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Acceptance to Julliard has Saratoga grad on his way to the big stage

Acceptance to Julliard has Saratoga grad on his way to the big stage

The 18-year-old was accepted to be one of just 18 drama students enrolling at highly selective Julliard School in New York City this fall.

Fmr. UAlbany student admits role in CDTA bus incident

ALBANY

Fmr. UAlbany student admits role in CDTA bus incident

One of the three women criminally accused making false allegations of a racially motivated attack on a CDTA bus in January accepted a plea deal in the case Tuesday and read a statement apologizing for her actions.

For one Mohon kindergarten teacher, a very special graduating class

ROTTERDAM

For one Mohon kindergarten teacher, a very special graduating class

All 21 students who started in Eggleston's Bradt Elementary School (Mohonasen) kindergarten class in 2003 joined her in first grade the following year and all but one have stayed in touch ever since.

Duanesburg senior enjoys equestrian vaulting

DUANESBURG

Duanesburg senior enjoys equestrian vaulting

Wenzel, who has been riding horses since she was 5 years old, took up equestrian vaulting last fall and has been hooked ever since. In vaulting, riders perform dance-like moves while riding on a horse. The equestrian discipline, recognized by the International Federation of Equestrian Sports, also has ties to trick-riding in the circus.

SCHENECTADY

The open seas beckon Schenectady grad

Foregoing the traditional start to college life, Griesemer will be joining around 60 other students from across the globe in the Canadian-based Class Afloat program.

Suit: Niskayuna Rowing discriminated against student

NISKAYUNA

Suit: Niskayuna Rowing discriminated against student

The parents of a Niskayuna High School student with learning disabilities are suing the school board and Niskayuna Rowing, alleging coaches illegally restricted their son’s participation with the rowing team.

Education advocates seek hike in state funding for Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Education advocates seek hike in state funding for Schenectady

Just days after lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 legislative session, Schenectady education advocates are beginning to press for increased funding in next year’s state budget.

Commissioner Elia launches reading program in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Commissioner Elia launches reading program in Schenectady

On your mark. Get set. Read.

Lawmakers pass lead contamination testing bill

ALBANY

Lawmakers pass lead contamination testing bill

School districts across the state will be required to test water taps for lead contamination under a law passed by the state Legislature in its final hours of work last week.

Therapy dog settles in at Draper Middle School

ROTTERDAM

Therapy dog settles in at Draper Middle School

“After a rough day, you can come in here and calm down and pet Luna,” sixth-grader Kolbie Aylor said last week of Draper Middle School’s new therapy dog.

Few Schenectady school employees live in district

Few Schenectady school employees live in district

Just six of the district’s 90 administrators live within the boundaries of the Schenectady City School District, according to a district report earlier this year.

Juneteenth celebrates slavery's end, African American traditions

SCHENECTADY

Juneteenth celebrates slavery's end, African American traditions

The Hamilton Hill Arts Center held the opening ceremonies for the 16th annual celebration of Juneteenth at the African American Burial Ground in Vale Cemetery on Friday.

Glenville residents have some concerns over Mekeel’s plans

GLENVILLE

Glenville residents have some concerns over Mekeel’s plans

Residents’ concerns over the transfer of a school district building to Mekeel Christian Academy were addressed Thursday evening.

Finally, Albany slaves to get dignified burial

ALBANY COUNTY

Finally, Albany slaves to get dignified burial

For those men and women enslaved by the Schuyler family in the 17th and 18th century, there was no Emancipation Proclamation, no Juneteenth Celebration.

SCOTIA

Scotia to build sidewalks linking schools

The village plans to provide sidewalks for students walking to two elementary schools.

ALBANY

Regents OK review for students with disabilities

Students with disabilities who don’t pass all of their Regents exams may still be able to graduate high school after their district superintendent reviews their coursework, under a state rule approved Monday.

550 receive degrees fron Union College

SCHENECTADY

550 receive degrees fron Union College

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker took the opportunity as keynote speaker of Union College’s 222nd commencement to shine a fresh light on one of the school’s most prominent graduates.

High school group facilitates conversations about race, inclusion

SCHENECTADY

High school group facilitates conversations about race, inclusion

The Roots Club, which formed earlier this school year and promotes dialogue about race and inclusion, let the whole school vote on who it wanted to immortalize with a mural. That mural of the iconic "Hope" poster from Obama's 2008 campaign, was unveiled last week.

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna expands online system

Niskayuna parents will be asked to submit student health, emergency and directory information online for the upcoming school year.

Elmer Avenue School has unique architectural, cultural history

Elmer Avenue School has unique architectural, cultural history

The Elmer Avenue neighborhood that Jane Ann Schermerhorn Ellis Smitley created back in the first decade of the 1900s continues to change.

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