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Board of Regents looks to rewrite school principal standards

ALBANY

Board of Regents looks to rewrite school principal standards

The Board of Regents to is attempting to update school principal leadership standards and review and update what goes into to training and certifying school building leaders.

SUNY Cobleskill offers therapeutic horsemanship program

COBLESKILL

SUNY Cobleskill offers therapeutic horsemanship program

SUNY Cobleskill has launched a four-year bachelor’s degree program in therapeutic horsemanship for the fall semester, which the school said is the first of its kind in New York.

FMCC closed today for water main break

Fulton-Montgomery Community College closed at 9:30 a.m. today due to a water main break, according to a note on the college's website.

Changes considered for school violent incident reporting

ALBANY

Changes considered for school violent incident reporting

Schools would have 11 fewer categories of violent incidents to report to state officials each year under changes being considered to the Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting System.

Board of Regents concerned with comparing annual tests

ALBANY

Board of Regents concerned with comparing annual tests

The Board of Regents agrees annual changes to state tests render them incomparable to past years’ results, but there’s less accord over what that means.

Former Albany teacher indicted on charges of raping a student

ALBANY

Former Albany teacher indicted on charges of raping a student

An Ulster County woman, formerly employed as a teacher at LaSalle School in Albany, was indicted in Albany County Court on charges she raped one of her students.

Education activists plan walk to raise funding awareness

SCHENECTADY

Education activists plan walk to raise funding awareness

It’s about 20 miles from Schenectady to Albany, and a group of activists and community members plan to make that trip on foot in a few weeks to raise awareness for the issue of funding public schools in New York state.

Former ITT Tech students find home at SCCC

COLONIE

Former ITT Tech students find home at SCCC

In the wake of ITT Tech campuses shuttering in 38 states this week, community colleges have reached out to the jilted students, offering accelerated admissions and consideration of credit transfers. Schenectady County Community College promised ITT Tech students a “generous transfer.”

August graduates lift 2016 Schenectady High success rate

SCHENECTADY

August graduates lift 2016 Schenectady High success rate

With the graduation of Johnson and nearly two dozen other students in the class of 2016 cohort in August, the district’s graduation rate increased to nearly 69 percent — the highest since the school graduated 71 percent of its students by August 2006.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Incident leads to Saratoga schools locking down

Schools were locked down and school buses rerouted Friday afternoon, after a man barricaded himself inside a Regent Street home, city police said.

Firefighter safety is aim of $1.5M grant to Skidmore

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Firefighter safety is aim of $1.5M grant to Skidmore

Skidmore College will be receiving nearly $1.5 million in federal Homeland Security money to develop tools that may save firefighters lives, U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said Friday.

Regents' workgroup plans more research in policy process

Regents' workgroup plans more research in policy process

A new workgroup for the Board of Regents plans to infuse more scholarly research and evidence into education policy discussions, inviting academics and other researchers to contribute more to the conversation.

New year, new middle school for some Schenectady students

SCHENECTADY

New year, new middle school for some Schenectady students

When Schenectady schools opened their doors for a new year Wednesday morning, students got a peek at new lockers, classroom and, for some, a whole new school.

ITT Educational Services closes its campuses

ITT Educational Services closes its campuses

One of the nation’s largest for-profit educational companies - with a location in Colonie - closed all its campuses Tuesday, putting an end to an operation that has been accused of widespread fraud and abuse.

SCCC eyes fixes for sliding enrollment

SCHENECTADY

SCCC eyes fixes for sliding enrollment

As enrollment drops again this year, SCCC President Steady Moono is focused on a new mentorship program and a five-year academic plan to bolster student support and class offerings.

Sneak peek of high school gives Niskayuna freshman sense of confidence

NISKAYUNA

Sneak peek of high school gives Niskayuna freshman sense of confidence

While the hallways were still relatively quiet and empty of upperclassmen, the freshmen of Niskayuna High School got a preview of what their year ahead would look like during an full day orientation on Sept. 6.

Mylan's EpiPen sales to schools at center of New York probe

Mylan's EpiPen sales to schools at center of New York probe

New York state's top cop opened an antitrust probe into Mylan, saying a preliminary investigation shows the company may have ripped off local school systems by inserting anticompetitive terms into its EpiPen sales contracts.

Chromebooks provided for Gloversville middle, high school students

GLOVERSVILLE

Chromebooks provided for Gloversville middle, high school students

All middle and high school students in the Gloversville Enlarged School District will be provided with Chromebooks for personal, take-home use beginning this school year, the district announced.

'Competitive' class of 2020 arrives at Union College

SCHENECTADY

'Competitive' class of 2020 arrives at Union College

Union College’s incoming freshman class, made up of 563 first-year students, arrived on campus Sunday for move-in day and the beginning of welcome activities.

Common Core criticism standard in state Senate races

Common Core criticism standard in state Senate races

In state Senate races, antipathy toward Common Core education standards and annual state tests cuts across party lines: both Democrats and Republicans find reasons to pile on to statewide criticism.

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