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Regents: No changes to state tests for next two years

NEW YORK STATE

Regents: No changes to state tests for next two years

Students in third through eighth grades are stuck with the annual state tests they have for at least the next two years after state officials announced Monday they don’t plan to make any more changes until 2019.

GlobalFoundries, miSci partner to provide STEM education

SCHENECTADY

GlobalFoundries, miSci partner to provide STEM education

GlobalFoundries has partnered with miSci to provide STEM education to underserved communities in the Capital Region.

Students experience post-election racism at Capital Region schools

CLIFTON PARK

Students experience post-election racism at Capital Region schools

As news of hate speech and hate crimes spread throughout the country following Donald Trump’s presidential win, some local students experienced intolerance firsthand.

Professors give UAlbany students advice in wake of Trump presidency

ALBANY

Professors give UAlbany students advice in wake of Trump presidency

A group of University at Albany professors gave advice to an overflow crowd of students who packed a classroom on campus Thursday night to continue the process of digesting and making sense of the election of Donald Trump as president.

Seven University at Albany students face hazing charges

ALBANY

Seven University at Albany students face hazing charges

Seven students from the University at Albany are facing charges, accused of hazing, authorities said.

Loss of beloved Niskayuna High teacher affects many

NISKAYUNA

Loss of beloved Niskayuna High teacher affects many

Niskayuna High School lost one of its most beloved and respected teachers on November 8.

Siena not far off in year of polling misses

LOUDONVILLE

Siena not far off in year of polling misses

Siena pollsters said they were proud of how their polls measured up against the actual results.

Stillwater schools briefly on lockdown

STILLWATER

Stillwater schools briefly on lockdown

A person with a BB gun outside a residence near the Stillwater Central School Wednesday prompted the school to enact a lockdown for a short time.

Skidmore students watch election results anxiously

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Skidmore students watch election results anxiously

Fifty tattered American flags, part of Mel Ziegler’s “A More Perfect Union” exhibit, hung above hundreds of chattering Skidmore students gathered at the Tang Teaching Museum on Skidmore College’s campus election night.

Students, teachers hold mock election

NISKAYUNA

Students, teachers hold mock election

Niskayuna High School students were given a taste of the voting process, and the complexities of the electoral process, during Tuesday's mock election.

Capital District schools make final election push

SCHENECTADY, SCOTIA & GLENVILLE

Capital District schools make final election push

Hillary Clinton’s primary school firewall appeared to hold strong Monday as students at Scotia-Glenville’s Lincoln Elementary and Schenectady middle schoolers let their political loyalties be known.

Franco's film comes to Union College

SCHENECTADY

Franco's film comes to Union College

Filming for “The Pretenders,” a movie directed by James Franco, caused a bit of a stir Monday at Union College.

Clifton Park bilingual preschool officially open

CLIFTON PARK

Clifton Park bilingual preschool officially open

The Genius Plaza Bilingual Preschool on Moe Road has officially opened its doors after a yearlong pilot program.

Schalmont voters to have say on $13.8M project

SCHENECTADY

Schalmont voters to have say on $13.8M project

A $13.8 million project would remodel Schalmont High School’s library and main office and repair or replace aging systems across the district’s three schools if approved by voters on Dec. 14.

Schenectady Schools to host Oneida open house

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Schools to host Oneida open house

The public will have a chance to peek inside the newly-renovated and reopened Oneida Middle School at a ribbon cutting and open house at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Having a blast while learning

GALWAY

Having a blast while learning

On Saturday, in a field off Sacandaga Road in Galway, dozens of 2-liter soda bottles were achieving every 2-liter soda bottle’s dream: to be repurposed as a rocket and launched hundreds of feet through the air in the name of science.

SUNY Polytechnic names interim president

SUNY Polytechnic names interim president

The founding president, Alain Kaloyeros, resigned last month after he was arrested in September and charged with corruption.

 “Creekside Classroom” coming to Saratoga Spa State Park

SARATOGA

“Creekside Classroom” coming to Saratoga Spa State Park

The groundbreaking for the building, which will serve as a classroom and visitors center, was held on Friday.

Concerns raised over unresolved ‘aspirational’ Regents scores

NEW YORK STATE

Concerns raised over unresolved ‘aspirational’ Regents scores

School leaders are increasingly voicing concerns over unanswered questions about whether higher pass scores will be required on a pair of Regents exams starting for the class of students now in seventh grade.

Niskayuna event to highlight communicable diseases

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna event to highlight communicable diseases

All are welcome to a lecture titled “Investigating and Preparing for Communicable Diseases in NYS" on Thursday.

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