I participated as an advisor on a spring break Habitat for Humanity trip to Goldsboro, North Carolina. The 15 students who chose to spend their break helping build houses, sleeping on a community center floor and eating a lot of peanut butter...
Washington County school officials are alarmed by the results of a 2012 substance abuse survey of 1,340 students from six county school districts, the Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting. The survey found that “nearly 21 percent of students...
Jan 20, 2003 — The State University of New York Board of Trustees has recommended that tuition be raised by 41 percent next year. The change could mean that tuition will increase to as much as $4800 a year at some four-year colleges and universities. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 12, 2002 — The state's business lobby says it's in favor of tuition increases for students at New York's public colleges. That stance has angered some students at the State University of New York. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2002 — The group that's suing the state over inequitable school-aid funding has now commissioned a study to find out just how much New York state should be spending on every school child in the state. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Nov 08, 2002 — School superintendents across the state are sending letters with their students' College applications, asking admissions officers to ignore a test result. Jody Tosti has more on the story. Go to full article
Oct 23, 2002 — Each year, people come from around the world to study the Adirondack Park. Environmentalists see this region's mix of wilderness and small communities as a model for conservation - especially in the developing world. Usually, these groups meet with scientists and park officials. But this month, a group called "Future Generations" has been meeting with shop owners and home makers and factory workers. Brian Mann spoke with Aditi Kaur, an activist visiting from India. Go to full article
Sep 18, 2002 — Education has become the pivotal issue in the New York state governor's race. Governor Pataki, a Republican, and his Democratic rival Carl McCall, have both launched new TV ads touting their support for education. Karen Dewitt takes a look at some of the candidate's stands on this issue. Go to full article
Sep 04, 2002 — As students return to college campuses, a nationwide group called Democracy Matters is trying to get students charged up about campaign finance reform. David Sommerstein talks with the group's director about how to hook students on reforming money in politics. Go to full article
Apr 15, 2002 — A survey of students at Plattsburgh State University has found that the school's freshmen tend to be liberal on issues that include marijuana use and gay rights. The study suggests that Plattsburgh students are more liberal than other college students nationwide. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article