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Wilton driver who struck, killed Skidmore student to be sentenced

WILTON

Wilton driver who struck, killed Skidmore student to be sentenced

The Wilton man who admitted in February to striking and killing a Skidmore College student on Halloween night and injuring two others while driving drunk is to be sentenced Monday afternoon.

Students gather in Saratoga County to promote responsible behavior

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Students gather in Saratoga County to promote responsible behavior

As high school students try on prom dresses, peruse corsages and organize graduation parties, their parents may begin to worry about the potential dangers of drugs and alcohol their children could confront this spring.

Balloons, flowers for Schenectady Teacher of the Year

SCHENECTADY

Balloons, flowers for Schenectady Teacher of the Year

Each morning before Meghan Libertucci walks into work at Schenectady High School, where she has taught English since 2003, she takes a deep breath and starts the day anew.

Schenectady event to reach out to aspiring teachers

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady event to reach out to aspiring teachers

With an eye toward building a teaching staff that is more reflective of its student body, the Schenectady City School District is hosting a teacher recruitment event aimed at reaching a local audience.

CAPITOL

State Assembly, Senate agree to restore school funds

Both state legislative chambers called for fully restoring a series of school funding budget cuts enacted during the economic downturn, but differed on how much to increase other funding to schools.

SCOTIA & GLENVILLE

Scotia-Glenville school board split over exceeding tax cap

Scotia-Glenville school board members Monday night were split over whether to take a budget to voters in May that exceeds the district’s tax cap of 1.78 percent — or nearly $200,000.

Colleges beginning to address the issue of student hunger

PITTSBURGH

Colleges beginning to address the issue of student hunger

To many, the notion of starving college students conjures a romanticized image of young people away from home for the first time, temporarily making do with ramen noodles on their way to a degree and the good life.

These Christian teachers want to bring Jesus into public schools - legally

These Christian teachers want to bring Jesus into public schools - legally

The Christian Educators Association International, an organization that sees the nation's public schools as "the largest single mission field in America," aims to show Christian teachers how to live their faith - and evangelize in public schools - without running afoul of the Constitution's prohibition on the government establishing or promoting any particular religion.

State-sanctioned heroin shooting gallery proposed in Ithaca

His proposal, part of a plan to address drug abuse in the 31,000-person college town in central New York, is not a novel idea. Safe injection sites, which also connect clients to treatment programs and offer emergency care to reverse overdoses, exist in 27 cities in other parts of the world. Some have been around for decades.

From Zambia to SCCC: Meet President Steady Moono

From Zambia to SCCC: Meet President Steady Moono

chenectady County Community College President Steady Moono started in July after being hired away from Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania.

Duo offers graduate-level investing class

SCHENECTADY

Duo offers graduate-level investing class

The public is being invited to take a graduate-level college class in business management and investing led by two high-profile instructors: Noted economist and fund manager Hugh A. Johnson and Nick Smirensky, chief investment officer with the New York State Health Foundation.

Schenectady schools face budget ambiguity

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady schools face budget ambiguity

Schenectady school officials may have to cut as much as $3.5 million in next year’s budget — or they may have as much as $2.5 million more to spend, Superintendent Larry Spring told school board members on Wednesday night.

Schenectady County near top in school breakfast

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady County near top in school breakfast

Woodlawn Elementary School fifth-grader Alex Thomas wasn’t feeling like having breakfast on Thursday morning, but one was sitting just feet away waiting for him to change his mind.

WASHINGTON

Schumer pushes for school lead tests

Sen. Charles E. Schumer said Wednesday he would introduce legislation to test school drinking water for lead contamination.

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna schools look to map out the model graduate

What should a Niskayuna High School graduate know when they finish their time in the district? What skills should they possess? What defines a world-class education?

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna Catholic school teacher suspended after child left outside

A teacher at the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish School has been suspended after a child was allegedly locked out of the school building for a period of time Monday afternoon, according to CBS6, the Gazette’s newsgathering partner.

ALBANY

State Legislature elects 3 new regents as board enters new era

New York’s top education policymaking body, the Board of Regents, enters a new era this spring as three new members take their seats on the 17-person board and a new chancellor is elected.

Three women face disciplinary hearing at UAlbany

ALBANY

Three women face disciplinary hearing at UAlbany

The University at Albany is set to hold student disciplinary proceedings this morning related to last month’s racial incident at the school, according to an attorney for one of the three women criminally charged.

Schenectady coalition seeks more education funding at Capitol

CAPITOL

Schenectady coalition seeks more education funding at Capitol

A recently-formed coalition of Schenectady clergy and community activists pressed their message of “fully funding” Schenectady city schools at the state Capitol on Monday.

Shen grad helped discover a new window on the universe

CLIFTON PARK

Shen grad helped discover a new window on the universe

Even as a first-grader Joe Betzwieser knew he was interested in science, space and asking (and maybe answering) big questions.

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