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Union College Founders Day speaker decries humanities decline
SCHENECTADY

Union College Founders Day speaker decries humanities decline

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
Life without art majors and philosophers would be like an airplane trip without movies, music or magazines for entertainment, Laura Trombley told students at Union College on Thursday.
 
Cuomo's ‘failing schools’ list stokes debate in Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

Cuomo's ‘failing schools’ list stokes debate in Schenectady

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
King and Lincoln schools were included on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s list of 178 “failing schools,” which also includes schools in 16 other districts.
 
SCHENECTADY

Report card again discouraging at Schenectady middle, high schools

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Just like last year, students in the Schenectady City School District are failing middle school in droves.
 
OPPENHEIM, EPHRATAH & ST. JOHNSVILLE

Fonda-Fultonville principal accepts job as OESJ superintendent

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
After a lengthy selection process, Fonda-Fultonville High School Principal David Halloran was named superintendent of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District on Wednesday.
 
Students share plan for Rotterdam water system
ROTTERDAM

Students share plan for Rotterdam water system

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
High school students who studied the town of Rotterdam’s water system found vast improvements to the 60-year-old infrastructure of pipes are needed — and two separate ways to approach the problem.
 
Shenendehowa graduates took different routes to Oscar wins
CLIFTON PARK

Shenendehowa graduates took different routes to Oscar wins

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
What do “Big Hero 6” — a Disney animation feature with a white, oversized, plush, inflatable robot named BayMax — and “Whiplash” — an independent jazz drama — have in common? The films allowed Shenendehowa graduates Thomas Curley and Jason Figliozzi to each secure and Oscar.
 
ALBANY

NY private schools sue to overturn athlete transfer rule

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
Nine private and charter schools have sued to overturn the new rule for scholastic athletics in upstate New York that would make many students ineligible to play sports for a year when they transfer to a new school without changing residency.
 
Tedisco says lessons learned on basketball court still valuable today
SCHENECTADY

Tedisco says lessons learned on basketball court still valuable today

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
James Tedisco says serving in the state Assembly is like playing basketball: You have to work as a team, and you shouldn’t care who gets the credit.
 
Marathon spelling bee at Proctors
SCHENECTADY

Marathon spelling bee at Proctors

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
The Capital Region Spelling Bee saw 115 students in grades 4-8 representing 64 school districts compete.
 
MAYFIELD

Mayfield school superintendent search down to final four

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
Four candidates for superintendent of the Mayfield Central School District will begin the “semifinal” round of interviewing this week, nearly two years after the retirement of Paul G. Williamsen in 2013.
 
Pulitzer winner details history of racial injustice
SCHENECTADY

Pulitzer winner details history of racial injustice

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
On Tuesday evening in the Schenectady County Community College auditorium, Gilbert King, a guest speaker invited in honor of Black History Month, commanded the attention of a small, but riveted audience of about 30 people as he told the story of Thurgood Marshall’s life before he became a Supreme Court justice.
 
Friends, community struggling with Schenectady teen's death
SCHENECTADY

Friends, community struggling with Schenectady teen's death

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
They’re missing him everywhere: at the pool, where he should be wearing lifeguard gear; in choir, where he could be found playing guitar; online, making videos; or in person, attentively listening to music.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo urges probe of teacher evaluations

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has urged the state Education Department to investigate the results of teacher evaluations to see whether the process is skewed to favor teachers.
 
GLOVERSVILLE

Gloversville school district to hear recommendations

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
The Gloversville Enlarged School District next month will see the results of a study commissioned last year to recommend how best to move forward in terms of educational programming and infrastructure.
 

School districts draw up budgets in the dark

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Budgets are never easy, but this year has taken the process to a new level of misery.
 
 

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