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Schenectady teachers 'guardians of equity' at orientation

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady teachers 'guardians of equity' at orientation

Dozens of new Schenectady teachers started a crash course on the district’s student population, challenges and expectations at the opening ceremony Monday of their three-day orientation.

Niskayuna thumb drive investigation results in felony plea

SCHENECTADY

Niskayuna thumb drive investigation results in felony plea

One of two former Niskayuna High School students arrested in connection with images on a thumb drive found hidden inside a book at the school last year admitted Thursday to an unrelated felony that sprang from the initial case.

State agencies coordinate to reduce underage drinking on campuses

State agencies coordinate to reduce underage drinking on campuses

Multiple state agencies are embarking on a coordinated effort to reduce underage drinking on college campuses, in time for the start of the new school year, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

Niskayuna High School teacher to be honored with Presidential Award

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna High School teacher to be honored with Presidential Award

President Obama will honor Niskayuna High School teacher Daniel F. Mattoon with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching on Sept. 8.

Mohonasen officials look to drop speed limit on portion of  Helderberg Avenue

ROTTERDAM

Mohonasen officials look to drop speed limit on portion of Helderberg Avenue

Mohonasen officials and state Sen. George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, are working to establish a safe school zone near the building’s rear entrance off Helderberg Avenue.

Albany Medical College students take pulse of community

ALBANY

Albany Medical College students take pulse of community

Dozens of first-year students at Albany Medical College participated today in the 15th annual Carnival on the Hill, a gathering of neighbors, friends and family in Albany’s West Hill neighborhood.

Niskayuna school board looks to tighten athletic code of conduct

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna school board looks to tighten athletic code of conduct

Niskayuna school officials plan to report the number of athletic code of conduct violations, allegations, investigations and consequences doled out, under a revised code that still needs final school board approval.

NISKAYUNA

‘Upskirting,’ ‘voyeurism’ to be added to list of student offenses at Niskayuna

In response to the arrest of a pair of students who allegedly took surreptitious pictures of female students, the Niskayuna school board is planning to cite “upskirting” for prohibition in its student code of conduct.

SCHENECTADY

Basketball tourney, school supplies giveaway set in Schenectady

Organizers hope to start the school year off right with the inaugural Back to School Classic and Community Day — a basketball tournament and school supplies giveaway at Central Park on Aug. 27 and 28.

Niskayuna school district mulls $5.2M project

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna school district mulls $5.2M project

A $5.2 million project being considered by the Niskayuna school board would replace Van Antwerp Middle School’s aging roof and set up a larger project that could go to voters in the next few years.

ADHD in the classroom: a struggle for teachers and students

MIAMI

ADHD in the classroom: a struggle for teachers and students

ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in children, and increasing academic demands make it harder for both children with ADHD and teachers of these students. Is there a solution?

GE camp gets girls excited about engineering careers

SCHENECTADY

GE camp gets girls excited about engineering careers

The girls stared at the material laid out on the table in front of them: empty cardboard boxes, construction paper, wooden spokes, a plastic wheel hub, tape and scissors. Then they started to engineer.

UAlbany weather camp teaches students about world around them

ALBANY

UAlbany weather camp teaches students about world around them

For campers at the University at Albany’s weather and climate camp, a little rain is much more than just a nuisance. It’s another lesson.

Schenectady County boosts its contribution to SCCC budget

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady County boosts its contribution to SCCC budget

The Schenectady County Legislature passed a budget for the community college Tuesday that raises the county contribution 2 percent from the previous year.

SUNY Cobleskill to launch fermentation science degree program next fall

COBLESKILL

SUNY Cobleskill to launch fermentation science degree program next fall

SUNY Cobleskill's fermentation science program, which will offer two degrees beginning in fall 2017, will combine the business and agricultural expertise that already exists at the college while introducing more than a dozen new courses and labs.

Schenectady teachers brush up on literacy-teaching skills

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady teachers brush up on literacy-teaching skills

When students are learning how to read, teachers have to be careful about the words they use, a trainer told Schenectady teachers Thursday.

ALBANY

Feds may require 95% student participation in state tests

As federal officials develop rules under the new national education law — the Every Student Succeeds Act — one proposal steps knee deep into the battle in New York over statewide testing opt outs.

Schenectady searching for 2 middle school principals

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady searching for 2 middle school principals

As the academic year nears with new school configurations, two of Schenectady’s three middle schools are without permanent principals, and they may not be filled until Oct. 1.

ALBANY

Test results don’t tell whole story

Changes to annual state assessments and fluctuations in student participation make performance comparisons difficult even as many educators highlight proficiency gains in English Language Arts and math.

Survey: Majority of Americans want college to be free

Survey: Majority of Americans want college to be free

Once an idealistic pipe dream of the far left, free higher education is now largely supported by a majority of Americans.

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