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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.
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.
Jun 10, 2014 — A judge ruled Tuesday that California's laws deprive students of their constitutional right to an education.

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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.

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 DeWitt reports.  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

Ken Deedy is North Country Public Radio

Ken Deedy of Grindstone Island talks about the trials of being an island schoolkid, riding the school boat to Clayton.  Go to full article

Hearings Planned on Regents' H.S. Graduation Requirements

State lawmakers are planning on holding hearings on the state Board of Regents' high school graduation requirements. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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