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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...
A grant through the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) means independent college students in St. Lawrence County may be able to get up to $4,000 in aid for spring semester to help pay for tuition, books and fees, North Country Now is...
After a bomb threat this morning, Watertown High School was evacuated, according to a press release from the Watertown City School District. Police, school officials and a bomb-sniffing dog found no evidence of a bomb. They’re currently...
You may have heard on our air or read at ncpr.org that the Canton Central School District has had some money problems over the last couple years; more recently, the district has been considering a merger with Potsdam Central. It’s had to...
We talk a lot about food here at NCPR, and lately, we’ve been talking a lot about subsidized food. Whether it’s what people are buying with money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, better known as Food...
News stories tagged with "school"
Canton, NY, May 03, 2010 — Elementary and high school students at Canton Central School spent part of Friday breaking ground on new garden beds behind the school. Arbor Day kicked off the school's newest garden project, with a goal of growing more veggies for the cafeteria. The project will also teach youngsters more about the environment and healthy food. Todd Moe has more. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Mar 17, 2010 — It started with a dirt bike ride to visit a friend's family and is now a quest to build a school in Ethiopia. Alex French, a SUNY Potsdam alumnus, spent part of last year living and working in the east African country. It was a side trip to the small community of Gembeltu, difficult to find on most maps of Ethiopia, that inspired him to give back. As part of our series, Moving the World, Todd Moe spoke with French about exploring a new culture and lending a helping hand. Go to full article
by Julie Grant
Shaker Heights, OH, Dec 17, 2009 — When we hear about kids and obesity, a lot of people point the finger at schools. Most kids today eat about half their meals at school, and many cafeterias are filled with junk food. In the second half of our school lunch series, Julie Grant reports that some districts are trying to improve what they serve - but there are a lot of challenges. Go to full article
Watertown, NY, Sep 22, 2009 — They are becoming more rare on the rural landscape -- one-room country schools. The Jefferson County Historical Associated rededicated a 19th century one-room schoolhouse last Friday night, and some of its former students gathered in Watertown to remember life in a country school. Go to full article
by Joel Hurd
Jun 26, 2007 — The one-room schoohouse used to be a common sight in the North Country. Before school centralization around 60 years ago, these schoolhouses could be seen every couple of miles, since most students had to walk to school. While many of these buildings are now gone or in disrepair, one schoolhouse in Pierrepont still serves the surrounding community. Today NCPR and TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, continue our look at some very special places in the North Country. Joel Hurd and Varick Chittenden visited the Cooks Corners Schoolhouse on a sunny June day when fourth graders from Colton-Pierrepont Central School were playing roles of students in the late 19th century. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Apr 16, 2007 — A few more inches of snow means another day off for thousands of students across upstate New York this morning -- and no power for about 60-thousand utility customers. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Jan 08, 2007 — In his State of the State speech, Governor Eliot Spitzer proposed a number of changes for the state's schools and school funding. As Karen DeWitt reports, the plans included something for everyone, from liberals to conservatives. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Nov 13, 2006 — Last Tuesday, kids across the U.S. were talking with Americans about the importance of voting. The national project was organized by journalist and writer Sue Halpern, who spends much of year in Johnsburg, in the central Adirondacks. Halpern says it was a chance for students to hear from people who see voting as a duty and a crucial part of their lives. But as Brian Mann reports, their idealism played out this year against one of the nastiest and most controversial campaigns on record. Go to full article