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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.

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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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Audio Play:
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.
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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.

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 raising property taxes to pay the difference. But taxes are only part of the equation. David Sommerstein reports hold-ups in Albany are making school budgeting somewhat of a guessing game.  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. Karen DeWitt reports.  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

Adirondack ARC, Helping Families Cope with Developmental Disability, Pt. 1

Life can be pretty tough for families dealing with developmental disabilities, like Down syndrome or autism. In rural areas, where services and support are often hard to...  Go to full article

Curbing Alcohol Abuse on College Campuses

Alcohol consumption and alcohol related problems are a significant concern on our nations college campuses. Studies over the last ten years show the highest proportion of...  Go to full article

Clarkson Makes Science Come Alive in Area Schools

In the 1990s a National Science Foundation study found that U.S. middle schoolers lag behind their peers in other countries in science and math preparation. The findings...  Go to full article

SLU Hockey Teams Head to NCAA Playoffs

It's a big weekend for St. Lawrence University hockey fans—the Saints men's and women's hockey teams are both in NCAA Division 1 tournament play this weekend. The men's...  Go to full article

Hermon-DeKalb Students Fast to Fight Hunger

Students in Hermon DeKalb High School are giving up food for a day to help fight hunger in St. Lawrence County. For the fourth year, teens will forgo meals and snacks for 30...  Go to full article

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