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SCHENECTADY

Schenectady school district to unveil redistricting plan

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
A single option for redistricting Schenectady city schools will be recommended during a Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Mont Pleasant Middle School cafeteria.
 
Feds to probe Schenectady school aid complaint
SCHENECTADY

Feds to probe Schenectady school aid complaint

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is moving forward with an investigation into the Schenectady City School District’s complaint against the state over the distribution of education aid.
 
SCHENECTADY COUNTY

College, Schenectady County to share engineer

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Schenectady County and Schenectady County Community College are creating a new facilities engineer position through a shared services agreement that will allow the college to move more quickly on its capital projects.
 
Nation's classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision
LOS ANGELES

Nation's classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
In the aftermath of the Ferguson announcement, classrooms across the nation are taking up uncomfortable topics — race, police use of force and poverty, among others — to give students a voice and help them make sense of events.
 
CLIFTON PARK

Shenendehowa to consider transgender-friendly bathrooms

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Shenendehowa's Board of Education will consider tonight a policy allowing transgender high school students to request access to a bathroom that corresponds with their identifying sex.
 

Feds to investigate Schenectady schools' education aid complaint

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is moving forward with an investigation into Schenectady schools’ complaint against the state over the distribution of education aid.
 
SUNY OKs affirmative sexual consent policy
ALBANY

SUNY OKs affirmative sexual consent policy

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
New York's state university system has adopted a new definition of sexual consent that requires a clear, affirmative agreement between partners, part of a larger effort to reduce sexual violence on college campuses.
 
Mindfulness helps teens cope with stress, anxiety
PORTLAND, Ore.

Mindfulness helps teens cope with stress, anxiety

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Mindfulness, yoga and meditation have gained popularity among Americans in recent decades, buoyed by studies showing their benefits to emotional, mental and physical health.
 
No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback.
 
Girls Scouts byting into digital for cookie sales
NEW YORK

Girls Scouts byting into digital for cookie sales

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies.
 
Union College prof uses his skills as circus clown to get subjects across

Union College prof uses his skills as circus clown to get subjects across

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
John Rieffel's brief career before college helps explain his outgoing personality.
 
Book program links students with their parents
NISKAYUNA

Book program links students with their parents

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Twice each year, sixth-graders at Van Antwerp Middle School and their parents head back to school after dinner for Book Links, a program that encourages sixth-graders and their parents to read together.
 
CLIFTON PARK

Shenendehowa school district shaping transgender facility policy

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Shenedehowa Central School District officials have drawn up a policy that will allow transgender high school students to request access to a bathroom that corresponds with their identifying sex.
 
Union College applications rise
SCHENECTADY

Union College applications rise

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Hot off a national hockey championship, Union College has received a record number of early applications this year.
 
TROY

Erciyas' audience-participation piece ‘uncomfortable’

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
As seen on Friday night at EMPAC, “This Piece Is Still to Come,” an audience-participation show from Turkish dance maker Begum Erciya, was a typical RPI experience, which generally feels like slipping down a portal into an unknown and often uncomfortable exercise.
 
 

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