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Public push-back on Gloversville school reorganization proposals

Public push-back on Gloversville school reorganization proposals

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
The Gloversville school district might make major changes to its school configuration in time for next school year — but not without a heated community debate first.
 
Niskayuna graduation rate really 94%

Niskayuna graduation rate really 94%

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016
A data-reporting error created the appearance of a five-point dip in the Niskayuna School District’s graduation rate released earlier this month, when actually the rate dropped just one percentage point -- to 94 percent.
 
GLOVERSVILLE

Meeting to focus on Gloversville school reorganization options

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016
Gloversville school officials plan to unveil to the public four options for reorganizing the district’s schools at a public meeting Monday night. The meeting will be at 6:30 at the Boulevard Elementary School.
 
Three Schenectady County school superintendents seek more funding
CAPITAL REGION

Three Schenectady County school superintendents seek more funding

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

A trio of Schenectady County school superintendents Friday afternoon called for increased education spending and the restoration of districts’ outstanding Gap Elimination Adjustment, GEA, dollars.
 
Schenectady school district is getting poorer
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady school district is getting poorer

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
Schenectady City School District — one of the poorest in the state — continues to get even poorer compared to the rest of New York, according to a school district wealth measurement.
 
Albany schools superintendent to resign

Albany schools superintendent to resign

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
Albany City School District Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard has “agreed to resign” from the position, the school district announced today.
 
Senate Democrats launch campaign to reduce student debt
WASHINGTON

Senate Democrats launch campaign to reduce student debt

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
With the staggering cost of college a key issue on the presidential campaign trail, Senate Democrats are seizing the opportunity to promote a legislative package designed to address affordability.
 
Union student meets boy whose life she saved
SCHENECTADY

Union student meets boy whose life she saved

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
When 3-year-old Mario Lopez met the Union College student who saved his life, he connected with her instantly.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region school districts face uncertainty over Gap funds

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
Money owed to school districts from cuts made during the economic downturn has turned into a political football at the beginning of the legislative session and is causing heartburn for superintendents entering their budget season.
 
Schenectady student overcomes adversity, lands select scholarship
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady student overcomes adversity, lands select scholarship

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016
It was luck that Rachel Muir ended up with her family. It was luck that she loved learning. It was luck that kept her safe and healthy for much of her childhood.
 
Emma Willard head Trudy Hall to retire in June

Emma Willard head Trudy Hall to retire in June

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016
Trudy Hall, head of the Emma Willard School in Troy, will retire in June after 17 years of leading the private boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12.
 
SUNY Cobleskill adds options for four Chinese colleges
COBLESKILL

SUNY Cobleskill adds options for four Chinese colleges

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
With a new partnership, SUNY Cobleskill is helping to broaden the vocational education options for students at four colleges in China while creating a path to a bachelor’s degree in the U.S.
 
Neelys juggle coaching, family, careers
NISKAYUNA

Neelys juggle coaching, family, careers

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
During their seasons, high school coaches spend from a dozen to 20 hours a week taking care of their teams and programs. For the Neelys of Niskayuna, both veteran coaches, their simultaneous seasons make things even more hectic — especially as their family has grown.
 
Schenectady schools tackle literacy from ground up
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady schools tackle literacy from ground up

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016
Balancing different schools of thought for teaching literacy, the Schenectady City School District has developed a plan to improve literacy in the earliest grades.
 
Student artwork gets gallery display
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Student artwork gets gallery display

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016
A hundred teacher-selected artworks from 12 school districts in Saratoga, Montgomery and Fulton counties are on display at Saratoga Arts Council’s Broadway gallery.
 
 

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