Education

Clarkson President “Extraordinary Broadband Leader”

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has been named a New York State Extraordinary Broadband Leader. He was recognized this summer by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Broadband Program Office Director David Salway for his efforts to help expand broadband in New York State and his extraordinary broadband leadership. “On behalf…

Lake Placid Library Names Pedu Provisional Director

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The Lake Placid Public Library Board of Trustees has named Bambi Pedu to be the institution’s new, provisional director. A native of Lake Placid, Mrs. Pedu says she has a fond attachment to the library beginning as a child.  “I  brought my daughter to story hour with Linda Blair here when she was little, and she…

Kids Station Groundbreaking at Transportation Museum

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The old becomes new Thursday at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum..  “Today we are breaking ground on a new building that is an old building that is being renovated through a grant from the Department of Transportation.”  Said Bruce Carlin, President of the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum Board. “It is going to be dedicated to…

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CCC Named “Military Friendly”

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For the fifth consecutive year, Clinton Community College has landed a spot on Victory Media’s annual Military Friendly Schools list. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their…

INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY (Sept 21st)

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For the last five years students at the Middle School in Saranac Lake have been recognizing International Peace Day on the 21st of September with a special picture taken of all of them gathered together on the fields at Petrova to make a symbol. The symbols have included this year’s Ying Yan, a heart, the…

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Homecoming Weekend in Saranac Lake

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It’s homecoming weekend at the Saranac Lake Central High School. On Friday afternoon, students gathered in the gym for an event that has become a tradition.. Principal Josh Dan says they’ve been celebrating Homecoming through the entire week and the Pep Rally on Friday afternoon is the culmination leading into the weekend and Football vs Saranac…

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Manufacturing Takes a Big Step Forward at Clinton Community College

Clinton Community College (Clinton) will receive $12.7 Million in state funding as part of the SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program. Funding will be used to construct an advanced manufacturing institute (AMI) on Clinton’s main campus. The AMI will link Clinton Community College and SUNY Plattsburgh with Clarkson University, creating a system to support the economic…

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Task Force Groups Present Ideas to Lake Placid School Board

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If there’s one word in the Lake Placid Central School District to define recommendations by the strategic planning task force groups that have been meeting through the summer..  It’s Technology..   In two words.. Incorporating Technology..   “The project actually began last December, with phase one.” Commented Mary Dietrich, President of the Lake Placid Central School Board…

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Northwood Board Chooses Next Headmaster

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Northwood School has chosen its next Head of School, to succeed current head Edward Good, who will retire June 30, 2015. The school’s new leader will be Michael Maher, former head of Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA. “We’re thrilled that Mike Maher will be joining the Northwood community,” said Tom Woodman ’73, Chairman of the Northwood…

K&J – Clinton Community College Marks the Battle of Plattsburgh Bi-Centennial

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Today is September 11th.. and while we take time to remember those who died in the 9-11 terror attacks 13 years ago, we’re also looking back at September 11th, 1814.. Which marks the 200th Anniversary of The Battle of Plattsburgh… The Battle which ended the final invasion of the northern states during the War of…

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K&J – Future Business Leaders at Peru Central Meet Congressman Bill Owens

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Congressman Bill Owens was in Peru on Thursday afternoon. He met with about 20 students, all of whom were part of the Future Business Leaders of America at the Peru Central Junior / Senior High School. They spent about a half hour talking about the relationship between the United States and Canada, and talked to…

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Back to School for Saranac Lake Students

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It’s back to school for students in the Saranac Lake Central School District today… and for the administration’s perspective we caught up on Wednesday with High School Principal Josh Dann… “This is what we live for,” He said, “We’re in education to be around kids and without kids it’s pretty boring. The teachers are excited,…

"Prepackaged" Common Core standards leave lawmakers grumbling

Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer’s remorse. The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, with state Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, saying it’s kind of…

Autopsy Confirms Drowning in Paul Smith’s Student Death

On August 27, 2014, Dr. C. Francis Varga performed an autopsy on the body of Nicolas G. Pendl at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Dr. Varga determined the cause of death to be asphyxiation due to fresh water drowning which was precipitated by a seizure. Pendl had a known, preexisting seizure disorder. Franklin County Coroner…

SUNY : Move In Weekend

New and returning students arrive in Plattsburgh this weekend to settle in for another school year at SUNY Plattsburgh..  This weekend Rugar Street will be closed to thru traffic to accommodate the influx of students and we asked Plattsburgh Councilwoman Becky Kasper for her perspective on this annual event… Doctor Kasper is the Director of…

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SLCSD’s “RTI” Plan

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It’s time once again for teachers to begin thinking about the A.P.P.R. but luckily for students they don’t have to worry about the S.A.T.s until later in DEC (December) No, not the agency like the A.P.A. They help with the P.U.D.D. and keep an eye on the A.C.R., but not with the R.T.T.T. from the S.E.D. whose…

Universal Pre-K4 Comes to Lake Placid / 3 Slots Remain Open in Bloomingdale

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The Lake Placid Central School District announced on Wednesday that the district has been awarded a Universal Full-Day Pre-K 4 grant for the 2014-15 school year. The award is one of 81 grants to school districts and community organizations statewide. The program is a collaborative effort between LPCSD and St. Agnes Elementary School. It will…

NCCC to Benefit from Sen. Schumer focus on Local Veterans

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30 SUNY Community Colleges – Including North Country Community College – Are Applying For $15 Million In Funding From Fed Dept. of Labor to Establish System-Wide Program To Train Veterans & Those Who Have Been Laid Off In Electrical, Mechanical, Computer and Industrial Engineering – Program Would Help Many Who Are Out Of Work Get…

LITERACY ON THE K&J SHOW

The Saranac Lake Central School Board hears new results from the Elementary Literacy Programs run by Diana LeBlanc.  They take great pride in providing the staff and students with best practices in education. Early literacy skills focus on the five big ideas in reading: including Phonemic Awareness, Phonic Instruction, Vocabulary, Fluency and Comprehension. AUDIO – 081012…

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K&J – SUNY Students Highlight Ted K. Community Center

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The Music you’re hearing in the background of this K&J show is from a special video made by Students at Plattsburgh State University about the Ted K Center – A center for youth which provides educational, social and recreational services to youth and families residing in the Plattsburgh Housing Authority Developments…  Five of these Students…

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