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State eduation commissioner John King fielded hostile questions from across the North Country at a forum in Schroon Lake. Photo: Ian Lowe, used with permission
State eduation commissioner John King fielded hostile questions from across the North Country at a forum in Schroon Lake. Photo: Ian Lowe, used with permission

What do the latest test scores tell us about common core?

Last week, New York state released the results of the latest round of public school testing linked to the Common Core education standards.

The tests were given to students in third through 8th grade and showed a measurable increase in math scores -- but no significant change in English language arts.  Go to full article

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Charlotte King works on a painting in her home studio.
Charlotte King works on a painting in her home studio.

An artist out to promote her culture

Charlotte King is an artist with a mission. She grew up on the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation near Massena and recently received an art degree from SUNY-Potsdam. Her goal now is to get more Mohawk art into mainstream galleries, and help preserve the region's strong artistic traditions. She's one of more than 300 artists on the reservation, from painters to basket weavers. Her love of art has taken her to the Smithsonian and Sante Fe. But, King draws and paints what she knows, the local environment around the St. Regis and St. Lawrence Rivers and her Native American culture. Some of her work is on display in Massena and Cornwall this month. Todd Moe has this profile.  Go to full article

Republican Convention toned down

A scaled down Republican National Convention got underway in Saint Paul. New York's delegation mingled at a low key opening reception, but like everyone else were preoccupied with news of the hurricane and what it might mean for their political gathering. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

SUNY Potsdam's Interim President Resigns

SUNY Potsdam interim president Robert King says he's resigning to take a new job. King will lead a not-for-profit in Arizona. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

SUNY Chancellor Defends Plan to Raise Tuition

SUNY Chancellor Bob King defended his plan to raise tuition gradually at public colleges each year. King was grilled by state lawmakers examining Governor Pataki's state budget plan. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

SUNY Chancellor King to Take Leave

SUNY Chancellor Robert King has requested a leave for personal and professional reasons. He wrote a letter to the SUNY Board of Trustees saying he wants to spend more time with his family, recharge his inner batteries, and reflect on the future of the university. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Tupper Lake: Public School Bible Study Rejected

This week, Tupper Lake's Board of Education rejected a proposal that a Bible study class be added as an elective to the school's curriculum. According to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, board members said the program would be too expensive. Bill King, a local activist and former school board member, raised the idea. He says school officials are afraid to place the controversial issue on the ballot. He spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Royals Visit Canada

Royal watchers in Canada's capital region are getting a double dose this week. The King and Queen of Norway visited Hull to unveil a Vikings exhibit at the Museum of Civilization yesterday, and Princess Margriet of the Netherlands arrives tomorrow to attend the annual Tulip Festival in Ottawa. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

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