Education

K&J – Touring the Plattsburgh Public Library

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The Sunset of Support for Windows XP is April 8th, 2014 and one of the entities affected by the software company’s choice to discontinue the updates is the Plattsburgh Public Library which is where we find ourselves today in the K&J Show.. We’re speaking with the library’s Director Anne de la Chapelle about the computer room…

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School Budget – Public Comment

A WNBZ Online EXTRA – with 140 residents in the audience at the Petrova Library, there was no way to put all of the 38 minutes of commentary into a K&J program so we chose a few members of the audience who seemed to reflect the overall goal for most of the speakers. In this…

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Superintendent Fox; “We Should Stay Under the Tax Cap”

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The Library at Petrova Elementary School in Saranac Lake is designed to handle 20 or 30 Middle School or Elementary School students at a time, which is why the 140 people who filled the library over capacity at Wednesday’s meeting of the School Board made a statement all in itself.. Business Manager Dan Bower says the…

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SUNY Plattsburgh Seniors Honored with Chancellor’s Award

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SUNY Plattsburgh seniors Maura Danehey, Rebecca Robbins, Nikki Schiebel and Kym Taylor have been selected as recipients of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Presented by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher today in Albany, the award was created 16 years ago to recognize those students who have best demonstrated the integration…

SUNY – Free Enterprise Marathon Winners

SUNY Plattsburgh has announced the winners of the second annual Free Enterprise Marathon in the Angell College Center, which took place March 7. In addition to SUNY Plattsburgh, the marathon involved student participants from Clarkson University, SUNY Canton, University of Vermont, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Adirondack, Norwich University, Clinton Community College, St. Michael’s College and Southern…

Adirondack Consortium Student Symposium Judging is April 14th

All submissions are in for this year’s Adirondack Research Consortium’s Student Symposium and they are inviting the public to see what they’ve been working on. Students from around the North Country were asked to compose a research paper or poster abstract submission regarding current Adirondack related research on their choice of science, social sciences, economics and…

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State’s Budget On Time 4 Years in a Row

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After several weeks of negotiations to reconcile budget proposals from Governor Cuomo, the Senate, and the Assembly, The Legislature has passed another on time budget for New York State…  On Education Spending, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey says she would have preferred a larger sum for State Education Funding… Senator Betty Little says her push was for…

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State Budget – Good and Bad News for Schools

The Alliance for Quality Education Released a statement on the new State Budget…  Billy Easton is Executive Director; “The enacted budget contains a mix of good and bad news for public school students across New York State. The budget provides a $1.1 billion increase in aid to public schools – at least $400 million more…

Careers in Health Care

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Students like Gabriels resident Andrew James are well on their way of realizing the dream of a healthcare career, thanks to a scholarship program offered by the Adirondack Health Foundation. The Foundation awards up to three $3,500 scholarships annually to traditional or non-traditional students from the northern Adirondacks and Tri-Lakes region who have been accepted…

Equalizing Saranac Lake’s School District Attendence

School Boards across the North Country are awaiting the final answers from Albany, State Education, and the Governor as to where the State’s Aid figures will fall into place… The Budget Proposals in Saranac Lake include reductions in teacher levels, but also may include some changes to where elementary students attend classes.. “The two schools…

K&J – The Drowsy Chaperone

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Saranac Lake High School’s Presentation of The Drowsy Chaperon Opens Tomorrow with encore presentations Friday night and Saturday Night this week at 7 in the High School Auditorium..  and today on the K&J show, we’ll have a preview of the show and speak with Director Matt Sorensen along with many of the principals about their…

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Superintendent’s Budget Proposal Includes Teacher Reductions

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Unless the State aid in this year’s proposed budget is changed before April 1st, School Districts across the North Country are going to have difficult decisions to make before their budgets must be adopted and presented for approval to the local communities…  And unfortunately, it appears everything must be on the table, including reductions in…

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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 – 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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