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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 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.
Jun 10, 2014 — A judge ruled Tuesday that California's laws deprive students of their constitutional right to an education.

NCPR Special Reports

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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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Audio Series
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 .
Photo Audio Essay
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.
Audio Series
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.

A Tiny College In A Big Wilderness: A Profile of the Wanakena Ranger School

This time of year, thousands of college students in the north country are graduating and preparing to move on. Most have had unique experiences, but few can match the year spent by students at the Ranger school in Wanakena. Brian Mann visited the remote campus, on the shore of Cranberry Lake in the western Adirondacks.  Go to full article

North Country Schools Compete for Scarce Teachers

Across New York school districts are confronting an acute shortage of qualified teachers. Earlier this week, both New York Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton called the shortage a crisis that must be averted. School districts in New York City are having the toughest time attracting good teachers. Close behind are districts in rural areas like the North Country. David Sommerstein reports on the teacher shortage and how North Country schools are faring in the fiercely competitive field of teacher recruitment.  Go to full article

New York Fourth-Grader Test Scores Released

The New York Education Department releases the latest standardized test scores from fourth graders. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

State Aid is Missing Piece of School Funding Pie

As voters in nearly 700 school districts around the state went to the polls to vote on school budgets yesterday, they were lacking one key piece of information—how much...  Go to full article

Maelstrom Percussion Wraps Up North Visit

A profile of the Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble, the Buffalo-based group is working with students in the Plattsburgh area, and wrapping up their visit with a concert at the...  Go to full article

School Budget Votes Coming Tuesday

North Country homeowners head to the polls Tuesday to approve or deny their school district's spending plan. Most school budgets have increased this year. Some districts are...  Go to full article

Parents Seek More Preschool Special Ed. Funding

Parents want more funding for preschool special education programs. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Parents Protest State Standardized Testing

A group of parents is threatening to organize boycotts of the state's new standardized tests. They protested on the steps of the state Education building in Albany yesterday....  Go to full article

High-schoolers Hone Job Skills at Clarkson Fair

Nearly 1500 high school students from 18 school districts in St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties had a chance to take part in mock job interviews during the 7th annual "Gateways...  Go to full article

Adirondack ARC, Helping Families Cope with Developmental Disability, Pt. 2

Brian Mann has the second of two stories about challenges for rural families raising children with disabilities. We visit one of the Adirondack ARC's group homes in Malone,...  Go to full article

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