Education

Alliance Opposes Charter Schools

The Alliance for Quality Education, local school superintendents and leaders of the state’s major community organizations issued the following statement in response  to Gov. Cuomo’s vow to break the public schools “public monopolies” and replace them with more privately-run charter schools. “Gov. Cuomo has laid clear plans to expand his frontal assault on our public…

Smart Schools Bond Referendum on Ballot Nov 4th

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today received the final report from the Smart Schools Commission, an advisory board established by the Governor to gather information on strategies for how schools can most effectively invest proceeds from the proposed $2 billion Smart Schools Bond. The Commission’s findings focus on expanding robust broadband and wireless connectivity for schools…

Sound of Heart Monitor Identified as Culprit in SUNY’s Mailbox Scare – Angel College Center Re-opens

The Angel College Center at SUNY Plattsburgh is back to business as usual this afternoon..  Earlier today, however, a sound coming from a nearby mailbox caused some alarm.. At about 9am a student affairs staff member originally reported the strange sound to University Police On Campus…   Ken Knelly, is the Executive Director, Marketing and Communications…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Art Club’s Haunted School

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It’s looking like the weather is going to be just about perfect for the Saranac Lake High School Art Club and their popular Haunted School tonight.. Through the week we’ve been featuring students from the Art Club and some of the their current projects.. And today on the K&J show our conversation continues.. We’ll talk…

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Art Club Haunts the School This Friday

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Last week we began to preview a Very Popular event at the Saranac Lake High School.. The Saranac Lake High School Art Club is again holding their Annual “Haunted School,” and this week in addition to an upcoming K&J show, we’re also going to be featuring students from the art club and some of the…

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Student Volunteers Available to Assist Elders

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is facilitating work with Aging in Place Task Forces in each of the Tri-Lakes Communities to help our communities become more aging-friendly. The Task Forces are collaborating with community service programs at Lake Placid Central School, Northwood School, Saranac Lake Central School and Tupper Lake Junior/Senior High School.  As part…

Lake Placid School Board Plans to Fill Open Seat

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The Lake Placid Central School District Board of Education is losing one of it’s most recently elected board members…  Elected in May, Board member Enzo Villani is vactating his seat on the board effective December 1st. Villani will be taking a new position outside of the region. The School Board has decided to appoint a…

Community Forum Looks at Standardized Testing in Public Education

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A Community Forum is held Thursday evening at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Yokum Hall.. The Forum.. for teachers, administrators, students and the community.. Doug Selwyn is part of the North Country Alliance for Public Education, He’s also a professor at SUNY Plattsburgh.. The forum began with a film called Standardized Lies Money and Civil Rights.. Before the forum…

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Historic Saranac Lake Recipient of AARCH Heritage Award

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Historic Saranac Lake is the latest recipient of the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Award.. The award was granted for the restoration of the Saranac Lake Laboratory as a museum, community space, and organization offices. Historic Saranac Lake’s Executive Director Amy Catania says  “Many community members have put in a lot of hard work on the restoration…

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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