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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 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.

Terrorism and Educational Funding

The Board of Regents talks about terrorism's effect on education funding.  Go to full article

NYS Legislature Looks at School Aid Increases

When the state legislature returns this month the issue of school aid will be on the agenda. In the meantime, schools say they could still use some extra help. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

SUNY Researchers Urged to Study Terrorism

Scientists at the State University of New York are being urged to apply their research to help fight terrorism. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Revisited: the "Twisted" Story of a Young Canadian Writer

We revisit the case of the boy in Ontario who was suspended from his school and arrested for writing a story for drama class about a boy who blows up his school. David...  Go to full article

Remington Museum Begins Middle School Docent Program

The Frederick Remington Art Museum wants to introduce kids to the arts through a junior volunteer program. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Alexander String Quartet at St. Lawrence University

Chamber music and academia--the Alexander String Quartet visits St. Lawrence University. Todd Moe talks with them in the NCPR studio.  Go to full article

Schools Will Have Priority for New North Fiberoptic Link

David Sommerstein reports school districts in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties will be the first customers for a fiberoptics line that will bring high speed...  Go to full article

Shared Voices: Young Writers Gather on Upper Saranac Lake

Brian Mann attends a conference for young writers and poets on Upper Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

SUNY Plattsburgh Holds Disaster Teach-In

A teach-in is scheduled for 1 pm at Plattsburgh State, allowing students and teachers and the greater Plattsburgh community a chance to discuss and learn about the potential...  Go to full article

People: Jonathan Slater, professor?on a Student Bus to NYC

Martha Foley talks with Jonathan Slater, a Plattsburgh State professor, who accompanied three charter busloads of students heading to New York City last weekend for their...  Go to full article

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