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Education

NCCC will be remote all semester, including graduation

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College employees will continue to work remotely through the end of the semester, and classes will resume online March 30 as planned. In an email message to faculty, staff and students on Friday, March 27, college President Joe Keegan outlined the ...

Northwood campus closed, including Cobble trailhead

LAKE PLACID — The Northwood School campus — including the Cobble Mountain trailhead access from Northwood School property — is closed to the public, as per Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “New York State On PAUSE” order, school officials announced last week. Residents may continue to access ...

Tradition of spring break in local schools is broken

New York is putting the brakes on spring break this year, telling schools to keep up their remote instruction of students during the coronavirus pandemic so they stay up on their studies. Districts that don’t comply may lose state aid. --- Saranac Lake --- Superintendent Diane Fox ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Jenny Winch, Lake Placid Elementary School teacher

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Lake Placid Elementary School third-grade teacher Jenny Winch at her home in Wilmington, where she was self-quarantining and distance teaching during the coronavirus pandemic while the schools were closed. Listen to a portion of ...

UP CLOSE: Homebound Cash family finding their groove

LAKE PLACID — Week 1 of distance learning for three kids, remote working for two parents and extra attention for the dog — and the Cash family is together ... “still,” patriarch Daniel Cash said with a smile. During an outside interview with the Lake Placid News on Friday, March 20 ...

EYE ON EDUCATION: Knowledge retention a goal for third-grade teacher

WILMINGTON — The expectation, the goal, the hope for Lake Placid Elementary School third-grade teacher Jenny Winch is that her 14 students will not forget the lessons they’ve learned so far this year while the school is closed for five weeks. To prevent the spread of the novel ...

Local schools switch to teaching kids at home

School districts around the North Country closed their doors on Monday, March 16 and began switching to distance learning for weeks to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus. All nine districts in the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES District and all 16 in the Champlain Valley Educational ...

Paul Smith’s College moves online for rest of semester

PAUL SMITHS — When Paul Smith’s College students return from their extended spring break on March 23, they won’t return to campus. They will finish their semester’s courses in a strictly online format. The campus will be closed, and students will earn the rest of their credits ...

Local schools switch to teaching kids at home

School districts around the North Country are closing their doors immediately and switching to distance learning for weeks to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus. New York had 739 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the virus, COVID-19 — the most of any state — as of Friday ...

Schools making tough decisions

Some local schools are preparing contingency plans while one has already decided to switch to strictly distance learning in response to the novel coronavirus. --- The state --- The state Education Department and state Department of Health released updated guidance to schools on Monday ...

Keene Central hosts Super Scientific Science Slam

KEENE VALLEY — On Thursday, March 5, Keene Central School presented its ninth Super Scientific Science Slam. This science fair has been going strong ever since it was introduced by Jen Kazmierczak and KCS science teacher Mary Werner in 2012. Since then, every March students in ...

North Country colleges mostly shift to distance learning

Starting March 19, SUNY and CUNY schools could transition classes to online and videoconference until the end of the semester as a way to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus. Many private colleges are doing the same, including in the North Country. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Northwood School’s Miracle Podcast

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Tom Broderick’s sophomore Modern World History class about a podcast the students are developing for National Public Radio’s podcast contest. It is about how community members from Lake Placid organized and hosted the last ...

Northwood School opens Innovation Hub on Main Street

LAKE PLACID — After years of planning and nearly 12 months of construction, the Innovation Hub hosted its first batch of Northwood School students Tuesday, Feb. 25. The school’s students and faculty held an open house event, unveiling the space for the first time to the broader ...

School board weighs in on ORDA construction

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Central School Board of Education has thrown its support behind upcoming construction along Cummings Road, with some conditions. The school board adopted a resolution Tuesday, Feb. 18 backing the state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s improvement ...