mission of the annual Symposium is
to convene stakeholders in northern New
York to explore and ultimately enhance the
region's economic, environmental, and
The Annual Symposium is sponsored by
the Ellen C. Burt '42 Endowment
North Country Symposium News
Dr. Sipple to Give Keynote Speech
|Dr. John W. Sipple, Director of New York Center for Rural Schools, at Cornell University, will be the Keynote Speaker for this year’s North Country Symposium. The event will be held on April 15, 2013 at Eben Holden Hall and examine the crisis in public school education in the North Country.
Dr. Sipple joined Development Sociology in the summer of 2011 after 13 years in the Department of Education. He has focused his research interests on the responses of public school districts to changes in state and federal policy. Central to his work are issues of community and organizational change and how they relate to learning opportunities for students across racial, socioeconomic, and geographic lines. He teaches courses on the organizational, social, and political contexts of American education and school reform in light of community change.
The issues facing public education in Northern New York encompass politics, fiscal constraints, demographics and geography. Dr. Sipple, along with panel discussions and other speakers, will provide a forum for Symposium attendees to better understand the issues and identify strategies to meet our challenges.
The 11th Annual
North Country Symposium
"Education and the North Country's Future: Our Challenges and Opportunities"
The 2013 North Country Symposium was Monday, April 15th, 2013 at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Here are the Speakers’ PowerPoint presentations for those who missed this year’s event, or, for attendees who wanted to study the slides in more depth:
Background Reading for April 15th Symposium
Not only are the issues surrounding public education in Northern New York complicated, but events are unfolding rapidly. To assist potential attendees and others in learning more, North Country Symposium is partnering with North Country Public Radio to offer a “special page” of relevant stories. This is not a static page and will be updated with new stories as they become available - NCPR 2013 Symposium News
Thanks to all the folks at NCPR for this valuable resource.
More information and reports can be found at the following links: