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Posted on February 27 at 10:04 a.m.

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From: Schenectady councilman may face opposition from his own party

Posted on February 1 at 12:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Read the article again. The SCSD is woefully underfunded by the State, compared to other districts in the area. If it receives the money it's due, or, more realistically for now, additional funds necessary to provide the programs its students need and deserve, its very qualified teachers would be able to help more students reach their potential.
He also says the money would be used to help lower the tax rate.
Interim Supt. Yagielski pointed out many times that if schools are not large enough, the K-8 model is not financially efficient, nor does it benefit the students. The best programming cannot be provided for small schools.
Right now few other students than those in the Magnet Schools and some at MPMS are bussed.
Supt. Spring is trying to equalize the playing field for his {our)students. For that he should be applauded.

From: Schenectady's Spring finds an ear in Albany

Posted on January 30 at 7:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

SCSD is correct, rather than SCSC.

From: Schenectady schools superintendent has hearing over school aid

Posted on January 30 at 7:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

SCSC is very fortunate to have a superintendent who has gathered the facts to make a compelling case for increasing state aid to meet the needs of all of Schenectady's students. I wish him well, and thank him, as he continues this dialogue with the state.

From: Schenectady schools superintendent has hearing over school aid

Posted on December 3 at 3:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The 'early intervention" program mentioned, REMOVED many remedial (interventional) reading teachers and math teachers from the early grades. This was not a way to provide "early intervention," but a way to save more than a million dollars. True Early Intervention is crucial to catching students before they fall into the cracks, and have a very difficult time catching up, if ever. The previous "Early Intervention" program was working before it was all but scrapped. The SCSD would do well to re-establish that program.

From: District to revise special ed program

Posted on September 18 at 1:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Nice piece about positives in our city,and other cities, hardly ever mentioned. Thank you!

From: Grandma

Posted on July 24 at 11:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Will the courses, programs, and new campus be only for the inner city and minorities of Albany?

Since, as you noted, the NanoCollege has received generous state funding, it would seem that such students in Schenectady, Troy, and Rennselaer, whose taxpayers have also helped fund the NanoCollege, should also be included. They are close enough to be transported to Albany.

Could you (the Gazette), do more research and another article, examining this question?

Thank you.

From: Editorial: Partners in nanotech

Posted on June 21 at 4:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What a great story of determination, hard work, and success.

Kudos to Ashante for attaining his goal, and the SCSD high school program and staff members who helped him succeed.

Nothing breeds success like success. May Ashante continue on this path.

From: Hard work pays off for unlikely Schenectady high graduate

Posted on May 22 at 1:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Can't imagine God as "punishing" the residents of Schenectady because they remain here, nor should they be seen as fools.

The fools would be those who constantly run down Schenectady in Daily Gazette blogs, TU blogs, and other community blogs.

If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

Please run for the City Council where you can use your expertise, as did Vince Riggi.

From: Editorial: Schenectady's '4 percent solution' won't solve assessment problem

Posted on April 9 at 3:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

More questions:
Will the student population of this charter school reflect the same %'s of ELL, Special Ed students, and Free-Reduced Lunch recipients of the SCSD, as now required in New York State?
Will financial support be provided by the Brighter Choice Foundation, and big corporations such as Walmart?
How many parents will be on the School Board of Eximius Academy?

From: Proposed charter school to unveil its vision

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