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ALBANY

NY requires colleges to report crimes to police

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
New York is requiring colleges and universities to notify police within 24 hours after a violent felony is reported or someone goes missing from university housing.
 
Graduation rate drop not unexpected in Schenectady
CAPITAL REGION

Graduation rate drop not unexpected in Schenectady

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
The Schenectady City School District’s graduation rate dropped significantly in 2014, but district Superintendent Laurence Spring said the numbers were to be expected considering the circumstances.
 
Teen seeks to ‘spark’ girls’ STEM interest
MALTA

Teen seeks to ‘spark’ girls’ STEM interest

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Organizers of the annual Girls Inc. summit thought Shaker High School senior Gili Rusak would make a good role model for the attendees because of her extensive resume of accomplishments.
 
BALLSTON SPA

Baker named Gordon Creek principal

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Kent Baker has been appointed the new principal of Gordon Creek Elementary School, effective Jan. 5.
 
BUFFALO

More New York students graduate despite standards

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
New York's high school graduation rate improved slightly to 76.4 percent last year, despite the state's adoption of new learning standards.
 
Union College concerned about Schenectady casino
SCHENECTADY

Union College concerned about Schenectady casino

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Union College is again reiterating its concerns about the proximity of a casino to its campus in Schenectady, which was just recommended today for a casino by state regulators.
 

Most NY teachers rated effective in evaluations

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Better than nine out of 10 New York school teachers were rated effective or highly effective last year, results of state-mandated reviews showed Tuesday. Education leaders said it may be the evaluation system itself that needs improvement.
 
Montgomery County schools ask for state to end aid adjustment
AMSTERDAM

Montgomery County schools ask for state to end aid adjustment

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Area school superintendents and state officials stood together Tuesday to call for the dissolution of the Gap Elimination Adjustment, which would in turn increase state funding for public schools.
 
BUFFALO

Most New York teachers rated effective

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Better than nine out of 10 New York school teachers were rated effective or highly effective last year, results of state-mandated reviews showed Tuesday.
 
Schenectady couple gives scholarships, building to SCCC
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady couple gives scholarships, building to SCCC

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
Fred Kindl died six years ago but left a legacy for students at Schenectady County Community College. Since his death, his wife, Catherine, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the college in scholarship funding, and donated a building to house SCCC’s workforce development program.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Local colleges push for students to finish in 4 years

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
With ever-increasing tuition costs, there’s a growing push for colleges to get students to graduate within the prescribed four-year window — even if some students don’t recognize the financial significance.
 
Olochnowicz named Schenectady Teacher of the Year

Olochnowicz named Schenectady Teacher of the Year

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Van Corlaer Elementary School second-grade teacher Kristen Olochnowicz was selected as 2015 Schenectady City School District Teacher of the Year.
 
ALBANY

King leaving state Education Department for federal post

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
New York’s education commissioner will step down at year’s end for a post in the Obama administration, ending a 3 1/2-year run that included a series of major and often contested reforms.
 
ALBANY

Schumer says NY getting $25M grant for preschool

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says New York will receive a nearly $25 million federal grant for preschool programs in the state.
 
JOHNSTOWN

Voters OK Johnstown school district capital project

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Greater Johnstown School District voters overwhelmingly approved a $39.6 million capital project Tuesday night.
 
 

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