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Nancy Zimpher to resign as SUNY chancellor in 2017

Nancy Zimpher to resign as SUNY chancellor in 2017

Nancy L. Zimpher, who has been credited with elevating the State University of New York, the nation’s largest public university system, since becoming chancellor seven years ago, is stepping down next year, the university announced on Tuesday.

NISKAYUNA

Few management firms interested in Niskayuna school project

Niskayuna school board members were disappointed with the number of proposals from firms looking to manage an approximately $5 million construction project the district plans to take out for voter approval later this year.

Determination, steady progress pay off for Siena grad

LOUDONVILLE

Determination, steady progress pay off for Siena grad

Twelve years ago, Diana King applied for a secretarial job at Siena College. The job was filled by an internal candidate, but King didn’t stop there.

Work on BH-BL High School addition to start soon

BURNT HILLS & BALLSTON LAKE

Work on BH-BL High School addition to start soon

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school officials plan to break ground on a new addition at the high school — centered on science, technology, engineering, arts and math — as soon as students finish for the year in June.

Dreams stall as New York City’s engine of mobility sputters

Dreams stall as New York City’s engine of mobility sputters

Established in 1847 as the Free Academy of New York to educate “the children of the whole people,” as its founder Townsend Harris said, City College has been called “the poor man’s Harvard.” Tuition-free until 1976, it has produced 10 Nobel Prize winners. It was a hotbed of Jewish intellectuals in the 1930s, and today it welcomes the ambitious children of families from around the world, many of them poor and working class.

BH-BL expands computer options for students

BURNT HILLS & BALLSTON LAKE

BH-BL expands computer options for students

Michele Bowker’s first-grade class spread out in small groups across her Pashley Elementary School classroom last week.

SCHENECTADY

Middle school open houses set for Thursday

At 6 p.m. Thursday, the three middle schools plan to hold open houses at which parents can meet principals, teachers and staff and learn about other school events and programs.

Ex-student sues Siena, citing rape

LOUDONVILLE

Ex-student sues Siena, citing rape

A former Siena College student is suing the school, contending she was raped in her dorm in 2014 and the school could have prevented it.

RPI grads urged to use their education for good

TROY

RPI grads urged to use their education for good

Hundreds of graduates and their friends and families endured soaring temperatures on Saturday to take part in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s 210th commencement ceremony, which was held at the school’s East Campus Athletic Village Stadium in Troy.

ROTTERDAM

Mohonasen kids get extra school break

Mohonasen Central School District students have a few extra days to fill this Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to the mild winter — no school days — and language in the teachers’ contract, the district’s students have a six-day break.

Two Niskayuna teachers get a surprise, and an award

NISKAYUNA

Two Niskayuna teachers get a surprise, and an award

After the bell rang at 9:13 a.m. and the second block of classes began, the hallways of Niskayuna High School were quiet Thursday except for the rustling of about a dozen people hurrying to a classroom with balloons and cameras in tow.

NISKAYUNA

Survey series launched by Niskayuna school district

The Niskayuna Central School District has launched a series of online communications surveys.

Leaked questions rekindle fierce debate over Common Core tests

Leaked questions rekindle fierce debate over Common Core tests

The questions, taken from a Common Core fourth-grade reading test, came to a Columbia professor in an email from an anonymous teacher, part of a blistering critique of the exam.

Schenectady City School District  begins filling new jobs

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady City School District begins filling new jobs

Schenectady school officials are looking to fill a number of new positions in its recently-approved budget, including a recruitment specialist and eight new elementary teachers.

Writing workshops give Gloversville students opportunity for feedback

GLOVERSVILLE

Writing workshops give Gloversville students opportunity for feedback

A Gloversville Middle School classroom was turned into a writer’s room on Tuesday where students pitched movie ideas to screenwriter Edithe Swensen, of Wilton, and scored feedback from a professional.

JOHNSTOWN

Johnstown schools superintendent resigning

Greater Johnstown School District Superintendent Robert A. DeLilli announced his resignation at a May 19 school board meeting, according to a news item on the district's website.

High school art students, NYC artist partner to bring dragon puppet to life

MIDDLEBURGH

High school art students, NYC artist partner to bring dragon puppet to life

Teresa Norfolk's art students at Middleburgh High School are working with New York City-based puppet artist Andy Gaukel to construct a dragon puppet for the West Fulton Puppet Festival scheduled for July 10 and 11.

SCHENECTADY

No school for Schenectady City School students Friday

Because no school days were canceled due to snow this past winter, Schenectady students will be off school Friday.

FMCC president urges grads to put skills to work

JOHNSTOWN

FMCC president urges grads to put skills to work

With bagpipes blaring, the Schenectady Pipe Band ushered Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s 474 graduates and academic dignitaries into the school’s 51st commencement ceremony Friday night

Fox’s Kelly challenges graduates with ‘tough talk’

ALBANY

Fox’s Kelly challenges graduates with ‘tough talk’

More than 100 graduates received their law degrees during a Friday morning ceremony at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

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