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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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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.

High Court Hears School Funding Case

A court case that could change the entire funding system for education in New York was heard by the state's highest court Thursday. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Assemblyman Chris Ortloff<br />Republican, 114th District

Budget Battle Divides North Country Delegation

The fight over the state budget has divided some traditional Republican allies, around the state and here in the North Country. State Senator Betty Little - from Queensbury - voted to approve new school and Medicaid funding, paid for in part by a hike in sales and income taxes. Plattsburgh assemblyman Chris Ortloff voted against the plan, which he describes as disastrous. Brian Mann spoke with Ortloff about the battle in Albany.  Go to full article

Pataki Takes Budget Case on Tour

The fighting over the state budget continues, as Governor Pataki accused the legislature of making false promises. Pataki announced yesterday he plans to take his cause to the people of the state. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article
Sen. Betty Little, Rep. 45th Dist.

Senator Little Opposes Pataki Cuts

Senator Betty Little says she'll stand firm in her disagreement with Governor Pataki. The Republican from Queensbury says her constituents urged her to restore deep cuts in...  Go to full article

Thousands Rally for More NY Education Funding

A crowd of around 30,000 people rallied for education funding at the State Capitol, as Governor George Pataki stands poised to veto a legislative budget that increases money...  Go to full article

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...  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...  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

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