Education

Pre K vs. GEA; Senator Betty Little says Remove the GEA First

Senator Betty Little says the 2.8 Billion Dollar Cut to Education in 2009 has created a growing problem.. Especially for school districts in the North Country that were more dependent on state aid than some of the bigger schools, say in Long Island which may not have felt the impact as much..  Now, she says,…

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Saranac Lake School Board Affirms Student Ranking Policy

An internal Policy Review at the Saranac Lake High School highlights the level of competitiveness at the top of the school’s Rankings..  High School Principal Josh Dann says his review of the policy follows a request by Bill Clucky.. A teacher in the high school, to look into how students are ranked their senior year..…

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K&J – Library Budget May Exceed Tax Cap

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The Saranac Lake Free Library is run by Pete Benson.. He is presenting the Library’s budget to the School Board as part of an ongoing bottom up review of the Shool’s budget and while the library budget is a separate line item and must also meet it’s own tax cap requirements, in the upcoming budget,…

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Three Members Leaving Lake Placid School Board

SCHOOL BOARD SEEKS INTERESTED CANDIDATES The Lake Placid Central School Board is looking for residents interested in participating in the school board elections on May 20th…  Three Board Members, Phil Baumbach, Herb Stoer and Jennifer Tufano have chosen not to run again.. The School Distric’s Clerk is Karan Angelopolous.. She explains that the Seat being vacated…

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Apple Award Recognizes Mark Farmer

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Athletic Director Mark Farmer has been selected to receive the New York State Athletics Administrators Association Apple Appreciation Award for Section VII.  He was Honored on March 14th at the AAA Conference in Saratoga Springs.  Individuals are selected for the award based on their service to the schools and communities in the areas of physical…

Suicide Prevention Panel at LPHS Today

Jay Asher, author of the York Times best-selling novel Thirteen Reasons Why, and The Future of Us (co-authored by Carolyn Mackler), is visiting Lake Placid Middle/High School on Thursday, March 20 to give a presentation to grades 8 through 12, meet with students, and participate in an evening panel event open to the community. Thirteen…

Education Forum Questions Common Core Testing

High Stakes Standardized Testing and the Effects of the Common Core Education Standards on Students, Teachers, and school administrators.. That’s the topic of an education forum in Plattsburgh Thursday Evening..  The weather didn’t put the damper on an education forum in Yokum Hall at SUNY Plattsburgh on Thursday Evening…   At issue, the question of high…

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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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K&J – Previewing Lake Placid High Schools “Willy Wonka – The Musical”

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Today in the K&J show, we find ourselves immersed in the classic 1964 fictional children’s novel by Roald Dahl called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.. In Lake Placid, Kim Weems is Directing a Musical version for the stage at the High School Auditorium this weekend… It’s called.. Willy Wonka The Musical..  and our look at…

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K&J – Removing the Funding Gap (Elimination Adjustment)

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Governor Cuomo’s Adirondack Winter Challenge brings notoriety to the North Country and on Sunday, as legislators from the southern parts of New York State Arrived at the Lake Placid Convention Center, another group was there to greet them.. Teachers… When it comes to the Gap Elimination Adjustment there are several issues.. One is that the…

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Lake Placid High School Congratulates Erin Weaver / David Knapik

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The Lake Placid High School announcea the Class of 2014 Valedictorian: Erin Weaver and the Salutatorian: David Knapik Valedictorian Erin Weaver, daughter of Tim and Kate Weaver of Lake Placid, NY, has been named Valedictorian of the Class of 2014. Erin, a member of the National Honor Society and High Honor Roll has pursued Advanced…

Lake Placid High School Students Recognized

The Artwork of two Students in Lake Placid is selected as part of the 24th statewide New York State art teachers association legislative art exhibit in Albany.. The exhibit was unveiled in the Legislative office buildings yesterday.. Lake Placid School Superintendent Roger Catania complimented the students and also suggested that he would like to expand the…

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K&J Show Encore – A Focus on Bullying

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In a recent K&J show during The Morning News we spoke with teachers and advisers in the Tupper Lake Central School District. The Link Below will take you to the audio of the program..  Bullying is, “a repeated oppression, psychological or physical, of a less powerful person by a more powerful person or group of persons.” Bullying…

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Two NCCC Students Receive Chancellor’s Excellence Award

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Dr. Steve Tyrell, North Country Community College President, has announced that NCCC students Epril Nossent and Melody Blackmore are recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. The award is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the State University of New York and recognizes those who have best demonstrated the integration of academic…

Erin Hynes to Chair the CCC Foundation Board

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The Clinton Community College Foundation welcomes Erin M. Hynes, a prominent local economic developer, as Chair of the Foundation Board of Directors for the next two years. The Foundation’s main goal is to raise private funds to provide Clinton Community College with the financial, academic, technological, and physical resources that are essential to great public…

Saranac Lake School Board Continues Budget Review

In addition to a formal review of the Budgets for Elementary School Programs, which drew a large audience to the School Board Meeting in Saranac Lake.. There’s the again the question of Geese on the playing fields… As with in past years, the file on chasing away Geese in the district is one of the…

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Assemblyman Dan Stec Puts Weight Behind APPLE Plan

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Assemblyman Dan Stec is putting his weight behind the APPLE Plan… It’s formally called The “Achieving Pupil Preparedness and Launching Excellence” Plan…  The Plan is a proposal presented by the minority in the Assembly which they suggest addresses critical issues in the areas of Curriculum, Teacher Supprt, Funding, Student Anxiety, Special Education, and Data Collection……

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Silver Speaks Out on UPK during Rally with NY Mayor DeBlasio

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is pushing Universal Pre-K and speaks out about the issue at an event on Tuesday in the Capital…. Speaker Silver was joined by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the rally.. During his speech he says they’ve fought so hard and so relentlessly to bring Universal Pre-K to the state…

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Governor / Legislature Failing to Provide Sound Education Funding

A New Report says there is substantial and compelling evidence of a failure by the Governor and Legislature to provide the resources necessary for all students to receive a “sound, basic education,”  The Report, A project of the Education Law Center shows results from 14 school districts across the state. It documents educational resource deficiencies…

Bridging The Gap Between NCCC and SLHS

North Country Community College Advanced Placement Courses or Bridge courses have been offered to area Schools now for many years but the Saranac Lake School Board is making the offering of these courses a priority. Maureen Sales is the Assistant Dean of Grants and funded programs at North Country Community College. She helps facilitate the relationship…

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