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Study finds alcohol abuse common in Niskayuna schools
NISKAYUNA

Study finds alcohol abuse common in Niskayuna schools

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
A new survey found alcohol was the most commonly abused substance among Niskayuna students.
 
SCHENECTADY

Panel recommends redistricting plan for Schenectady schools

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Out of three proposed options for attendance zones in the Schenectady City School District, a committee of school officials, parents and community members named “elementary/middle school option three” as the best choice for redistricting on Wednesday.
 
Shen approves transgender access policy
CLIFTON PARK

Shen approves transgender access policy

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Shenendehowa Central School District Board of Education adopted a policy allowing transgender high school students to request access to a bathroom or locker facilities that correspond with their identifying sex.
 
miSci launching Challenger Learning Center
SCHENECTADY

miSci launching Challenger Learning Center

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
A hands-on space exploration center in the works for over a decade is finally being built at the Museum of Innovation and Science.
 
Capital Region’s only Islamic school grows
COLONIE

Capital Region’s only Islamic school grows

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
It’s been a long road for the Annur Islamic School, which has been short on resources but is finally growing.
 
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.
 
 

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