Friday, April 12, 2013

Norwood-Norfolk CS Board President, Superintendent, and Union President Interviewed

Norwood-Norfolk Central School Board of Education President Jon Hazen, Superintendent of Schools Elizabeth Kirnie, and Teachers' Union President and Reading Teacher Michelle Brockway were interviewed this week about "Critical Education Issues" at Clarkson University's WCKN studio as part of North Country Matters. 

This very informative interview can be seen at:

Among the topics discussed by Mr. Hazen, Mrs. Kirnie, and Mrs. Brockway were:

~ The fiscal and educational crisis in the NNCSD driven by NYS Aid cuts and by soaring expenses in health insurance costs and pension costs
~ The fact that there is approximately an equal number of active employees and retirees

~ Mandated standardized testing (3-8)...its breadth and its impact on available instructional time
~ Multiple Pathways to Success for Students
~ Local Solutions to Educational Problems

(This interview was made possible by Donna Seymour of AAUW and Dan Dullea and the students in his Communications class at Clarkson University's WCKN.)

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