Education

Opt-out to sit and stare?

Hyde Park educators wrestle with Common Core test refusal policy

The prospect of a “sit and stare” policy for students who opt-out of the state Common Core tests brought several concerned parents to the March 13 Hyde Park Board of Education meeting.

Retiring DCC president looks back on his tenure

A gathering of 200 government officials and members from the Dutchess Foundation Board, the college’s Board of Trustees, alumni, and community activists met in the Drumlin Hall dining room on the DCC campus to hear words of wisdom from the college president, Dr. D. David Conklin, who is retiring after 22 years at the helm.