The Plattsburgh Press-Republican is reporting this morning that the Lake Placid board of education will not renew the contract of Randy Richards, the controversial superintendent who has been a lightning rod for months.
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Nov 14, 2008 — This week we're asking the country's most compelling thinkers for their recommendations for president-elect Barack Obama. Our series, "A Fresh Start," continues today with a provocative take on kindergarten through 12th grade education. Deborah Meier is widely considered one of America's foremost education experts. She's started highly innovative and successful schools in New York City and Boston. She lives south of Albany now. Meier believes the rigid standards and tests of "No Child Left Behind" have left teachers powerless in schools. She says the federal program has to be replaced with a "Marshall plan" for the development of a large, well-educated teaching force. Meier told David Sommerstein the world of education has to step back and ask fundamental questions about the relevance of school to childrens' lives. Go to full article
Aug 10, 2006 — Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand drew support yesterday from eleven union organizations. Gillibrand is challenging Republican John Sweeney in the 20th Congressional District. As Brian Mann reports, one of the unions backing Gillibrand is the New York State United Teachers with more than half a million members statewide. Go to full article
Jan 30, 2004 — Parents filled the high school auditorium in Saranac last night. Many were angry over a new report that could lead to the closure of two of the district's elementary schools -- in Dannemora and Cadyville. District officials say a dwindling number of students has forced them to make changes. As Brian Mann reports, schools across the North Country face sharply declining enrollments...and some painful decisions. Go to full article
Sep 12, 2003 — Two high school physics teachers who spoke before the State Board of Regents say if the state physicis exams are not changed, many physics teachers will begin boycotting the tests. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 30, 2003 — A converation with Massena Superintendent Douglas Huntley, who says the Governor's proposed 1.2 billion dollar cut in public school funding would mean teacher lay-offs and higher property taxes. Go to full article
Jul 12, 2002 — Advocates for more education funding held demonstrations around New York yesterday to call attention to the recent court decision that limits the state's responsibility for educating its children. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 28, 2002 — Some North Country teachers are hoping to use the history and culture of the Adirondacks as an educational tool in the classroom. The Adirondack Curriculum Project is hosting its first conference to introduce educators to a program aimed at helping meet the New York State Learning Standards. Jody Tosti has more on the one-day symposium set for this October. Go to full article
Apr 16, 2002 — State Comptroller Carl McCall, a candidate for Governor, has received the backing of the second largest teachers union in the state, the National Education Association. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
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