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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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SUNY Canton President on Tuition Hike

SUNY Canton President Joseph Kennedy responds to news of the proposed SUNY tuition hike. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Stafford to Serve As SUNY Trustee

Governor Pataki has named former state senator Ronald Stafford to help govern New York's public universities. When confirmed by the senate, Stafford will serve on the SUNY board of trustees. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Schools Lobby Against Proposed Funding Cuts

A plan by the Bush administration to cut funding for vocational programs is prompting local school officials to start lobbying against the measure. The $1.2 billion Carl Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Program is expected to be cut from the 2004 federal budget.  Go to full article

Regents Say State Needs to Spend More Money on Education

The state board of regents says that despite the state's fiscal problems, New York needs to spend half a billion dollars more on its school children next year. Karen Dewitt...  Go to full article

SUNY Students Angry About Possible Tuition Hikes

The state's business lobby says it's in favor of tuition increases for students at New York's public colleges. That stance has angered some students at the State University...  Go to full article

Paul Smith's Unveils New Amphitheatre

With help from students at Paul Smith's College, the Adirondack Park Agency built an amphitheatre this year near its visitor Interpretive Center on campus. Now the...  Go to full article
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SUNY Plattsburgh President Resigns

The president of SUNY Plattsburgh says he'll resign at the end of this academic year. Dr. Horace Judson has led the school for nearly nine year, but he's faced increasing...  Go to full article

How Much Should New York State Spend on School Students?

The group that's suing the state over inequitable school-aid funding has now commissioned a study to find out just how much New York state should be spending on every school...  Go to full article

State Helps Lure Faculty To Clarkson

Clarkson University is one of nine New York universities that will get state help to lure high-tech and bio-tech researchers to their campuses. David Sommerstein reports the...  Go to full article

Superintendents to Colleges: Disregard Physics Regents Score

School superintendents across the state are sending letters with their students' College applications, asking admissions officers to ignore a test result. Jody Tosti has...  Go to full article

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