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I participated as an advisor on a spring break Habitat for Humanity trip to Goldsboro, North Carolina. The 15 students who chose to spend their break helping build houses, sleeping on a community center floor and eating a lot of peanut butter...
Washington County school officials are alarmed by the results of a 2012 substance abuse survey of 1,340 students from six county school districts, the Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting. The survey found that “nearly 21 percent of students...
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by Todd Moe
Plattsburgh, NY, Nov 18, 2010 — SUNY-Plattsburgh is celebrating its annual International Education Week. Activities include lectures, music, films, literature and food. The week culminates with the "Night of Nations" event on Saturday night. Evan Mills, International Student Advisor at SUNY Plattsburgh, tells Todd Moe that the events help foreign students share their cultures with the local community. It's also part of Plattsburgh's long tradition as an international gateway for trade, immigrants, visitors and ideas. Mills says the school has a large international student body. Go to full article
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Rensselaer, NY, Apr 27, 2010 — The Senate's Republican minority is pushing to cap school taxes, while seeking to provide districts with access to more of their own reserves. The cap on growth would be either slightly more than the inflation rate or up to 2.5%, whichever is lower. That would mean the upcoming local school taxes couldn't rise because there was no inflation last year. Senate Republican leaders are seeking the action before the May 18th school budget votes statewide. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Aug 21, 2008 — If you go to Fort Ticonderoga this summer, you'll find centuries-old stone walls and a new education center. But you'll also find music and pageantry. For more than three decades the Fort's Fife and Drum Corps has been researching and recreating the traditional military and folk music of the 1700s. The musicians are all paid professionals, who spend years in apprenticeship learning their art. But as Brian Mann reports, they're also high school students recruited from bands in nearby towns and villages. Go to full article
Apr 17, 2007 — State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders announced a bill to crack down on shady loan practices by college financial officers and lending institutions. The announcement comes on the same day that the Attorney General announced a settlement with a third company for unethical behavior, in a widening scandal. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 15, 2006 — State legislators held their first budget conference committee meeting, as hundreds of teachers, parents and students rallied for more money for education. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 03, 2006 — College students and Veterans groups joined together to ask for changes in New York's tuition aid program to assist students with a lowered family income because a parent is serving on active duty in Iraq. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article