Education

School Board Seeks Community Support to Remove Gap Elimination Adjustment

School boards across the North Country are heading to Albany in a few weeks to advocate for more school funding in the state budget… This year, more than any other it seems… Everyone is asking for the same thing…  Removal of the Gap Elimination Adjustment… In SaranacLake, the school board is receiving unanimous support from…

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K&J – Part Two – Assemblywoman Janet Duprey

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Today on the K&J show, Part two of our discussion with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey who recently announced her plans to run again in the fall for another term in the House.. And our conversation continues in part two of the K&J show with a focus on education.. In part two of the discussion we focus…

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Students are the Bottom Line!

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Lake Placid Central School Superintendent Roger Catania says when it comes to the fights in Albany over Education Policy.. It’s important to remember that the kids are the bottom line for Local School Districts.. Catania says the New York State Board of Regents has been re-evaluating some of their decisions about implementing the state’s education…

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Pre-K Debate Rages on In Albany

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There is a huge debate going on in Albany regarding the State’s new Pre-K and Afterschool Program and how it’s funding should be disbursed.   The State Education Commissioner estimates it will take $1.6 billion annually to implement pre-K statewide. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s has proposed to use a budgeted 75 million in funding for the pre-K…

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Analyzing Broadband in Franklin County

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Town of Franklin Supervisor Art Wilman and Harrietstown Supervisor Bob Bevilacqua are reaching out to property owners in their Towns and asking them to to take part in a brief survey evaluating internet service over the next month.  FranklinCounty legislator Barb Rice says “The goal of the survey is to collect data to support a…

Clarkson Studying Residential Wood Pellet Heat in Saranac Lake

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$3 million has been awarded to 18 research institutions, technology developers and biomass-fuel businesses to encourage the growth of high-efficiency, low-emission wood-fired heating equipment. These projects support…..

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NCCC President Shares Student Development Assessment Expertise

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Dr. Steve Tyrell, North Country Community College President, served on a November 15 Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) panel to discuss “Linking Institutional Assessment to Student Learning” at SUNY Adirondack. The regional event was co-sponsored by SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Plattsburgh, and focused on different components of institutional effectiveness, including the assessment of the…

Empire State Winter Games – Torch Run

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Opening Ceremonies for the Empire State Winter Games are tonight in the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.. and The Official Winter Games Torch began it’s journey in Tupper Lake on Wednesday with a sendoff from every student in the Tupper Lake Central School District…  Russ Bartlet is the Athletic…

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A Snowy Beginning to the Torch Run – This Morning in Tupper Lake

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With the Empire State Winter Games only a day away, The Official Torch will make it’s way from Tupper Lake through Saranac Lake and then into the Community of Lake Placid for the Opening Ceremonies of the Games which will be held in the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena at the Olympic Center.. Michel Clement is…

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An Olympic Sendoff in Saranac Lake

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The local community poured into the Harrietstown Town Hall Monday Night to show their community spirit and support for the 7 local Olympic Athletes competing in the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Village Trustee Tom Catillaz is one of the local representatives on hand for the event.. The Town Hall is filled to capacity on level…

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An Active Music Department at Saranac Lake High School

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When it comes to community activities there’s usually one organization that’s involved in one way or another and that was the case at the Winter Carnival Coronation in Saranac Lake, which is where the Saranac Lake High School Jazz Band provided the background music for the event as well as a short concert presentation… Keith…

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Winter Carnival Library Book Sale Begins Thursday

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival provides an opportunity for many organizations to hold regular events as part of their annual fund raising efforts. The Saranac Lake Free Library has been taking advantage of the Winter Carnival routine in Saranac Lake for more than 20 years. Peter Benson is the Library’s Director, he says the library…

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Petrova Winter Carnival

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The Petrova Winter Carnival is sponsored every year by the Petrova Parents Club – Zoe Smith is the President of the club and to coin a phrase this year’s event turned out to be a cake walk..The event itself takes place at Petrova Elementary School every year in the Gym and in the Elementary Cafeteria..…

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K&J – PLATTSBURGH HIGH SCHOOL’S VOCAL ENSEMBLE WINS

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The Band Foreigner is playing to a sold out crowd at the Flynn Center in Burlington February 16th but one High School Chorus will have the opportunity to sing with the band… live on stage…  When the Voting ended at 4pm earlier today Plattsburgh High’s Select Vocal Ensemble was in the lead over Essex high…

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A Direct Route from NCCC to SUNY Canton

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North Country Community College finalizes a transfer articulation agreement with SUNY Canton. N triple C President Dr Steven Tyrell says this agreement will make it easier for graduates of the Nursing programs at North Country to transfer to the Nursing programs at SUNY Canton, and then for those students to graduate with a baccalaureate degree..…

NYSASB Study Outlines Declining Stability for High Needs Schools

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A new study from the New York State Association of School Business Officials says “New York State school districts have lost ten percent of their professional staff since the start of the Great Recession, and more than a third of school districts have experienced declining fund balances,” That’s the word from the Association’s Executive Director…

Mentoring in Saranac Lake

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There’s a Mentoring program in Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake which is designed to connect at risk students with kind and caring adult volunteers from the community in the local schools.. and right now, it has a new program director, Meghan Samolis is reaching out to these communities for additional participation..Meghan spoke the village board…

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“Board Docs” comes to Lake Placid School Board

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Lake Placid Central School District administrators are using a new online resource called “Board Docs”…. It’s a paperless meeting system for the board of education which includes all of the necessary documents online in one convenient searchable database..  The School’s Clerk, Karen Angelopolis says it’s going to save a lot of time, money, and it…

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Owens Announces Congressional STEM Competition

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 Representative Bill Owens announced he’s hosting a Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Competition for high school students from New York’s 21st Congressional District.  “Students who can master the STEM subjects will earn great jobs and lead the nation’s next period of economic growth,” Representative Bill Owens said. “I encourage young people to participate…

K&J – Saranac Lake School Board Begins Public Budget Review

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The Saranac Lake Central School has begun an extensive review of their budget for next year.. The School Board and Superintendent Diane Fox have agreed to take a very careful and specific look at every aspect of the budget and where it begins.  ”Music and Sports are the two big items that are usually at…

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