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Guilderland yearbook picture stirs controversy
GUILDERLAND

Guilderland yearbook picture stirs controversy

Friday, May 29, 2015
A Guilderland High School yearbook photo featuring a student posed with a firearm and dead giraffe has generated a mixed response from students and social media users.
 
Author shares love of writing through contest at Amsterdam school
AMSTERDAM

Author shares love of writing through contest at Amsterdam school

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Sydney Hoef doesn’t question that she has become a better writer, reader and overall student over the past three years. And she knows what sparked that improvement.
 
Mohon students see mock DWI crash
ROTTERDAM

Mohon students see mock DWI crash

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Mohonasen High School students got a graphic look at the damage drunk driving can do this morning during a mock DWI crash at the school.
 
Niskayuna High School principal cleared of alleged conflict of interest
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna High School principal cleared of alleged conflict of interest

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
After six months of internal review by school district officials and attorneys, Niskayuna High School Principal John Rickert had been declared free of any conflict of interest with his separate career as an agent for professional athletes.
 
ALBANY

Florida schools chief to lead New York Education Department

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A Florida school superintendent has been appointed New York education commissioner.
 
Fewer students study botany, more plant collections closing

Fewer students study botany, more plant collections closing

Monday, May 25, 2015
The teeming plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the U.S. shutter their long-standing herbaria.
 
School tax increases slow sharply under tax cap
CAPITAL REGION

School tax increases slow sharply under tax cap

Monday, May 25, 2015
The tax cap is working to slow the growth of school taxes, the Empire Center for New York State Policy announced Wednesday in a report analyzing tax levy increases statewide before and after the state imposed the cap.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady schools mainstreaming program sees success

Saturday, May 23, 2015
A psychologist and a counselor are assigned, full-time, to three Ready To Learn classes. The goal of the program: to get students to the point where they are ready to learn.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Couple gives additional 120 acres to Skidmore College

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Michael and Margaret Roohan of Wilton have donated an additional 120 acres of wooded land they own in Greenfield to Skidmore College.
 
SCCC graduates hit the ground running
SCHENECTADY

SCCC graduates hit the ground running

Thursday, May 21, 2015
The largest graduating class in Schenectady County Community College’s 45-year history — 632 students — was encouraged to whip out their cellphones, take selfies and post photos on social media.
 
Newcomers join forces to knock off Mohonasen incumbents
ROTTERDAM

Newcomers join forces to knock off Mohonasen incumbents

Thursday, May 21, 2015
A lawyer, a budget director and an investment adviser — all with a passion for their children’s education — will join the Mohonasen Central School District Board of Education after topping three incumbents with a combined 18 years of experience Tuesday night.
 
'Sound budgeting' credited for no school plans being voted down
CAPITAL REGION

'Sound budgeting' credited for no school plans being voted down

Thursday, May 21, 2015
For the first time in at least a decade, voters approved every school budget in the area Tuesday.
 
Meet Royal the Duck, SCCC's new mascot
SCHENECTADY

Meet Royal the Duck, SCCC's new mascot

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The college’s first mascot will make its debut to the biggest graduating class in the college’s history — 632 students — at Proctors.
 
CAPITOL

Assembly OKs school test reforms

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Assembly passed school test reform Wednesday with a bill that also takes aim at the Common Core curriculum.
 
 Niskayuna school budget passes with ease
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna school budget passes with ease

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Unlike memorable elections from the recent past, the budget passed in Niskayuna this spring without a fuss.
 
 

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