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Capital Region students get peek behind the curtain

SCHENECTADY

Capital Region students get peek behind the curtain

When a new show gets to town, there’s a lot to do - and now some aspiring actors and backstage crew from high schools across the region get a chance to see what it takes.

School renovation project may be slated for Schenectady voters

SCHENECTADY

School renovation project may be slated for Schenectady voters

Schenectady voters may be asked in May to approve a $50 million project for renovation work at some of the city’s 11 elementary schools as the second of four major construction projects at city schools.

Superintendents convey state test concern to Commissioner Elia

ALBANY

Superintendents convey state test concern to Commissioner Elia

Superintendents from across the state on Tuesday conveyed concerns to Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia about persistent parental anxiety over state tests and an upcoming increase in the passing grades for certain exams.

Lack of cafeteria workers a worry in Niskayuna

NISKAYUNA

Lack of cafeteria workers a worry in Niskayuna

At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, Mark Treanor, the director of student and staff supportive services, was panicking about lunch.

Poverty measures could be first step to Foundation Aid revamp

CAPITAL REGION

Poverty measures could be first step to Foundation Aid revamp

To determine state aid amounts for school districts each year, state officials rely on a handful of poverty measures and other factors that may not be as reliable as they could be.

Parents sue Niskayuna High following sexual assault

NISKAYUNA

Parents sue Niskayuna High following sexual assault

Two Niskayuna High School parents are suing the district, contending it could have taken steps to prevent their daughter from being sexually assaulted at the school last year but didn’t.

SCCC officials promise growth after enrollment slide

SCHENECTADY

SCCC officials promise growth after enrollment slide

In a world of sliding community college enrollment, Schenectady County Community College’s drop in student headcount of over 10 percent this fall stands out.

Nanotechnology, acting, welding, all find new Mohon home

Nanotechnology, acting, welding, all find new Mohon home

Students from across the Capital Region explore Mohonasen High School's new Center for Advanced Technology. The facility is home to classes in welding, manufacturing, and drama, as well as BOCES programs.

Best-selling author talks 'others' at SCCC

SCHENECTADY

Best-selling author talks 'others' at SCCC

Wes Moore has a long list of accolades that follows his name as a speaker. But none of them equate to success, Moore told a crowd of students, faculty and community members at Schenectady County Community College on Thursday.

Police: Students detained for having fake gun at high school

SCHENECTADY

Police: Students detained for having fake gun at high school

Police detained two male youths at Schenectady High School after responding to a report of a person with a weapon on school grounds at 2:45 p.m.

State Ed releases draft English, math standards

ALBANY

State Ed releases draft English, math standards

A draft of new state education standards released today makes changes – both big and small – to over half of the current Common Core math and English standards that have raised so much controversy across the state.

Judge's decision intensifies fight over 'sound, basic' education

Judge's decision intensifies fight over 'sound, basic' education

The state did not violate New York children’s right to a “sound, basic education” when it slowed and cut funding of state education aid during the recession, an Albany judge ruled this week.

Say goodbye to the Pink Palace, Saratoga Springs

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Say goodbye to the Pink Palace, Saratoga Springs

A piece of Saratoga Springs history — even if it is a much-derided piece of that illustrious history — is being torn down on Union Avenue.

Two percent pay increase 'new normal' for Schenectady schools

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Two percent pay increase 'new normal' for Schenectady schools

A two percent annual salary increase is the new normal for Schenectady City School District employees as Superintendent Larry Spring sees that as financially sustainable in the long run.

Saratoga Springs schools mourning loss of popular coach, P.E. teacher

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs schools mourning loss of popular coach, P.E. teacher

The Saratoga Springs City School District is in mourning following the unexpected death of Anthony Bellai, a popular coach and physical education teacher.

Niskayuna counselor to be honored by Yale University

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna counselor to be honored by Yale University

Emil Friedman said that he made it to Yale because of the support and dedication of Niskayuna teachers and of one person in particular: counselor Nancy Bushee. Friedman nominated Bushee for the 2016 Yale Educator award shortly after arriving at Yale, and she will be receiving the award this month.

Niskayuna school officials will explore partnership on China trip

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna school officials will explore partnership on China trip

Niskayuna school officials are exploring a partnership with a private Chinese school that wants to model its curriculum on an American school as it grows to serve older students.

Backpack program provides students with fuel to succeed

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Backpack program provides students with fuel to succeed

A program that provides weekend meals for Schenectady students – a partnership that includes Schenectady schools, the City Mission, Schenectady Foundation, Golub Corporation, MVP Healthcare and SEFCU – is looking to reach over 1,000 students this school year.

Student accused of lying about bus attack says UAlbany dismissal unfair

ALBANY

Student accused of lying about bus attack says UAlbany dismissal unfair

A decision to dismiss from the university one of the three women accused of making false allegations of a racially motivated attack must be overturned, the woman’s attorney argues in a recent court filing.

James Stellar named interim president at UAlbany

ALBANY

James Stellar named interim president at UAlbany

The State University of New York Board of Trustees appointed Dr. James R. Stellar as interim president of the University at Albany on Wednesday, effective immediately.

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