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Shen unified team is about more than basketball
CLIFTON PARK

Shen unified team is about more than basketball

Monday, May 4, 2015
With 30 minutes to go in one of her squad’s preseason practices, head coach Carley Galarneau has her team’s attention. The eyes of the 20-plus players, managers, aides and assistant coaches for the Shenendehowa unified sports basketball team are all on her as she explains an upcoming exercise.
 
Retirement costs ease for school districts
CAPITAL REGION

Retirement costs ease for school districts

Monday, May 4, 2015

Some teachers may have the stock market to thank for their jobs.
 
OPPENHEIM, EPHRATAH & ST. JOHNSVILLE

Officials: OESJ merger saved money, didn't help kids

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Three years after the Oppenheim-Ephratah and St. Johnsville central school districts merged, the combined district has improved its fiscal situation and stabilized the tax rate. But the merger has failed to accomplished its most important goal — helping the students, according to Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Superintendent Patrick Michel.
 
New statewide rule aims to limit school football hits
CAPITAL REGION

New statewide rule aims to limit school football hits

Friday, May 1, 2015
Limits on full contact during high school and modified football practices were put in place Friday by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
 
Students join Gillibrand at Union College for sexual violence talk
SCHENECTADY

Students join Gillibrand at Union College for sexual violence talk

Friday, May 1, 2015
A Friday evening roundtable discussion at Union’s Nott Memorial aimed at combatting sexual violence on college campuses was led by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
 
Saint Rose adjuncts hold May Day protest
ALBANY

Saint Rose adjuncts hold May Day protest

Friday, May 1, 2015
In honor of May Day, a traditional union protest day, Saint Rose adjuncts protested outside the administration building and tried to deliver a petition from students.
 
Test data to be released by state July 1
CAPITOL

Test data to be released by state July 1

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Results from this year’s state English Language Arts and math tests will be released earlier than normal, state officials announced Thursday.
 
Hochul defends judging teachers by test scores
SCHENECTADY

Hochul defends judging teachers by test scores

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says the state is looking to reduce testing on students and alleviate stress while relying on performance for teacher evaluations.
 
BALLSTON SPA

Proposed Ballston Spa school budget hikes taxes 1.6 percent

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Property taxes would rise 1.6 percent on average under the 2015-16 budget being proposed by the Ballston Spa Central School District.
 
SCHENECTADY

Another brush fire reported near SCCC campus

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Schonowe firefighters put out a second brush fire near Schenectady County Community College on Tuesday, but they’re no closer to figuring out what is starting the fires.
 
Daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson visits local school
BROADALBIN & PERTH

Daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson visits local school

Monday, April 27, 2015

On the surface, it doesn’t appear that Sophia Renaud, a fifth-grade student at Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School, has much in common with civil rights activist and Baseball Hall of Fame member Jackie Robinson.
 

Poll: Half of New Yorkers support test opt-outs

Monday, April 27, 2015
Half of New Yorkers think parents were right to have their children opt out of the recent state exams, according to a Siena College poll of New York State registered voters released Monday.
 
School libraries see no shortage of readers
CAPITAL REGION

School libraries see no shortage of readers

Monday, April 27, 2015
Don’t believe the hype, children are still reading. In fact, circulation has increased significantly at many local school libraries, according to librarians.
 
Community college enrollment boom ends
CAPITAL REGION

Community college enrollment boom ends

Monday, April 27, 2015

The recession-fueled increase in enrollment at community colleges appears to be coming to an end.
 
TROY

Empire State Youth Orchestra continues to amaze

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Every spring, the Empire State Youth Orchestra gives a concert, as it did Saturday night at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. And every year, the hundred plus musicians amaze with their poise, technical proficiency and dedication.
 
 

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