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JOHNSTOWN

Voters OK Johnstown school district capital project

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Greater Johnstown School District voters overwhelmingly approved a $39.6 million capital project Tuesday night.
 
RPI president highest-earning at $7.1 M
WASHINGTON

RPI president highest-earning at $7.1 M

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
Three dozen college presidents at private colleges and universities made more than $1 million in 2012, with the highest earner bringing home $7.1 million in compensation.
 
UAlbany winter commencement smaller but just as joyful
ALBANY

UAlbany winter commencement smaller but just as joyful

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
It’s all over. That’s what Kwesi Egyir and Gavin Gyimesi said as they sat in the SEFCU Arena on Sunday afternoon as part of the 2014 University at Albany Winter Graduating Class.
 
Area districts’ pre-K programs up and running
FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

Area districts’ pre-K programs up and running

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
The Gloversville Enlarged School District, the Greater Amsterdam School District, the Fort Plain Central School District and the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District were among dozens of districts and community organizations throughout the state to receive pre-kindergarten grants.
 
ALBANY

Sage president earns anthropology award

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
Susan C. Scrimshaw, president of The Sage Colleges, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Society for Medical Anthropology’s Career Achievement Award.
 
Author of children’s books shares joy of reading
SCHENECTADY

Author of children’s books shares joy of reading

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Children's author Ty Allan Jackson was at the Parsons Early Learning Center as part of a two-day One Neighborhood, One Book event hosted by The Bigelow Corners Partnership and the United Way of the Greater Capital Region.
 
Students show solidarity with Ferguson, Staten Island protests
CAPITAL REGION

Students show solidarity with Ferguson, Staten Island protests

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Students at three local colleges have taken to the streets to protest grand jury decisions not to indict police officers involved in the deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady schools plan raises concerns

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Several parents expressed concerns about moving students to new schools too often during a public meeting Thursday on a redistricting plan for the Schenectady City School District.
 
Proctors conference aims to help underprivileged youth
SCHENECTADY

Proctors conference aims to help underprivileged youth

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
During Wednesday’s Bridges to Youths Community Partnership Conference, Schenectady youths spoke candidly about troubled childhoods and what they feel needs to be done to help kids in city neighborhoods where the needs of residents outstrip the resources available to help them.
 
Study finds alcohol abuse common in Niskayuna schools
NISKAYUNA

Study finds alcohol abuse common in Niskayuna schools

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
A new survey found alcohol was the most commonly abused substance among Niskayuna students.
 
SCHENECTADY

Panel recommends redistricting plan for Schenectady schools

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Out of three proposed options for attendance zones in the Schenectady City School District, a committee of school officials, parents and community members named “elementary/middle school option three” as the best choice for redistricting on Wednesday.
 
Shen approves transgender access policy
CLIFTON PARK

Shen approves transgender access policy

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Shenendehowa Central School District Board of Education adopted a policy allowing transgender high school students to request access to a bathroom or locker facilities that correspond with their identifying sex.
 
miSci launching Challenger Learning Center
SCHENECTADY

miSci launching Challenger Learning Center

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
A hands-on space exploration center in the works for over a decade is finally being built at the Museum of Innovation and Science.
 
Capital Region’s only Islamic school grows
COLONIE

Capital Region’s only Islamic school grows

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
It’s been a long road for the Annur Islamic School, which has been short on resources but is finally growing.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady school district to unveil redistricting plan

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
A single option for redistricting Schenectady city schools will be recommended during a Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Mont Pleasant Middle School cafeteria.
 
 

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