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BALLSTON SPA

Grand re-opening planned for two Ballston Spa schools

Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

The Ballston Spa Central School District will hold a grand re-opening celebration for the Wood Road and Milton Terrace elementary schools starting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
 
Niskayuna school year kicks off with a tune
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna school year kicks off with a tune

Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

On the last day of summer vacation, while kids in Niskayuna slept in, their teachers danced.
 
Schenectady schools welcome more than 100 new hires
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady schools welcome more than 100 new hires

Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
Eileen Berlanti enjoyed her time with Schenectady before, both the teachers and working with the students.
 
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam district gets $50K to add behavior specialist

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015
The Greater Amsterdam School District is receiving $50,000 this year to hire a second behavior specialist to help keep at-risk students in the classroom.
 
Teams aid the ‘glue’ of Schenectady soccer
SCHENECTADY

Teams aid the ‘glue’ of Schenectady soccer

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
Chris Hamilton had gone one-on-one against Mahmoud Shohatee many times on the soccer field, with mixed results, but Hamilton and his Schalmont teammates played for Shohatee on Wednesday morning rather than against him.
 
ALBANY

Ex-Union Graduate College president joins UAlbany

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
Laura Schweitzer, the former president of Union Graduate College in Schenectady, is taking a leadership role at the University at Albany.
 
No improvement: ACT says college exam scores are stagnant
WASHINGTON

No improvement: ACT says college exam scores are stagnant

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
U.S. high schools haven't shown much improvement in the past four years when it comes to preparing college-ready graduates, according to the Iowa-based nonprofit group that administers the ACT college entrance exam.
 
NY looks for alternatives to sanctions to curb test opt-outs
BUFFALO

NY looks for alternatives to sanctions to curb test opt-outs

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
New York education officials are steering away from financial sanctions for schools whose students skipped this year's Common Core tests in droves and looking at school districts with high test participation for ways to curb opt-outs elsewhere.
 
 At Wild Center, view nature from every angle
TUPPER LAKE

At Wild Center, view nature from every angle

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
The Wild Center, which opened in 2006, was designed to make science and nature accessible and appealing to visitors. It's working.
 
29 earn diplomas through Schenectady High summer program
SCHENECTADY

29 earn diplomas through Schenectady High summer program

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Twenty-nine students walked across the stage of Schenectady High School’s auditorium Wednesday to receive their diplomas as part of the August Commencement Ceremony.
 
Networks, stars to raise awareness for education
NEW YORK

Networks, stars to raise awareness for education

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015
The four largest broadcast networks will simultaneously air a fundraising special for education next month featuring Stephen Colbert, Scarlett Johansson and other celebrity entertainers.
 
NY Common Core exam questions challenged
CAPITAL REGION

NY Common Core exam questions challenged

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015
Presented with a third-grade reading comprehension question from the 2015 state exams, Schenectady schools Superintendent Larry Spring took his time.
 
Beloved Broadalbin-Perth principal dies
BROADALBIN & PERTH

Beloved Broadalbin-Perth principal dies

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015
The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District lost a “community fixture” when longtime high school Principal Margaret Robin Blowers passed away Sunday at age 59 following a long battle with cancer.
 
Schenectady High students build bridge in park
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady High students build bridge in park

Friday, July 31, 2015

Schenectady High School students say they not only built a bridge, they also built friendships.
 
SCCC may offer program in marijuana growing
SCHENECTADY

SCCC may offer program in marijuana growing

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Fiorello Pharmaceuticals has pledged to provide $100,000 to Schenectady County Community College if it is one of five contractors chosen by the state Health Department to provide marijuana to patients suffering from certain medical conditions.
 
 

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