Tag Archives: Common Core

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff and Schulz have been spearheading a movement to persuade the Washington County Board of Supervisors to send resolutions to Albany questioning Common Core’s compliance with the U.S. Constitution and articles of state education law. After […]

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Granville, Hartford low opt outs; Whitehall average

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Students at area school districts opted out of Common Core with less frequency than most of the county and less than the state average, data shows. The statewide average for opt-outs in grades three through eight in math and ELA was 20 percent. Data shows that opt-out rates were […]

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Area activist hunger strikes against unconstitutionality of Common Core

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By Dan King and Christina Scanlon An area man who believes Common Core testing is unconstitutional and who’s frustrated by Washington County’s lack of support for his view has begun a hunger strike to show his opposition – and one area supervisor has pledged to join him, sort of. Bob Schulz, an engineer by training, […]

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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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Local districts prepare for tests

By Jaime Thomas There are few aspects to education that students look less forward to than long, standardized tests. Imagine then the horror of high-schoolers finding out all the hard effort was for naught, and they had to do it all over again. If they forget to leave their cellphone at the front of the […]

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GCS planning winter carnival

By Jaime Thomas School officials in Granville are busy preparing for a new event happening in the New Year. On Feb. 1, there will be a free winter carnival to raise community awareness from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school. The event was created in response to a student survey that revealed […]

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Granville CSD hoping for increased parental attendance at events

By Jaime Thomas Throughout the next few months, Granville School District has a number of events planned aimed at engaging parents in their children’s learning. Officials have planned these events in order to help children transition into new state Common Core standards. “With today’s rigor in the curriculum, we need to work together,” said Diane […]

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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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Schools preparing to open next week


By Jaime Thomas There’s no question as to what will be at the core of the upcoming school year. New Common Core standards are already the center of learning in all three of Granville’s schools. But the district has even more going on than that. Camille Harrelson, new junior/senior high school principal and former director […]

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Granville, Hartford expect growth after low test scores


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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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

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By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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