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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 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.
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.

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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.

NY Education Dept Refuses to Include Questions about Bullying on Student Survey

A group called Dignity for All Students Coalition wants the state education department to ask students about instances of bullying. But Education Commissioner Richard Mills is refusing to include the questions in a survey distributed to school districts. Karen Dewitt has details.  Go to full article
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Music in the Classroom and in the Wild: The Alexander String Quartet

The Alexander String Quartet, artists in residence at St. Lawrence University, will give a public performance Thursday night at 7:30 in Gulick Theatre on campus. The group's residency at St. Lawrence has included visits to classes in a variety of departments, providing master classes for music students and a trip to the Adirondacks. Todd Moe talks with two members of the ensemble, violinists Zak Grafilo and Fred Lifsitz, about their recent tour of Germany and a personnel change.  Go to full article

Local Produce Now at SUNY Potsdam

Locally grown vegetables are part of a new farm-to-table program at SUNY Potsdam. The idea is to help support the North Country econmy while providing produce that's free of pesticides and packaging. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Gubernatorial Candidates Tout Support for Education

Education has become the pivotal issue in the New York state governor's race. Governor Pataki, a Republican, and his Democratic rival Carl McCall, have both launched new TV...  Go to full article

A Summer Camp Where The Play Is Music

Summer camp season is over for another year. Thousands of kids visited the north country, learning about the outdoors--about literature--about computers. At the Adirondack...  Go to full article

North Country College Campus Vigils

Candlelight vigils and memorials are being held today at college campuses across the North Country to commemorate 9/11. Community gatherings are being held on campuses this...  Go to full article

Stitching a Human Flag

Students at SUNY-Plattsburgh are asking the public for their help in making a Human Flag of Remembrance. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Commentary: Parent-School Partnerships

As school gets underway this week, children will bring home notes asking parents to form a partnership with the schools. As reasonable and natural as that may sound,...  Go to full article

Local College Enrollment Up

The North Country's colleges and universities are welcoming a near record number of new students to their campuses this year. That's good news for tight budgets. But as...  Go to full article

Insurance for College Kids

As September rolls around, many students are getting ready to head off to college. As Jody Tosti reports, from health to car insurance, parents may want to check out their...  Go to full article

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