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Siblings thrive balancing Harvard, music career

AMSTERDAM

Siblings thrive balancing Harvard, music career

Being a full-time musician touring the country can be a hectic and exhausting career — late to bed after gigs, and early to rise for press junkets and promotional radio and TV appearances. But Fort Plain siblings Jocelyn and Chris Arndt seem to make it work with ease.

Modern Welding School continues providing in-demand skill

SCHENECTADY

Modern Welding School continues providing in-demand skill

Much of the old-time industrial landscape of Schenectady is changed or gone, but a trade school teaching one of the most vital industrial skills is still going strong, and marking its 80th year in 2016.

SCHENECTADY

Sch’dy teachers raise concerns with history Regents exam

The question on the June American History Regents exam asked students to choose two major American reform movements and describe their historical context and how successfully they achieved their goals.

MiSci eyes connection to Vale Park

SCHENECTADY

MiSci eyes connection to Vale Park

The Museum of Innovation and Science is seeking state funding to move forward with plans to connect the museum with Vale Park.

SICM lunch program back for 22nd year

SCHENECTADY

SICM lunch program back for 22nd year

For impoverished families that rely on schools to provide their children with breakfast and lunch during the week, summer brings the additional struggle of affording enough food to nourish their children.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady school board OKs raises for teachers, superintendent

The Schenectady school board re-elected Cathy Lewis board president and approved raises for teachers and Superintendent Larry Spring at its annual organization meeting Wednesday.

Clinton wins Sanders praise with expanded college-cost plan

Clinton wins Sanders praise with expanded college-cost plan

Hillary Clinton is changing her college-affordability plan in an effort to reach Bernie Sanders supporters, proposing the elimination of public in-state tuition for students whose families make less than $125,000.

School board likely to boost Spring’s pay

SCHENECTADY

School board likely to boost Spring’s pay

The Schenectady school board today will consider contractual changes that would boost Superintendent Larry Spring’s salary nearly $4,000.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady teachers set for 1 percent annual pay bump

Schenectady teachers will receive annual salary increases of 1 percent on top of contractual raises based on experience, under a new teachers contract set for board approval Wednesday.

Area programs seek to stifle effects of 'summer slide'

CAPITAL REGION

Area programs seek to stifle effects of 'summer slide'

Amoyiea and Alleeah Myers sat in the front row and beamed with confidence during one of countless arts, crafts and reading activities schedules in Schenectady County libraries this summer.

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna school district not ready for pricey video system

Niskayuna school officials aren’t ready to jump into an investment in high-end Cisco video “collaboration systems” — but they agree the technology is pretty cool.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Audit: Saratoga school district understated fund balance

A new state comptroller’s audit faults the Saratoga Springs City School District for understating its fund balance, which would otherwise have exceeded what the state recommends.

SCCC trustees informed of Moono’s arrest within 24 hours

SCHENECTADY

SCCC trustees informed of Moono’s arrest within 24 hours

Schenectady County Community College trustees were made aware of President Steady Moono’s May 5 drunken driving arrest within 24 hours, according to emails provided to The Daily Gazette in response to a public records request.

Amsterdam, Mohonasen high schools hold graduation ceremonies

AMSTERDAM & SCHENECTADY

Amsterdam, Mohonasen high schools hold graduation ceremonies

As soon as the students got to their seats, they turned and looked. In the seats behind and above them, they saw smiling parents and grandparents looking back.

Colonie Islamic School awards first high school diploma

COLONIE

Colonie Islamic School awards first high school diploma

When Amnah Dhailia was 7 or 8 years old, she joined her mom at a meeting at an Islamic Center in Chicago, where they lived at the time. As her mom’s meeting stretched on, Amnah climbed onto a shelf and picked up a book — she couldn’t help herself.

Middleburgh teacher receives statewide honor for excellence

MIDDLEBURGH

Middleburgh teacher receives statewide honor for excellence

Middleburgh Jr./Sr. High School teacher Mollie Burgett thought she was attending a routine meeting with Principal Lori Petrosino on Friday.

Schenectady grads celebrate achievements with joy

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady grads celebrate achievements with joy

They are the G.O.A.T — the greatest of all time — at least that’s what Friday’s Schenectady graduates argue.

SCOTIA

Contractor picked to install sidewalks leading to 2 Scotia schools

Adirondack Landscaping, Inc., a Scotia-based construction group, will be the company in charge of installing sidewalks leading up to two village schools.

GLOVERSVILLE

Elementary school principal named in Gloversville

An interim principal at an elementary school in Middleburgh has been named the principal of Kingsborough Elementary School in Gloversville.

Niskayuna graduates head off to write new chapters in life

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna graduates head off to write new chapters in life

For some, it’s the last box they have to check.

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