Education

Information Meeting Thursday at Saranac Lake Middle School

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Even after two weeks of Vacation… There’s no school today in Saranac Lake…  It’s actually a snow day If I recall correctly.. The New York State Assessment Tests are approaching quickly and Middle School Principle Bruce Van Weelden tells us there will be an informational session regarding state testing on Thursday this week…  April ninth…

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K&J – Community Congratulates SUNY Women’s Hockey

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The Plattsburgh State Women’s Hockey Team was recognized Thursday Night for their back to back national championships They finished their season with a record of 26-2-2…  Today gives us an opportunity to look back one more time at a very successful season for the SUNY Plattsburgh Women’s Hockey Program… Danielle Blanchard, the Assistant Women’s Hockey…

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Dr. Rowena Ortiz-Walters Selected as Dean of School of Business and Economics

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SUNY Plattsburgh has chosen a new Dean for their School of Business and Economics..  and she comes from his current post as chair of management in the School of Business and Engineering at Quinnipiac University .. Dr. Rowena Ortiz-Walters, a professor of management in Conncecticut accepted the position on Monday with the intent of being…

NYSUT ; “Assembly Helps to Mitigate Cuomo’s Education Agenda”

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 “The Legislature, led by the Assembly, mitigated some of the worst elements of Gov. Cuomo’s toxic agenda after parents and teachers stood up to his bullying,” said NYSUT President Karen E. Magee. “School aid for our kids is moving forward and public schools and colleges will get much-needed state increases. However, while Gov. Cuomo’s attempt…

State’s Budget Includes Logger Training at Paul Smiths

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Senator Betty Little Monday said the state budget will include funding to establish a logger training program at Paul Smith’s College.  Little proposed the new program in response to concerns from paper and pulp mills and other wood product manufacturers about a logger labor shortage in New York. “Sustainable forestry supports jobs, contributes millions of…

K&J – North Country Education Alliance Talks 3-8 Testing

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The North Country Alliance for Public Education consists of parents, families, teachers, administrators, and others concerned with what is happening in our schools. The group represents different schools, districts, and points of view, but have found strength and community coming together. They have four goals: to reach across district lines; to make connections with communities concerned about…

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Beekmantown School Board; “PILOTs are Hurting School Budgets”

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The Beekmantown School Board is asking the Clinton County Legislature, The Development Corporation and the Town of Plattsburgh for a moratorium on adding new PILOT agreements within the Beekmantown School District. The Board in their resolution says they are opposed to any agreement that allows Payments in Lieu of Taxes that result in a reduction…

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Canada’s Counsul General Delivers Address at SUNY

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John F. Prato, consul general of Canada in New York, will deliver the Distinguished Canadian Address  Tuesday, March 24, at the Valcour Educational Conference Center, Route 9, Valcour. The Distinguished Canadian Address, sponsored by The Development Corporation in partnership SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for the Study of Canada, recognizes select individuals who have made a profoundly…

Mayor Recognizes NCCC Women’s B’ball Coach Jerrad Dumont

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau and the VIllage Board recognized NCCC women’s basketball coach Jerrad Dumont for becoming the NCJAA coach of the year..  Mayor Rabideau says there came a time when Jerrad chose character building over the win / loss record.. “There came a time at the playoffs when he chose what’s best about all…

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Foreign Language Fund Awards $32,000 to 17 Classrooms

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The Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund (AFLEF) at Adirondack Foundation recently awarded more than $32,000 in grants to French and Spanish classrooms across the region. This year’s grant awards represent a big investment in technology for foreign language classrooms. Of the $32,030 in grants awarded, nearly $25,000 went to projects that improve and enhance a…

School Letter Outlines Assessment Testing Policy

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The Saranac Lake School District may be on vacation, but when students return from their break in two weeks, parents with students in grades three through eight will have a clear policy laid out for them should they wish to remove their children from the assessment tests.. Superintendent Diane Fox says they’ve had a large…

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Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong Hopes to Support Local Schools with GEA Resolution

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Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong is hoping to support local school districts in the North Country by urging governor Cuomo and the Legislature to Eliminate the Gap Elimination Adjustment..   Armstrong has submitted a resolution that if passed by the City Council would express it’s opposition to the education portion of the 2015 budget and the Gap Elimination…

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Adirondack Foundation offering $113,000 in scholarship grants

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Adirondack Foundation is offering $113,000 in scholarship opportunities this year to students and families seeking financial aid for higher education. A limited number of scholarships are available for current college students; the majority of scholarships are for high school graduating seniors. The deadline for most applications is April 15. “These scholarships were created by generous…

Strand’s Annual High Student Exhibition Opens Friday

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The Strand Center for the Arts opens its Annual High School & Middle School Exhibition in the Strand Center for the Arts Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh. The opening reception for this exhibition will be held March 20th, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on view from March 20th…

K&J – Plattsburgh High School Drama Club Presents “Grease”

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The Plattsburgh High School Drama Club puts the final touches on their presentation of the musical Grease which opens Friday, March 20th at the High School’s auditorium. According to the casting directors here are about 90 students participating in the show on many different levels and we’ll speak with many of them in this K&J…

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School Board Re-Affirms Split Vacations

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board is sticking to their guns following a request by several members of the audience to re-open the debate following the boards decision at their last meeting to convert the vacation dates from the consecutive two weeks in the Spring each year to one vacation week in February and one…

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NYSUT says New Yorkers Trust their Teachers

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A new Quinnipiac University poll clearly shows that New Yorkers value their public schools and trust teachers and their unions to do what’s right for students, rejecting by wide margins Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s false narrative about public education and condemning his corporate-backed “reforms. That’s According to the New York United Teachers Union. According to the poll,…

K&J – Discussing the Impact of Albany’s Education Policy on Teachers

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Today on the K&J show we’re listening in on a conversation about education. A local group called Voters For Change hosted a forum on Tuesday Night at Blue Seed Studios in Saranac Lake.. The event focused on the impact to local educators of statewide policies on education… “Any member of our group can develop a…

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K&J – Little, Duprey Join Legislative Breakfast – Focus on Education

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In some cases there are more than one or two sides to a discussion…. Which is probably why it’s difficult to get things done.. but it seems as though every year the legislature and the governor are able to find some common ground in the budgeting process..   For Senator Betty Little and Assemblywoman Janet Duprey..…

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4 New Regents Voted In at Top Levels of “State Education”

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There’s going to be some changes on the Board of Regents in New York State… That’s because the legislature voted to replace four members of the State’s Regents… One of those replaced is James Dawson who represented the North Country for 22 years on the board of Regents..  The Press’s Ashleigh Livingston first tweeted about…