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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...
Teachers Union: Rich districts spend 80% more than poor ones to teach students, tax cap makes it worse
The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) has today released an analysis (press release, h/t Politics on the Hudson) showing that the wealthiest 10 percent of our state’s school districts spend 80 percent more on teaching students than do the...
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...
The Miner Institute in Clinton County does a lot of work training the new generation of dairy farmers. It recently hosted its annual Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge, where 120 college students compete in teams to see who runs the best dairy farm....
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Lake Placid today, making a couple of announcements. First, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports, the governor unveiled a new biotech partnership between the state, Clarkson University in Potsdam, and the Trudeau...
Dec 18, 2013 — New research raises concerns about low graduations rates for black college football players. Host Michel Martin finds out more from education reporter Emily Richmond, and professor Shaun Harper of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education.
Dec 18, 2013 — Since he took office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has closed and consolidated schools, created hundreds of new ones and championed the use of data to measure performance. Washington Irving High School, scheduled to close in 2015, offers a window on the changes he's brought to the city's vast school system.
Dec 18, 2013 — Ten years after education researchers began focusing on big city school systems and monitoring their math and reading scores, there's good news to report. Today, fourth and eighth graders in many of the nation's largest cities have made impressive gains. Surprisingly, school systems with large numbers of low income children have exceeded the national average in both subjects .
Dec 16, 2013 — City College of San Francisco is one of the biggest community colleges in the country, and it may be about to close. The fault was not the quality of City College's education, problems cited were fiscal and administrative. A lot of people in higher education are watching closely what's happening at City College, as it symbolizes a larger fight between two visions of what community college should be: a place for non-traditional or non-credit students to find enrichment or a place that efficiently sends students to job placement or university degrees.
Dec 11, 2013 — In a new poll, parents of girls were more likely to say no when asked if schools were sufficiently preparing students for the world of work. And with many well-paying trades still dominated by men, girls may have a harder time succeeding in the workplace without some kind of higher education.
NCPR Special Reports
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.
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.
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 .
Literacy and Illiteracy in the North Country
In this special series, North Country Public Radio examines what literacy is, how its achieved, why it isnt, and the impact illiteracy has on our region and people.
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.