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Last week’s post on a free cookbook for low-cost meals included a manifesto-like quote from an important food thinker, Michael Pollan: “Cooking is probably the most important thing you can do to improve your diet. What matters most is...
Are there big changes coming to college campuses? The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) made a landmark decision last week, one that will hit home throughout American academia with ripple effects well beyond the top tier sports...
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...


Education
Aug 31, 2014 — School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.
Aug 26, 2014 — Colorado is rolling out regulations for the edible-marijuana sector, including "emergency rules," which spell out serving sizes. But for now, most of the dosage education is falling to pot shops.
Aug 23, 2014 — The state has some of the country's most overcrowded — and troubled — prisons. Alabama is also home to a thriving life skills program that prison officials are fighting to save from budget slashes.
Aug 18, 2014 — James Jeffords' decision to leave the GOP and become an independent handed power to Democrats for 18 months. In his career of more than 30 years, Jeffords focused on education and the environment.
Aug 11, 2014 — The start to the school year in New Orleans offers a landmark moment in U.S. education. For the first time, a major urban school district will operate almost entirely with charter schools.

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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.

Flawed Math Regents Test Thrown Out

Local high school seniors are breathing a sigh of relief after news the math Regents was declared flawed.  Go to full article

Ticonderoga School Construction Vote Wednesday

Voters in Ticonderoga will go the polls tomorrow to decide the fate of two school construction projects that would cost the district more than twenty million dollars. As Brian Mann reports, school officials hope to improve athletic programs and the high school heating system.  Go to full article
Senator Betty Little<br />45th district

Sen. Little: College Hazing Should Be A Felony

With the legislature set to adjourn on June 19th, Senator Betty Little says she's hoping to stiffen penalties for college students involved in hazing. The bill follows the hazing death in March of a student at SUNY Plattsburgh. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Voters Decide Fates of School Budgets Today

Today, voters in nearly 700 school districts across New York will have a chance to decide the budgets for the next school term. Many will be deliberating whether to vote for...  Go to full article

Commentary: Michael Sauter?Computers and the Problem of Evil

Michael Sauter, a 10th grade Honors English student from Canton High School, thinks he may know why computers do those terrible things they do--they're evil.  Go to full article

John Kerry Focuses on Education at Lake Placid Forum

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry also hopes to carry the Democratic Party standard into the 2004 presidential campaign. In his appearance before a rural Democrats gathering...  Go to full article
NYS Sen. Ray Meier

NCPR News Call-in: Education Funding and the State Budget Battle

Tuesday, June 3, voters decide on school budgets, and the messy state budget process once again leaves state aid levels in doubt. In a special call-in program on state budget...  Go to full article

School Budgets Up For Vote

It's been a rollercoaster ride this spring for New York's educators. Governor Pataki proposed a billion and half dollars in cuts to school aid. The state legislature passed...  Go to full article
Carol Rossi-Fries

UpNorth Forum: SUNY Potsdam Commencement Address

The commencement speaker at SUNY Potsdam this year was eigth-grade social sciences teacher Carol Rossi-Fries. Chosen as the 2003 Teacher of the Year by New York State, she...  Go to full article
Senator Betty Little, Republican, 45th District

Sen. Betty Little Opposes Governor On Budget

Senator Betty Little voted with the Senate's Republican leadership to sweep aside the Governor's vetoes. She spoke with Brian Mann about the rift that's divided the north...  Go to full article

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