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Posted on October 10 at 8:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

there was more than one student involved. he was outnumbered.

From: Student admits assaulting Schenectady High School principal

Posted on June 1 at 8:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Dear 'Daily' (since you've chosen not to use your real name),

Have you seen the caved in sidewalk in front of the Union Inn or the washed out basement with water and mud coming through the foundation?

You are entitled to your opinion about Joyce and her boys, but the facts are the facts. Maddalone's property has insufficient drainage and nobody is being held accountable for the damage being done to neighboring properties.

You say Joyce and the boys have ruined the reputation of the Union Inn. Really? I've heard many stories about the Union Inn prior to Joyce's ownership, and I’m glad I never went there then....women being groped (and worse) by 'public servants' and then bullied into not reporting them. I've NEVER had a bad experience at the Union Inn under Joyce's ownership. In fact, Joyce and the boys have stood up for me when I needed it.

Let's be honest, there's not a bar in Schenectady or anywhere else for that matter without its share of stories and rumors. But all that aside, Maddalone and company should be held accountable for the damage they’ve done.

From: Union Inn closes down

Posted on June 8 at 9:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And let's also not forget about the difference between 10 year old and 18 year olds when it comes to behavior and cognitive development. And then there's intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation. Ten year olds are still motivated by things that would not work with an 18 year old. I think everyone can agree that getting a HS diploma is better than not getting a HS diploma. I just hope that all of the factors are being taken into consideration so that we are equipped to provide these students with what they need to be successful.

From: Schenectady may require school until 18

Posted on June 8 at 8:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

As a teacher (in Schenectady) I can see the pros and cons to this but I must take issue with the statement that teaching an 18 year old who doesn't want to learn is no different than teaching a 10 year old who doesn't want to learn. I have to wonder if the woman who made this statement has ever been in a classroom with an 18 year old male who doesn't want to learn. I have. And as an 'average sized' woman, I can say that I'd take the 10 year old any day over an angry adult male who has me by 6 inches and 50 pounds.

From: Schenectady may require school until 18

Posted on November 4 at 8:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Great article! As a middle school math teacher and parent of 2 elementary aged children, I couldn't agree more.

From: Core Learning, teacher testing hurting kids and home life

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