Feb 24, 2014 — Twenty percent of North Country children live in poverty. That means that in winter, a lot kids have to deal with hunger and cold. Then, when they go to school, it's hard to learn. Schools in districts like Canton Central, where more than one in three students qualifies for free and reduced lunch, have to pick up the pieces with food and warm clothes.
Canton administrators say they're doing what they can, with help from students. Go to full article
Jan 30, 2014 — School districts across the state are being pressured to consolidate or share services. If you live in Canton or Potsdam, you've probably heard the rumblings about a possible merger of the two school districts. But where are the schools in the process? And how will the decision to merge ultimately be made? Go to full article
Jan 13, 2014 — Canton and Potsdam school districts are considering a merger. The idea is to save money and offer more opportunities to students.
A 28-person committee of administrators, teachers and students and a Buffalo-based consulting firm are studying how it could work, and what the pay-offs would be. They're on a short deadline, with a recommendation due in the late spring. Then the two communities will vote. Go to full article
Jan 10, 2014 — When the state Comptroller audited Canton Central School District recently, auditors found what school officials already know too well: the district can't rely on its... Go to full article
Dec 18, 2013 — Canton first graders are having fun before the holidays making gingerbread houses. There's a trick: they use a milk carton for the base and plaster it with graham crackers,... Go to full article
Dec 10, 2013 — Common Core is making its way into classrooms across New York state. The new standards and curriculum emphasize conceptual learning and critical thinking. But that approach... Go to full article
Dec 09, 2013 — Common Core has become a lightning rod for dissatisfaction with educational policy. New York's Education Commissioner John King has been shouted down at public forums... Go to full article
Nov 27, 2013 — On the surface, Canton Central School is really vibrant: happy kids talking in the hallway and laughing at lunch, teachers engaged in their work. But the school is also deep... Go to full article