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Federal funds to save hundreds of teaching jobs

Millions of dollars are going to North Country colleges, including Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam, under the U.S. Department of Education's Student Support Service Program.

Clarkson University is reported to receive $1.3 million and SUNY Potsdam $1.4 million over the next five years.

Meanwhile the Education Jobs Fund, signed into law by President Obama, will provide $19 million to schools in the 23rd Congressional District, saving 262 teaching jobs, according to Congressman Bill Owens.

Services in that program include instruction in basic study skills; tutorial services; academic counseling; assistance in securing financial aid or admission in four-year institutions or graduate programs; guidance on career options; mentoring and special services for students with limited English proficiency; and grant aid.


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