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FYI, via a press release from the school district: Canton Central School District will hold a “Town Hall” meeting to update the community on the school merger process on Wednesday, January 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. in the Canton High School...
Teachers Union: Rich districts spend 80% more than poor ones to teach students, tax cap makes it worse
The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) has today released an analysis (press release, h/t Politics on the Hudson) showing that the wealthiest 10 percent of our state’s school districts spend 80 percent more on teaching students than do the...
We’ve been reporting a lot over the last year or so about the financial struggles schools are facing in our region, and how they’re trying to improve their situations (in fact, I blogged yesterday on a related issue, touching on the...
Happy Friday! It seems to be sunny today, at least in Canton, and it looks like we may at least see sun for the next couple days to come. So hooray! Lots in the news today: I blogged earlier this week about Canton and Potsdam’s tentative...
We’ve reported a lot here in the last year or so about the financial problems North Country schools are facing and how they’re dealing with them, and that story continued last night with a meeting between school board members and...
News stories tagged with "schools"
Sep 05, 2002 — As school gets underway this week, children will bring home notes asking parents to form a partnership with the schools. As reasonable and natural as that may sound, commentator Jill Vaughan says there are barriers to a successful alliance. Go to full article
Aug 30, 2002 — The North Country's colleges and universities are welcoming a near record number of new students to their campuses this year. That's good news for tight budgets. But as David Sommerstein reports, schools have different ways of dealing with the influx of students. Go to full article
Jun 27, 2002 — Governor Pataki and the state legislature do not have to restructure the state school aid formula now that an appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling and declared that the current system of funding is indeed constitutional. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 22, 2002 — A fight has erupted in the New York state legislature over the issue of giving mayors more control over schools in their cities. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is seeking approval to take charge of his city's schools, and any agreement could lay the groundwork for mayors of several other cities across New York to win control of school districts in their cities. But first, an argument between the Assembly and Senate must be resolved. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 29, 2002 — Governor Pataki and legislative leaders are struggling to reach a budget settlement nearly a month after the deadline, but school districts in the state say it may already be too late to help them. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Feb 01, 2002 — Five years ago, with help from a federal grant, the North Country Consortium began installing new computers and Internet access in more than a dozen schools and libraries in Jefferson and Lewis counties. This year, the Consortium received the final portion of the million-dollar grant. As Jody Tosti reports, the money will provide training to help teachers and librarians make the most of the new technology. Go to full article