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What to make of Capital Region school lead tests

CAPITAL REGION

What to make of Capital Region school lead tests

Parents shouldn’t panic over any particular school water source’s lead levels, as school exposure alone is unlikely to drive dangerously high lead concentrations.

Skiing champion to give keynote remarks at Empire State College event

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Skiing champion to give keynote remarks at Empire State College event

Ashley Caldwell, a 2014 SUNY Empire State College alumna and the current FIS World Cup Champion in freestyle skiing, women’s aerials, will provide keynote remarks Saturday at Empire State College's 12th annual Student Academic Conference.

Policymakers, advocates eye Foundation Aid tweaks

NEW YORK STATE

Policymakers, advocates eye Foundation Aid tweaks

The complicated formula used to determine how much each school district needs in state aid could see changes this legislative session, if policymakers get their way.

Niskayuna schools set $5.6M bond vote

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna schools set $5.6M bond vote

Niskayuna School District voters will be asked Dec. 6 to approve $5.6 million to replace the Van Antwerp Middle School roof and make other improvements across the district.

Officials move back date for school accountability plan

NEW YORK STATE

Officials move back date for school accountability plan

State education officials have extended their timeline for developing a new school accountability system, aiming for a July federal deadline.

Union students connect with community through service

SCHENECTADY

Union students connect with community through service

Each year, students volunteer to clean, organize and preform other tasks for local organizations and at public spaces around downtown Schenectady.

School enrollment turns corner – for some

CAPITAL REGION

School enrollment turns corner – for some

A decades-long decline in enrollment is beginning to slow—and even increase—for some area school districts.

Schenectady school district to fix water sources that contain lead

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady school district to fix water sources that contain lead

Faucets and fountains throughout elementary schools in the Schenectady City School District will be turned off while the district fixes those that registered lead levels greater than 5 parts per billion in recent tests.

Students experience modern manufacturing at GloFo

MALTA

Students experience modern manufacturing at GloFo

Students from eleven local schools were given tours and hands-on demonstrations in an attempt to create interest in the engineering and manufacturing fields.

GLOVERSVILLE

Bus driver suspended after berating Gloversville special needs student

A bus driver for the Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES school district was suspended after a video showed the driver berating a special needs student.

Southern Adirondack BOCES thanks three business partners

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Southern Adirondack BOCES thanks three business partners

Three businesses were recognized Thursday for supporting southern Adirondack BOCES students who are training for careers.

Walk, rally demand fulfillment of education funding promise

CAPITAL REGION

Walk, rally demand fulfillment of education funding promise

A walk and rally was held Tuesday to mark the 10-year anniversary of the state Court of Appeals’ landmark decision that stated all New York children had a constitutional right to a “sound basic education.”

Hochul calls on Union students to help fight sexual assault

SCHENECTADY

Hochul calls on Union students to help fight sexual assault

New York’s lieutenant governor on Tuesday called on Union College students to lead the efforts in fighting campus sexual assault.

Kaloyeros resigns from SUNY Polytechnic

ALBANY

Kaloyeros resigns from SUNY Polytechnic

Alain Kaloyeros resigned as president of the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute on Tuesday, marking not only the fall of one of the state’s most powerful and best-paid employees, but also a very public pratfall for a university system that has been a ready lever of power for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

AVID students take extra steps to succeed

SCHENECTADY

AVID students take extra steps to succeed

“They are pledging their dedication and motivation to do what is asked of them,” English teacher and AVID coordinator Corinna Heggen said. “These AVID students are taking extra steps to say I’m serious, this is serious, and I recognize I need to do these extra things to get to where I need to go.”

Schenectady teacher teams key to freshman transition

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady teacher teams key to freshman transition

When a new batch of freshmen stepped into Schenectady High early last month, the weight of graduation, college and life after Schenectady schools landed squarely on their shoulders.

Estee School plan alive again

GLOVERSVILLE

Estee School plan alive again

Mayor: State to provide funding for $8M project

Capital Region schools await results of lead tests

CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region schools await results of lead tests

School districts across the Capital Region are waiting the results of lead tests conducted at all elementary schools by the end of last month – a wait expected to take roughly three weeks.

Schenectady's Brown School to expand to high school grades

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady's Brown School to expand to high school grades

Brown School, a private Schenectady school that serves students from nursery school to eighth grade, plans to expand to high school grades beginning next school year.

Report: Clown spotted near Shen soccer field Monday

CLIFTON PARK

Report: Clown spotted near Shen soccer field Monday

Four Capital Region schools took precautions Monday after being named in a threat from a “clown” Twitter account over the weekend, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department.

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