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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 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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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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Audio Slideshow:
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.

Feeling the Chill: International Students in the North Country, part 1

North country colleges and universities are home to thousands of international students. They bring important revenue to their schools--and important diversity. But in the months since September 11, foreign students have faced closer scrutiny than ever before. As Brian Mann reports, some educators fear that new restrictions and monitoring could send the best international students to other countries.  Go to full article

Peru Indians Headed for State Football Finals

Martha Foley talks with Steve Ouellette, sports writer for the Plattsburgh Press Republican about high school football in the North Country, specifically, the Peru Indians' Class B Semifinal win over Harrison last week. The win lifts them into Saturday's state final.  Go to full article

Teaching Children to Care for Pets

A new state law requires that pets adopted from shelters be spayed or neutered. Martha Foley talks with SUNY Canton Veterinary Science instructor Molly Mott, who's coordinating a new program that teaches pet owner responsibility to elementary students.  Go to full article

Don't Applaud?Just Throw Rotten Tomatoes

From designing a better can opener to building more fuel efficient cars, engineering takes the theories of science and applies them to real life. But teachers of engineering...  Go to full article

New York Regents Trying To Identify Successful School Strategies

The New York Board of Regents is trying to help schools with poor fourth and eighth grade test scores by trying to pinpoint what works in the schools where the test scores...  Go to full article

Democracy Matters: Taking Campaign Finance Reform to College Campuses

On the heels of election day, David Sommerstein spoke with Adam Weinberg, a professor of Sociology at Colgate University, to see where campaign finance fits in these days....  Go to full article

One-Shot Revenue Fuels Supplemental Budget

When the state legislature passed the supplemental budget, lawmakers resorted to some one-shot revenue raisers to pay for a half billion dollars in education aid and other...  Go to full article

Writing for Children: Talking About 9-11

The terrorist attacks on September 11 shocked even the most worldly adults. But for parents, trying to explain the crime to children has been particularly hard. Brian Mann...  Go to full article

SUNY Canton Forum Featues Columbine Case Study

A series of high profile criminal cases are being used as learning tools for students in the SUNY Canton criminal investigation program. A forum Wednesday will examine the...  Go to full article

School Funding Case to Be Heard this Month

New York is facing another potential drain on its budget. An appeals court will hear a case later this month on whether the state's school funding system is unconstitutional....  Go to full article

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