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Syracuse frat members charged after pledge suffers frostbite
SYRACUSE

Syracuse frat members charged after pledge suffers frostbite

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Police have charged two Syracuse University fraternity members for an outdoor hazing stunt that could cost a pledge four of his fingers due to frostbite.
 
Schenectady superintendent organizing response from ‘failing’ schools
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady superintendent organizing response from ‘failing’ schools

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Schenectady schools Superintendent Laurence Spring is trying to get all 19 school districts with schools on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent list of "failing schools" to strategize a joint response.
 
Charter school advocates, teachers rally in Albany
ALBANY

Charter school advocates, teachers rally in Albany

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Charter school advocates and teachers unions took their fight to the New York state Capitol Wednesday with competing events that attracted thousands on both sides of the escalating clash over state education policy.
 
Group seeks alternative activities for test days
SCHENECTADY

Group seeks alternative activities for test days

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A proposed letter for opt-outers to use says children should be allowed to quietly read during the 50-minute tests, but that’s not what happens in many school districts.
 
More parents urged to opt out of state tests
CAPITAL REGION

More parents urged to opt out of state tests

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Parents and teachers are organizing to get as many children as possible to “refuse” to take the state math and English language arts tests this year.
 
AMSTERDAM

State lists Amsterdam elementary school as 'failing'

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
For the eighth consecutive year, William B. Tecler Arts in Education Magnet School was included last week on the state’s list of “failing schools.” But district officials say the elementary school has taken great strides over the past two years to remove itself from the list.
 
Schenectady junior is state finalist in Poetry Out Loud
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady junior is state finalist in Poetry Out Loud

Monday, March 2, 2015
When a group of high school students gathers to read poetry, the image doesn’t usually include a panel of judges and a scoring chart.
 
FONDA & FULTONVILLE

Fonda father and son win 3 D printer, donate it to school

Monday, March 2, 2015

After winning a 3D printer in a nationwide competition several weeks ago, a father-son duo from Fonda then donated the state-of-the-art equipment to the Fonda-Fultonville School District.
 
Union Graduate College considers Clarkson merger
SCHENECTADY

Union Graduate College considers Clarkson merger

Monday, March 2, 2015
Union Graduate College will likely merge with Clarkson University, the institutions announced Monday.
 
ALBANY

NY teachers unions criticize charter schools over rally

Monday, March 2, 2015
A teachers union is criticizing charter schools for taking children out of the classroom to rally at the New York state Capitol later this week.
 
Niskayuna student in line for commission
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna student in line for commission

Monday, March 2, 2015

Faye Dohring is living proof that those who don’t succeed should keep on trying.
 
$20M Duanesburg school overhaul sought
DUANESBURG

$20M Duanesburg school overhaul sought

Monday, March 2, 2015

A multitude of maintenance problems have added up to an $18.8 million renovation project proposed for the Duanesburg schools.
 
ALBANY

NY colleges taking part in national policy issue simulation

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
Several New York universities and colleges are participating in a national competition that has students come up with a solution to a simulated health care policy problem facing local, state and federal legislators.
 
SCHENECTADY

Burst pipe causes much damage to Union College building

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
The frigid weather burst a water pipe on the Union College campus Wednesday, causing substantial damage throughout the Olin Center.
 
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.
 
 

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