Education

Save A Life Tour Arrives Friday at Lake Placid High School

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This week is Arrive Alive Week at Lake Placid High School.  The week highlights the negatives of drunk driving leading up to the Lake Placid High School prom. This year a major focus will be the Save A Life Tour on Friday, May 8th. The Save A Life Tour is a comprehensive high impact safe…

Safe Routes to Schools Kicks off Walk to School Challenge

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The Franklin County Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Team kicks off the first day of the 2015 Walk + Bike to School Challenge today.  May 6th is National Bike to School Day, however the SR2S Team is dedicating the entire month of May as Bike + Walk to School Month at Petrova Elementary School. The…

K&J – Relay Highlights Value of SUNY Plattsburgh Students

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Today on the K&*J Show we have a story about 55 students who came together to raise close to $55,000 for the American Cancer Society. The event is in it’s 10th year and represents the culmination of the efforts of an executive committee made up entirely of SUNY Plattsburgh Students, and 9 different committees, all…

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CCC Criminal Justice Club Hosts Kari Lynn Nixon Forum

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The Clinton Community College Criminal Justice Club will be hosting a Justice Forum next Monday highlighting the Kari Lynn Nixon case, a long-time mystery for the region. The Forum will take place on May 4th from 12:00 to 1:15PM, in room 105 of the College’s Moore Academic and Administrative Building. The event is free and…

SUNY Plattsburgh Relay for Life – Tonight at 6pm

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There are close to 1,000 participants and 56 teams are registered… At 6pm tonight they’ll begin a 12 hour walk in the Field House for the American Cancer Society…   The SUNY PLATTSBURGH Relay for life has become a tradition in April and one of this year’s Chairs is Gabby Blasko…The campus RELAY is now in…

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NYSUT Applauds Proposed Evaluation Plan Extention

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Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch says the State Education Department is extending the deadline for school districts to submit new teacher evaluation plans…   The new deadline will be September of 2016…    New York State Teachers Union President Karen Magee says this is a “responsible step” toward acknowledging the need for more time..   Magee says “The teacher…

Saranac Lake High School “FREE” Club Donates Blankets

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There’s a group at the Saranac Lake High School who call themselves “FREE” Friends Respecting Everyone Equally. On Wednesday afternoon, the group gathered to present Child Protective Services several decorative blankets designed to hopefully bring some comfort to victims of abuse.. Members of the club used special ink and paint to create the decorative blankets.…

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SUNY Community Recognized for Leadership and Service

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SUNY Plattsburgh Students are recognized Tuesday at ceremony for leadership and service..  The ceremony itself is an annual tradition which highlights the relationships that can be built by students as they become part of the community.. For 35 years every April, has honored students and organizations on campus for their leadership and service in the…

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SUNY Students Highlight Ted K Million Can Effort for Earth Day

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Today is Earth Day and in Clinton County to recognize the importance of recycling, students in Plattsburgh are pushing an effort to have residents donate one million cans to benefit the Ted K Center. Based on the Student’s research, the greater Plattsburgh region will typically return about 1.4 million cans in a month…  The real issue..…

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NYSUT calls on Regents to hold public hearings

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New York State United Teachers today called on members of the Board of Regents to hold public hearings in their regions to solicit input as they begin developing regulations to implement the governor’s complicated new teacher/principal evaluation law. Based on the rushed and trouble-filled implementation of the Common Core, NYSUT President Karen E. Magee said…

SUNY Baseball hosts “Be The Match” Event

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The SUNY Plattsburgh men’s baseball team will host  the fourth annual Brian Mehan Be the Match bone marrow drive April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center. The event honors the life of former teammate Brian Mehan, who lost his battle with cancer in 2008. The drive…

K&J – Beekmantown School’s Proposed Budget

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Today on the K&J show, we spent Tuesday evening in the Cumberland Head Elementary School Library and Media Center with the Beekmantown School Board for a presentation of the administration’s proposed budget..  It was good timing for the presentation of the budget again because as part of the $39 point 9 Million Dollar Budget, Administrators had…

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Job Fair Highlights Local Businesses Need for Qualified Candidate

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Last week we spent some time talking about affordability for students in higher education and that was followed up with a look at all of the financial implications of getting a good education these days and then in a competitive job market.. Converting that education into a solid career that will allow a graduating college…

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State Testing Begins Tuesday

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New York State’s Standardized Assessment Testing for grades three through eight begins tomorrow across the state.. In anticipation of parents choosing to have their children opt out of taking the tests.. Saranac Lake Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden held an informational meeting with parents to discuss the implications on Thursday last week. VanWeelden was joined by…

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K&J – Daisy Jopling’s “String Pulse Experience” at LPCA Sunday

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Today on the K&J show, we’re in Lake Placid with Daisy Jopling.. She’s a classical and rock violinist whose performed on stages worldwide including London’s Royal Albert Hall, and here in New York at Carnegie Hall along with stages in China, Austria… Daisy has composed music for various ensembles which has been performed in major…

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Entrepreneurship Programs at SUNY Plattsburgh

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Our Look at Education today, with the help of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik… Brings us to that well known question of affordability and a focus for institutions on where students will be heading after they graduate…  One student at SUNY Plattsburgh is very focused on this issue..  Kevin Clayton is the President of the SUNY Plattsburgh…

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Stefanik visits Clinton Community College

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik shifted her focus from Veterans issues to Education as she toured local schools and colleges in Clinton County on Thursday..  Early in the day she stopped at Beakmantown and then to CV Tec and from there in the afternoon, we caught up with her at Clinton Community College, where she met briefly…

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Saranac Lake Middle School Principal Discusses State Tests

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Students from Grades 3 through 8 are headed shortly into Standardized Assessment testing for English Language Arts and for Math.. On Thursday Saranac Lake’s Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden met with parents to discuss the question of having their children opt out of the tests.. We had an opportunity to speak with Mr VanWeelden just…

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Lake Placid School Board Sets Strategic Plan

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The Lake Placid Central School Board will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday April 21st at 6:30pm to discuss their Strategic Plan for the district. At their meeting yesterday the board was presented with a draft of the plan.. Each goal provides an overall strategic initiative and is followed by a set of action…

SUNY Plattsburgh Part of New Adirondack Collaboration

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It’s a natural fit: Dr. Eric Leibensperger of SUNY Plattsburgh, Dr. Huiting Mao of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Dr. James Schwab of the University at Albany live within a couple hundred miles of one another, with the Adirondacks roughly in the middle. And each conducts research on regional atmospheric chemistry and…