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SCCC may offer program in marijuana growing
SCHENECTADY

SCCC may offer program in marijuana growing

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Fiorello Pharmaceuticals has pledged to provide $100,000 to Schenectady County Community College if it is one of five contractors chosen by the state Health Department to provide marijuana to patients suffering from certain medical conditions.
 

Saratoga transportation director wins award

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Saratoga Springs School District Transportation Director Cheryl Dalton has received the Art Shock Award from the New York Association for Pupil Transportation.
 
Three schools in Schenectady, Amsterdam labeled 'struggling'
CAPITAL REGION

Three schools in Schenectady, Amsterdam labeled 'struggling'

Friday, July 17, 2015
Hamilton and Lincoln elementary schools in the Schenectady City School District and William B. Tecler Arts in Education Magnet School in Amsterdam have been labeled as “struggling schools” by the state Education Department.
 
Niskayuna girls inspired by science
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna girls inspired by science

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Students at the Niskayuna summer Engineering Institute for Young Women are testing creek water for alkalinity and testing their boundaries all in the same weeklong program.
 
FMCC seeks $100,000 more from sponsor counties
JOHNSTOWN

FMCC seeks $100,000 more from sponsor counties

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Fulton-Montgomery Community College is asking for an extra $100,000 each from its sponsor counties this year, the first increase in eight years, while it works to combat a two-year downward trend in enrollment.
 
Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed
WASHINGTON

Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

Thursday, July 16, 2015
The Senate voted Thursday to roll back significant parts of the much-criticized No Child Left Behind law, keeping the annual testing requirement but reducing the federal role in education.
 
Slight increase in Schenectady school tax
SCHENECTADY

Slight increase in Schenectady school tax

Thursday, July 16, 2015
The Schenectady Board of Education approved a slight increase in taxes for the 2015-16 school year.
 
Professor will discuss slavery at annual Northup event
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Professor will discuss slavery at annual Northup event

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Cheryl LaRoche, an archeology and history professor at the University of Maryland, will be the keynote speaker at “A Celebration of Freedom,” the 17th annual Solomon Northup Day on Saturday from noon-4 p.m. at Skidmore College.
 
Study: Early clue to why some children may have reading woes
WASHINGTON

Study: Early clue to why some children may have reading woes

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read — and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it's noisy.
 
IBM exec John Kelly to chair Union College Board of Trustees
SCHENECTADY

IBM exec John Kelly to chair Union College Board of Trustees

Monday, July 13, 2015
John E. Kelly III, a 1976 graduate of Union College, has been elected chairman of the school’s board of trustees.
 
Mayfair Nursery School no longer a co-op
GLENVILLE

Mayfair Nursery School no longer a co-op

Monday, July 13, 2015
For the 2015-2016 year, Mayfair Nursery School is abandoning the cooperative aspect of its operation as a way of accommodating the lifestyle of the modern family.
 
Brown School gives campers a chance to give
SCHENECTADY

Brown School gives campers a chance to give

Friday, July 10, 2015

Campers at the Brown School summer camp are spending their days doing more than just making crafts and jumping rope. They also are working to help the community.
 

NY gives Questar contract to write school tests

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Questar, Inc. will be awarded the contract to develop the state’s grades 3-8 English and math assessments, the state Education Department announced on Thursday.
 
You're the artist at FMCC's Buck Moon festival
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

You're the artist at FMCC's Buck Moon festival

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
On Saturday, people of all ages will be making art at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.
 
Schenectady schools to get extra $500,000 in state funds
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady schools to get extra $500,000 in state funds

Monday, July 6, 2015
The Schenectady City School District will receive an additional $500,000 in state funding for new teachers.
 
 

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