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Landmarks: Emma Willard graduates look back on superior preparation

Landmarks: Emma Willard graduates look back on superior preparation

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Most graduates of the all-girls school in Troy don’t forget about the place when they leave. Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage certainly didn’t.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Men sought for Skidmore nutritional study

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Skidmore College is recruiting male volunteers for a nutritional study examining the effects of dietary starch and whey protein on metabolic rates and levels of specific hormones released from the stomach and intestines after eating.
 
TROY

La Salle Institute dumps Regents exams

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
The introduction of Common Core educational standards has led La Salle Institute to ditch the state’s final exams.
 
Denver area students walk out of school in protest

Denver area students walk out of school in protest

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.
 
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna student accused of having drugs in school

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
A 16-year-old Niskayuna High School student was arrested on misdemeanor drug charges Friday.
 
AMSTERDAM

FMCC closes Riverfront Center satellite campus

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
Due to a drop in enrollment over the last two years, Fulton-Montgomery Community College is shutting the doors to its classroom space in the Riverfront Center.
 
SCHENECTADY

SCCC and YouthBuild Schenectady partner to help high school dropouts

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
A high school diploma is the goal, but turning that into a job is an evolving story.
 
Schenectady resolving behavior issues in classroom
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady resolving behavior issues in classroom

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
Despite significant problems with fights at the start of the school year at Mont Pleasant Middle School, the overall number of students disciplined plummeted.
 
Students learn about themselves as Half Moon crew members
ALBANY

Students learn about themselves as Half Moon crew members

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
No one would confuse middle school and maturity as synonymous, but more than a few people were looking Friday at the four Schenectady seventh-graders and other students disembarking the Half Moon, seven days after they boarded, and observing how they looked different, older, more mature.
 
Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger
DENVER

Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month.
 
Union, SCCC see risks, opportunities in casino
SCHENECTADY

Union, SCCC see risks, opportunities in casino

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
If state regulators approve a casino proposed for Schenectady next month, the facility will be built less than a mile from the Electric City’s two colleges, Union College and Schenectady County Community College.
 
CLIFTON PARK

Enterovirus infects Shenendehowa student

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
With the recent news that enterovirus EV-D68 had spread to the Capital Region, doctors at CapitalCare Pediatrics in Clifton Park are treating patients with respiratory problems with extra care.
 
Skidmore prof in Scotland sees voters on edge
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Skidmore prof in Scotland sees voters on edge

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
When Skidmore College professor Roy H. Ginsberg arrived in Scotland on Sept. 9 in advance of today’s independence vote, he was skeptical of the referendum’s chances of passing. Then he saw the passion at play.
 
Schenectady program feeding more families
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady program feeding more families

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
Hundreds of hungry children will go home with a backpack full of food this weekend.
 
GUILDERLAND

Guilderland student contracts MRSA

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
A Guilderland High School student has been diagnosed with MRSA, Guilderland Central School District officials said Tuesday.
 
 

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