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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 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.
Apr 4, 2014 — Officials here adopted the education standards early and could make Oklahoma the second state to repeal them. The battle pits allies against each other: Conservative Republicans and business leaders.
Mar 29, 2014 — Prisoners in China's re-education-through-labor camps make everything from electronics to shoes, which find their way into U.S. homes. U.S. efforts to stop their export have met with limited success.

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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.

Communities That Care Idea Spreads to St. Lawrence County

A youth survey in 2001 showed high rates of alcohol use among students in 16 districts throughout St. Lawrence County. The survey was given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12. The results confirmed what local health officials basically knew already, that alcohol use and abuse is a continuing problem in the county. To address the risks of alcohol, drug and other teen problem behaviors, local representatives from human service agencies, law enforcement and education began training in the Communities That Care initiative. Martha Foley talks with Pam Whittet, Assistant Superintendent of the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES and chairwoman of the Community Board.  Go to full article

Calling All Knitters!

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York plans a Knit-in in conjunction with an exhibit celebrating the diversity of knitting in the region. Martha Foley talks with Jill Breit about TAUNY's Knit-in.  Go to full article

Lake Placid: Private School Seeks New Campus On Farm Land

The National Sports Academy - a private high school in Lake Placid - is hoping to move its campus from the village center to a farm on the outskirts of town. The project has the support of local government leaders, but some residents say it will harm a rural neighborhood. As Brian Mann reports, the plan faces a final vote by the Adirondack Park Agency later this morning.  Go to full article

Students Object to Tuition Hikes

State lawmakers object to Governor Pataki's plans to raise tuition and cut student aid at New York's public colleges and universities. The fiscal committee of the state...  Go to full article

Tuition could be raised at University of Vermont

As we reported last week, a Univeristy of Vermont education could be getting more expensive soon. Jody Tosti has more on the college's rising cost of tuition.  Go to full article
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Potsdam Student Producing Diversity Magazine

Race, class and gender are the focus of an annual magazine being produced by a few students at SUNY Potsdam. Jody Tosti met with the woman who's putting the publication...  Go to full article

Kids Protest Pataki's Proposed Cuts to School Programs

Hundreds of school children marched at the State Capitol to protest Governor Pataki's proposed cuts to after-school programs.  Go to full article

UVM to Add Students and New Buildings

The new president of the University of Vermont wants to add students, major new buildings and programs to the school. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article
"Space Ant" farm experiment sent on <i>Columbia</i>. Photo: Spacehab

Syracuse High School Mourns "Astronaut Colleagues"

Fowler High School in Syracuse, New York, will observe a moment of silence today. Students at the school had a special relationship with the Columbia and her crew. The...  Go to full article

Education Advocates Critical of Pataki's Budget Plan

Governor Pataki's record budget cuts to schools in New York state are drawing an angry response from teachers unions and other education advocates, who say children will be...  Go to full article

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