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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.
Jul 14, 2014 — In a dispute between the University of Texas president and Gov. Rick Perry, the governor may have lost the battle — but he may yet win the higher education reform war.
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.

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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.

Schools Evacuated in Lake Placid

School officials in Lake Placid evacuated hundreds of children yesterday, after a bomb threat was phoned in to the school district office early Monday morning. Superintendent Ernest Stretton says hundreds of kids were moved to safe locations and then dismissed early.  Go to full article

SUNY Board Approves Plan for Annual Tuition Increases

The State University of New York Board of Trustees voted to consider small yearly tuition hikes beginning in the next school year. Their aim is to avoid a disruptive, large increase, like the $950 tuition hike implemented for the current school year. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

SUNY-Canton Receives Million Dollar Gift

A retired professor and former Canton village trustee has donated a million dollars to SUNY Canton. Dick Miller was a professor of electrical engineering technology for 37 years at SUNY Canton until his retirement in 1983. He then joined the Canton College Foundation's board of directors, and has now become its first million dollar donor.  Go to full article
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Climbing Gyms: The Joy of Grabbing Rock Indoors

This time of year, when the weather turns gray and damp, it can be tough getting outdoors. For more and more rock climbers, that means a trip to the gym, where indoor walls...  Go to full article

Saranac Lake School District Sues Contractors

The Saranac Lake Central School district is suing contractors for three million dollars. The suit follows discovery of structural flaws in new construction that began in...  Go to full article

Reformers Advocate Compliance with School Funding Standards

Advocates for reform of the state's school funding system say they'll fight to force Governor Pataki and the legislature to comply with a court order to fairly fund education...  Go to full article

Park Agency Restricts Wilderness Recreation

The Adirondack Park Agency has approved new restrictions on outdoor recreation in the Dix and Giant Mountain wilderness areas. The plan is designed to cut over-use in one of...  Go to full article

Peru HS Football Wins Quarterfinal Comeback

The Peru Indians are one of the North Country's most powerful high school football teams. They won the state championship two years ago. On Saturday, Peru performed another...  Go to full article

Voters Reject School Debt Proposition

Education groups are lamenting the failure of a ballot proposal that would have allowed schools in the state's 57 small cities to borrow more money to build and fix up school...  Go to full article

New Yorkers Vote on Local Races, Propositions

Today New York voters will be deciding a myriad of local offices like town board members and county executives, but they will also have the choice of voting yes or no on a...  Go to full article

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