teachers who are attending for the second year.  Go to full article

STAR Program For Troubled Youths May Expand to Ogdensburg Schools

The Ogdensburg City School District could soon be using the STAR program for troubled youths, despite the fiscal concerns of some St. Lawrence County legislators. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Plattsburgh Hazing Investigation Brings Charges

Twenty-one students face possible expulsion from Plattsburgh State University, after a hazing incident in March left a college freshman dead. University Police identified the students following a campus-wide investigation. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

NY Education Testing Chief Retires

The person in charge of tests for the New York State Department of Education has resigned. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Akwesasne Mohawks Debate Risks and Rewards of Politics Off the Reservation

The Mohawk population on the Akwesasne reservation is growing at more than twice the rate of the North Country's white population. Some tribal leaders say that trend could...  Go to full article

Education Chief Scraps Regents Math Test

The state education commissioner says that high school seniors who failed the Regents math exam can graduate anyway. Commissioner Richard Mills says mistakes were made in a...  Go to full article

Flawed Math Regents Test Thrown Out

Local high school seniors are breathing a sigh of relief after news the math Regents was declared flawed.  Go to full article

Ticonderoga School Construction Vote Wednesday

Voters in Ticonderoga will go the polls tomorrow to decide the fate of two school construction projects that would cost the district more than twenty million dollars. As...  Go to full article
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Sen. Little: College Hazing Should Be A Felony

With the legislature set to adjourn on June 19th, Senator Betty Little says she's hoping to stiffen penalties for college students involved in hazing. The bill follows the...  Go to full article

Voters Decide Fates of School Budgets Today

Today, voters in nearly 700 school districts across New York will have a chance to decide the budgets for the next school term. Many will be deliberating whether to vote for...  Go to full article

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