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Student accused of lying about bus attack says UAlbany dismissal unfair

ALBANY

Student accused of lying about bus attack says UAlbany dismissal unfair

A decision to dismiss from the university one of the three women accused of making false allegations of a racially motivated attack must be overturned, the woman’s attorney argues in a recent court filing.

James Stellar named interim president at UAlbany

ALBANY

James Stellar named interim president at UAlbany

The State University of New York Board of Trustees appointed Dr. James R. Stellar as interim president of the University at Albany on Wednesday, effective immediately.

Police: Albany woman lied about ex threatening to shoot her

HALFMOON

Police: Albany woman lied about ex threatening to shoot her

A woman is accused of falsely claiming her ex-boyfriend threatened to shoot her in a Walmart parking lot, state police said.

Board of Regents looks to rewrite school principal standards

ALBANY

Board of Regents looks to rewrite school principal standards

The Board of Regents to is attempting to update school principal leadership standards and review and update what goes into to training and certifying school building leaders.

Albany police seek assistance in identifying subject

ALBANY

Albany police seek assistance in identifying subject

Albany police are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying a subject in reference to an unlawful surveillance investigation.

Changes considered for school violent incident reporting

ALBANY

Changes considered for school violent incident reporting

Schools would have 11 fewer categories of violent incidents to report to state officials each year under changes being considered to the Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting System.

Board of Regents concerned with comparing annual tests

ALBANY

Board of Regents concerned with comparing annual tests

The Board of Regents agrees annual changes to state tests render them incomparable to past years’ results, but there’s less accord over what that means.

Former Albany teacher indicted on charges of raping a student

ALBANY

Former Albany teacher indicted on charges of raping a student

An Ulster County woman, formerly employed as a teacher at LaSalle School in Albany, was indicted in Albany County Court on charges she raped one of her students.

Education activists plan walk to raise funding awareness

SCHENECTADY

Education activists plan walk to raise funding awareness

It’s about 20 miles from Schenectady to Albany, and a group of activists and community members plan to make that trip on foot in a few weeks to raise awareness for the issue of funding public schools in New York state.

Albany Civic's 'The Best Man' timely, razor-sharp political drama

ALBANY

Albany Civic's 'The Best Man' timely, razor-sharp political drama

Fifty-five years ago, playwright Gore Vidal’s "The Best Man," a biting drama about political posturing and pursuit of power, premiered on Broadway. Currently running at Albany Civic Theater, the play is timely, and it seems almost prescient.

Former ITT Tech students find home at SCCC

COLONIE

Former ITT Tech students find home at SCCC

In the wake of ITT Tech campuses shuttering in 38 states this week, community colleges have reached out to the jilted students, offering accelerated admissions and consideration of credit transfers. Schenectady County Community College promised ITT Tech students a “generous transfer.”

ALBANY

Latham man receives jail time for preparing false tax returns

A Latham man received three months of weekends in jail Friday for preparing more than a dozen false tax returns for clients, making up or inflating false tax deductions, officials said.

COLONIE

Car crashes into Colonie house

An early morning crash into a house led to the arrest of a Colonie driver on drunk driving and other charges, police said.

Regents' workgroup plans more research in policy process

Regents' workgroup plans more research in policy process

A new workgroup for the Board of Regents plans to infuse more scholarly research and evidence into education policy discussions, inviting academics and other researchers to contribute more to the conversation.

Man pleads guilty to hindering prosecution in Colonie murder

COLONIE

Man pleads guilty to hindering prosecution in Colonie murder

The second man charged in the killing of a hairstylist in a Colonie salon last year pleaded guilty Thursday morning to a lesser charge of hindering prosecution.

Cuomo signs legislation to update state alcohol law

Cuomo signs legislation to update state alcohol law

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday to modernize New York's archaic 80-year-old Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, which included provisions prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages at on-premises establishments before noon on Sunday.

ITT Educational Services closes its campuses

ITT Educational Services closes its campuses

One of the nation’s largest for-profit educational companies - with a location in Colonie - closed all its campuses Tuesday, putting an end to an operation that has been accused of widespread fraud and abuse.

Colonie youth swim instructor arrested on child pornography charge

NEW SCOTLAND

Colonie youth swim instructor arrested on child pornography charge

An investigation into a noise complaint Sunday led to the arrest of a Colonie youth swimming instructor on child pornography possession charge, Albany County Sheriff’s officials said.

Colonie salon homicide defendant pleads guilty

ALBANY

Colonie salon homicide defendant pleads guilty

The man accused of stabbing and killing Jacquelyn Porreca at a Colonie salon last year admitted to the murder this morning, Albany County District Attorney's officials said.

Report: Number of state retirees claiming over $100k pensions over 3,000

ALBANY

Report: Number of state retirees claiming over $100k pensions over 3,000

A report shows that the number of retirees receiving pensions over $100,000 from the New York State and Local Retirement System exceeded 3,000 for the first time during the system’s 2016 fiscal year.

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