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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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Clinton Proposes Special Ed Funding

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is sponsoring legislation to fully fund special education programs across the nation. The "IDEA Full Funding Act of 2003" would provide an additional $1.2 billion for New York schools over the next ten years.  Go to full article

Plattsburgh Grand Jury Investigates Hazing Death

Today a grand jury will begin investigating the alleged hazing death of SUNY Plattsburgh freshman Walter Dean Jennings. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

NY Legislature Restores Education Funding

The New York State legislature is still passing budget bills, as Governor George Pataki continues to condemn the lawmakers and threaten retribution. From Albany, Karen DeWitt reports. (4:47)  Go to full article

11 Arrested in Plattsburgh Hazing Death

Eleven members of the Psi Epsilon Chi fraternity in Plattsburgh have been charged with felony homicide following an alleged hazing death. Authorities say SUNY Plattsburgh...  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Override School Budget Extension Veto

Fighting words from the governor: he called the legislature's version of the state budget "irresponsible" and vowed to fight back with vetoes and political pressure. Also...  Go to full article

Assembly Has Votes to Override Pataki Veto

The Democrat-dominated Assembly Monday got the two-thirds votes necessary to override Pataki's veto of a bill that would delay school budget votes around the state from May...  Go to full article

Albany Report: School Budgets Hang in the Balance

After a week of brinkmanship over the state budget, Governor Pataki and the legislative leaders pulled back a bit and began negotiating again to try to find an arrangement...  Go to full article

Schools Still Worried About State Budget

School districts in New York State are still worried about how much money they'll get from the state budget, even though legislative leaders have promised a restoration of...  Go to full article
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State Help Too Late For Schools?

New York's legislature has promised to restore some of Governor Pataki's proposed $1.25 billion cuts to school aid next week. That is theoretically in time for school...  Go to full article

Pataki Won't Accept a Piecemeal Budget

Governor Pataki says he's sticking to his anti-tax stance, forcing a likely showdown with the state legislature over restoring money to New York's schools. Karen DeWitt...  Go to full article

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