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Last week’s post on a free cookbook for low-cost meals included a manifesto-like quote from an important food thinker, Michael Pollan: “Cooking is probably the most important thing you can do to improve your diet. What matters most is...
Are there big changes coming to college campuses? The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) made a landmark decision last week, one that will hit home throughout American academia with ripple effects well beyond the top tier sports...
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...


Education
Aug 31, 2014 — School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.
Aug 26, 2014 — Colorado is rolling out regulations for the edible-marijuana sector, including "emergency rules," which spell out serving sizes. But for now, most of the dosage education is falling to pot shops.
Aug 23, 2014 — The state has some of the country's most overcrowded — and troubled — prisons. Alabama is also home to a thriving life skills program that prison officials are fighting to save from budget slashes.
Aug 18, 2014 — James Jeffords' decision to leave the GOP and become an independent handed power to Democrats for 18 months. In his career of more than 30 years, Jeffords focused on education and the environment.
Aug 11, 2014 — The start to the school year in New Orleans offers a landmark moment in U.S. education. For the first time, a major urban school district will operate almost entirely with charter schools.

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No Bigger Than a Piano Box: a North Country Schoolhouse in 1893
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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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School Budgets That Cut to the Barest Bone

The impasse in Albany has made an already tough budgeting year even tougher for local school districts. School boards had to estimate the amount of state aid they expect to receive next year. Still, budgets passed in most districts. But a handful failed. Those districts will have to make contingency budgets, and that means cutting thousands of dollars in programs, services, and in some cases, people. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Federal Money To Help Build Education Center

Fort Ticonderoga appears likely to get two million federal dollars for a new education facility. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers End 2004 Session Tuesday

State lawmakers have just six weeks to answer a court order to reform the state's school aid system. So far, they've been unable to agree on a solution. But many involved in the complicated process say even if Governor Pataki and the legislature reach agreement, the long fight over how to reform school aid may end up in the legal system again. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Poll: Voters Don't Trust Lawmakers to Solve School Funding Crisis

A new poll by Quinnipiac University finds New Yorkers trust the courts more than they do the legislature to resolve the state's school funding crisis. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Wright Says 2004 Session is "Moving Along"

The regular legislative session is set to end in a week. So far this year, lawmakers have failed to meet the two main obligations they've been facing all year. That is, to...  Go to full article
Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine

Aubertine: School Aid Reform Top Priority

A judge is setting the stage for a panel of experts to decide how to spend billions of state dollars on education. The state must respond to a decision in a case brought by...  Go to full article

Gridlock Tightening in Albany

Tensions over school aid reform have been escalating in Albany, as the court-imposed deadline looms nearer. As the pressure increases, the rhetoric has also intensified, as...  Go to full article
Ed Barlow

Futurist Coming to Workforce Summit

Futurist Ed Barlow is coming to St. Lawrence County next week, to lead a discussion at a meeting on the future of the area's work force. Barlow has looked at the state and...  Go to full article

NY Dems Release School Funding Reform Plan

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver released the Democrats answer to a court order that demands that lawmakers reform school aid distribution this year. The Democrat's plan...  Go to full article

Silver to Release School Funding Plan Today

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver plans to release his proposal to reform education in New York today. Silver and other lawmakers are trying to satisfy a court order that says...  Go to full article

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