Tag Archives: Andrew Cook

Common Core, not so common

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By Dan King and Derek Liebig A growing number of area parents are choosing to have their children opt out of the Common Core assessments in English and Math. The numbers vary by school district, but one common theme – no pun intended – is that parents are choosing to opt out at relatively large […]

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School aid up, but varies by district

By Derek Liebig Local school districts are set to receive more aid under the state’s budget but those increases vary widely from district to district. The $142 billion budget, approved last Tuesday, calls for $23.5 billion in school aid, a $1.4 billion increase. But some officials are questioning the distribution of that aid. “We thought […]

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Hartford bus garage cameras on hold

By Dan King Because of budget constraints, the Hartford Central School District is holding off on any decision to retrofit its bus garage with cameras. “We’re waiting until the end of the year to see how much money, if any money, we have left in the budget for it,” said Superintendent Andrew Cook. “Chances are […]

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Hartford school’s solar panels stalled

By Dan King Since November, the Hartford Central School has been awaiting a state response to its plans to install solar panels. “Our plans have been in…for quite some time, but unfortunately things are very backlogged” at the State Education Department, said school superintendent Andrew Cook. Cook said the school was supposed to hear back […]

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Adirondack League delays decision

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By Derek Liebig Adirondack League officials have postponed a decision on whether to accept Granville’s bid to join the smaller-school league, saying they needed more time and information. “The league determined it needed additional time to further explore its options,” said Andrew Cook, Adirondack League president and Hartford superintendent. “We need to research the idea […]

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Local districts respond to Whitehall “sexting” case

By Jaime Thomas The Whitehall School District recently dealt with a very public incident of “sexting” within the system. Dozens of students were found to have been sending and sharing inappropriate photos of under-aged girls in the district after a police investigation into the matter. To combat the issue the school held two forums on […]

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Benefit BBQ Sept. 21

Hartford resident Beth Cook is running a marathon next month in support of Bright Pink, an organization dedicated to supporting young girls predisposed to breast or ovarian cancer. In order to help raise money for the race and the organization, Cook will be doing a barbeque fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 4 to 6 […]

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Hartford CSD welcomes new technology

By Jaime Thomas The custodial staff was washing windows, tweaking landscaping and generally cleaning up the Hartford Central School Monday as the district got ready to open its doors. Administration and staff have less than a week left to ready their classrooms and lessons and create plans to keep up with new Common Core standards. […]

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Granville, Hartford expect growth after low test scores

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By Jaime Thomas Local results of statewide English language arts and mathematic assessment tests, which were released last week, are grim. Only 10.3 percent of Granville third-graders, for example, were found to be proficient at math, compared to 11.4 percent of eighth-grade students. In Hartford those numbers were 16.1 and 4.5, respectively. But these shocking […]

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Hartford graduates 33

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Thirty-three students accepted diplomas in the air-conditioned Hartford gymnasium Friday night. Senior Molly Spear gave the welcome speech, and Valedictorian Rachel Liebig and Salutatorian and Class Secretary Sarah Jo Godnick spoke to the group as well. Students then handed out flowers to their parents, and in Hartford tradition young flower girls and page boys marched […]

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Classifieds 09/02/15

Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

Morrill resignation

By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

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By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

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By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

Friendships formed at fair live on

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By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

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