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041015 - Kevin Clayton SUNY Student Association President - THUMB

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…

A Letter to Parents from SLCSD Superintendent Diane Fox

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The Saranac Lake Central School District, after considering the implications of a policy designed to accommodate students in grades three through eight whose parents decide to have them opt out of testing have sent a letter home to parents explaining the policy..  The letter says “The district is receiving many questions about whether or not…

Chancellor’s Awards for Students at CCC / NCCC

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Two Clinton Students Receive Chancellor’s Awards Plattsburgh, New York – Two Clinton Community College students, Brielle Cerne and Mary-Ali Taft, have been selected to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recognizes students from throughout SUNY who have demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas…

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”

Karen Magee - NYSUT President - THUMB

 “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

031915 - Saranac Lake School Board - Diane Fox - THUMB

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…