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Saranac Lake middle school students take the state standardized English language arts test in April 2012 in the school's gymnasium. Photo: Chris Knight via Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Saranac Lake middle school students take the state standardized English language arts test in April 2012 in the school's gymnasium. Photo: Chris Knight via Adirondack Daily Enterprise

The Eight O'clock Hour, 9/6/13

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School districts are continuing to implement Common Core, New York state's new and challenging curriculum.Governor Cuomo says he wants a "death penalty" option for dealing with failing schools, and teachers' unions express dismay at his choice of words. The Adirondack Park Agency gets ready to vote on how to classify the Finch Pruyn timberlands, while state officials plan a public debate about the historic rail corridor between Old Forge and Lake Placid. In advance of Watertown's primary election on Tuesday, the city meets the City Council candidates. In a new installment of our series, the Adirondack Attic , Andy Flynn profiles some of the historic churches in Saranac Lake. John Warren gives us the latest on outdoor recreation around the Adirondacks for this weekend.

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