Education

K&J – Esther Arlan talks about Education in New York State

The New York Education Reform Commission holds a public hearing here in Lake Placid and they’re plans are to hold a dozen of this type of meeting designed to gather information and comment from local educators and stakeholders on the system of education in New York. The 20 member Commission was recently appointed by Governor…

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Move in Day at SUNY Plattsburgh

SUNY Plattsburgh Welcomes Most Diverse Freshman Class in History PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.  (Aug. 24, 2012) — SUNY Plattsburgh has met and exceeded its enrollment goals for the 2012-2013 academic year. In fact, for the seventh year in a row, the college has had so many applicants that it had to turn away more than half, accepting…

Administrators Sharing Health Insurance Costs at Saranac Lake School

Saranac Lake Central School District Superintendent Gerald Goldman and the school’s business manager Dan Bower sign a memorandum of understanding where over the next three years where administrators will contribute a significant portion of their health insurance costs..  School Board Member Lisa Paschke says with the fiscal outlook right now, healthcare has been at the…

Saranac Lake School Board hears from Principals

The mission of the Brushton-Moira Shared Decision-Making Teams is to foster a united community working cooperatively for the intellectual, physical and personal development of all of our students so that they will become responsible, caring citizens prepared to meet future challenges. The St Regis school board superintendent retired in 2010, and the school board took…

SUNY Plattsburgh appoints new Library Dean

Library Information Services Appoints New Dean  PLATTSBURGH (Aug. 21, 2012) —SUNY Plattsburgh has appointed Holly Heller-Ross dean of Library and Information Services.  Heller-Ross has served in the role on an interim basis since January, when former dean Cerise Oberman stepped down. LIS is one of four academic divisions at the college. It oversees Feinberg Library,…

NCCC offers Swimming Lessons

NCCC TO OFFER RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS North CountryCommunity Collegeis pleased to announce that registration is open for American Red Cross Swim Lessons.  The College will offer three eight week courses that will begin September 8 and extend until November 3.  Please see below for a complete description of class offerings, times, and fees. 9:00…

Overperfection at SUNY Plattsburgh

Bloom Scholarship Recipient Makes Most of SUNY Plattsburgh Experience – Erin Burdick is a self-described former over-perfectionist.  She didn’t just strive for perfection. She expected perfection. “My self esteem was dependent on external factors, making me put forth as much effort as I could to ensure that I didn’t make a mistake,” she writes in…

ADK MUSEUM HONORS

Harold K. Hochschild Award Presented at Adirondack Museum Gala Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. – The Board of Trustees of the Adirondack Museum formally presented the Harold K. Hochschild Award to John and Margot Ernst at the annual Gala Benefit on July 28, 2012. The Harold K. Hochschild Award is dedicated to the memory of the…

K&J Show – Sharing Superintendents

Lake Placid and Saranac Lake are in a unique situation which may not be available to them again. The fact that both Lake Placid’s Superintendent Randy Richards and Saranac Lake Superintendent Gerald Goldman are leaving after the end of the 2012-2013 school year means the school boards have an opportunity to consider the option of…

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EDUCATION COMMISSION REGIONAL MEETINGS

Before Back-to-School, Some Back-Talk to School Reformers Mark Scheerer SYRACUSE, N.Y. – As it continues a series of regional meetings, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Education Reform Commission pulls into Syracuse today. The body, put together to study how to improve New York’s public schools in difficult economic times, will gather input from parents, teachers and other…

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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