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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.
Jul 14, 2014 — In a dispute between the University of Texas president and Gov. Rick Perry, the governor may have lost the battle — but he may yet win the higher education reform war.
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.

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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.

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 found that many new books for young people are addressing tough, painful issues. But even the best children's writers say this crisis will be a daunting story to tell.  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 lessons of the Columbine school shootings in Colorado two years ago. Jody Tosti reports.  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. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

State Education Funding Hopes Dim

State education officials say their hopes are dimming that New York schools will receive adequate funding this year. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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...  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

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