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Yale sets policy that could allow renaming of Calhoun College

Yale sets policy that could allow renaming of Calhoun College

On Friday, the university announced a new procedure for considering the renaming of university buildings, along with an official reconsideration of the controversial decision last spring to keep the Calhoun name. A new — and final — verdict is expected early next year.

Schenectady Education Foundation awards $26K in teacher grants

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Education Foundation awards $26K in teacher grants

Sixth-grade girls at Schenectady’s three middle schools will have a chance in the spring to spend a day doing science and engineering, thanks to the newest round of Schenectady Education Foundation grants.

SUNY opens door to tuition bumps

NEW YORK STATE

SUNY opens door to tuition bumps

After a year of flat tuition at State University of New York colleges, SUNY campuses will have the option to raise tuition as much as $300 each of the next four years, under a proposal approved by the SUNY Trustees on Wednesday.

Hometown Health opens two Schenectady school-based clinics

SCHENECTADY

Hometown Health opens two Schenectady school-based clinics

A pair of new school-based health clinics run by Hometown Health – one at the high school and the second at Mont Pleasant Middle School – had their ribbon-cutting on Wednesday.

Teens charged with bomb threats in Guilderland

GUILDERLAND

Teens charged with bomb threats in Guilderland

Two teen boys were charged with making two email threats toward Guilderland High School on Nov. 21 and Nov. 29, police said.

After-school fight spills into Schenectady neighbor’s yard

SCHENECTADY

After-school fight spills into Schenectady neighbor’s yard

An after-school fight promoted by students at Schenectady High School on Monday broke out a few blocks from school a half-hour after dismissal, knocking down part of a fence and spilling into the backyard of a Glenwood Boulevard home.

Guilderland High School responds to bomb threat

GUILDERLAND

Guilderland High School responds to bomb threat

Police set up checkpoints at Guilderland High School after a bomb threat was made against the school Tuesday morning, the second such threat in eight days.

Ohio State student identified as campus attacker, nearly a dozen hospitalized

COLUMBUS, Ohio

Ohio State student identified as campus attacker, nearly a dozen hospitalized

An Ohio State student drove a speeding car into a crowd outside a classroom building Monday morning, then got out and slashed at people with a large knife, sending 11 people to the hospital in what authorities said was a planned assault.

Once approved, spring start eyed for school projects

Once approved, spring start eyed for school projects

Broadalbin-Perth district voters approved the plan by referendum on May 17 with nearly 60 percent of 1,200 votes cast. The school district is now waiting for state approval.

Adjustments are key for Afghan immigrant in Niskayuna

NISKAYUNA

Adjustments are key for Afghan immigrant in Niskayuna

Mariam Alizada and her family left the near-daily bombings and the promise of lifelong unemployment in Kabul to move to Niskayuna in 2015. She is safer here, but the adjustment period has been a long one.

Teachers share lessons from ‘innovative’ classroom styles

CAPITAL REGION

Teachers share lessons from ‘innovative’ classroom styles

Some teachers are working to “flip” their classrooms, turn traditional units of study into in-depth projects and leverage technology to offer courses to students in multiple districts.

Schenectady students grapple with Trump victory

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady students grapple with Trump victory

On Nov. 9, members of the Schenectady High School Roots Club found themselves in a world they either thought didn’t exist or that they worried might exist.

Niskayuna reports nine athletic code violations

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna reports nine athletic code violations

Nine students violated the Niskayuna athletic code of conduct during the fall sports season, Niskayuna High School Principal John Rickert told the school board last week.

Music is key at Niskayuna, Shenendehowa

Music is key at Niskayuna, Shenendehowa

There was a time not so long ago when school districts dropped their arts programs to balance their budgets. But at two local high schools, music is thriving.

Nisky super ‘impressed’ with potential Chinese partner school

Nisky super ‘impressed’ with potential Chinese partner school

Niskayuna Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra Jr. will make a presentation about his visit with the Beijing-based Montessori school next month.

SCHENECTADY

Central Park gym closed after asbestos find

A Central Park Middle School gym has been sealed off for more than a week, after a construction worker discovered asbestos while cutting into a drain pipe.

ALBANY

Regents may change 2018 tests after all

The day after state education officials promised to make no changes to annual math and English tests for two years, they changed course and opened the door to changes in 2018, citing the uncertainty of a new presidential administration.

Don't miss tonight's Gazette Holiday Parade

SCHENECTADY

Don't miss tonight's Gazette Holiday Parade

The Daily Gazette Holiday Parade always brings a big crowd to downtown Schenectady. This year’s big show, the traditional start of the holiday season, begins Saturday at 5 p.m.

Some regents call for policy on closing ‘opportunity gap’

NEW YORK STATE

Some regents call for policy on closing ‘opportunity gap’

Some members of the Board of Regents on Tuesday called for a policy that would better address the opportunity gap that underlies the academic disparities at the heart of much education discourse.

Author Tracy Kidder to visit Schenectady High School

SCHENECTADY

Author Tracy Kidder to visit Schenectady High School

Tracy Kidder, a Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction author, will be at Schenectady High School on Thursday night for a public event as part of the Schenectady County Public Library’s 50th Anniversary.

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