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CAPITAL REGION

Slate of candidates set for upcoming vote

Some school voters in and around Schenectady County will have more choices than others when they go to vote for school board members next month.

Regents introduce research workgroup

A new workgroup has been tasked with studying the research behind testing, teacher evaluations and more.

Schenectady, Niskayuna, BH-BL music programs honored

CAPITAL REGION

Schenectady, Niskayuna, BH-BL music programs honored

The Schenectady, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Niskayuna school districts have all been recognized for excellence in music education.

Perfect fit: Skidmore student from Kenya starts bra-making business

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Perfect fit: Skidmore student from Kenya starts bra-making business

If you want to empower women, give them brand-new, proper-fitting underwear, says Skidmore student Stella Langat.

Albany students raise funds for well in honor of slain Schenectady nun

ALBANY

Albany students raise funds for well in honor of slain Schenectady nun

The late Mary Stella Greco spent her life helping others around the world through missionary work and monetary donations. The kids at Albany's Pine Hills Elementary are continuing that legacy by raising money for wells in Tanzania.

Johnstown students roll up sleeves, pitch in on Earth Day

JOHNSTOWN

Johnstown students roll up sleeves, pitch in on Earth Day

Students at the PTECH school in Johnstown spent Friday cleaning up their community and raising awareness for Earth Day by repurposing recycled materials for their upcoming garden, clearing litter from streets around the school and decorating bags that will be used by a local supermarket.

Something's brewing in SCCC classroom

SCHENECTADY

Something's brewing in SCCC classroom

There aren’t many places where it’s appropriate to drink beer at 9:30 a.m., but for a class of Schenectady County Community College students on Friday morning, they were in one of those places.

BALLSTON SPA

Proposed Ballston Spa school budget has tax hike under 1 percent

The Ballston Spa Central School District will be putting an $88.4 million budget proposal for 2016-17 before voters next month that will raise taxes less than 1 percent.

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam schools in lockout after threat

All Amsterdam schools and district buildings went into lockout Friday as police and district officials investigated a threat, according to a post on the district website.

OPPENHEIM, EPHRATAH & ST. JOHNSVILLE

OESJ elementary/middle school principal has resigned

School Superintendent David Halloran confirmed at a school board meeting Wednesday that elementary/middle school principal Rebecca Marzeski gave her resignation to the school board on April 4.

Union’s president responds to Schenectady mayor

SCHENECTADY

Union’s president responds to Schenectady mayor

In response to a letter from Mayor Gary McCarthy seeking payments from Union College, President Stephen Ainlay said the college makes “massive” economic, cultural and philanthropic contributions to the city.

Regents struggle with defining community schools

ALBANY

Regents struggle with defining community schools

As districts move forward with creating community schools, and the state pushes out $175 million in new spending for them, the Board of Regents raised a question earlier this week: What is a community school?

Niskayuna students, parents defend fired rowing coach

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna students, parents defend fired rowing coach

Dozens of student rowers and parents came to Tuesday night’s Niskayuna school board meeting with a simple message: Let us keep our coach.

Sage student rally, topless, in support of classmate

TROY

Sage student rally, topless, in support of classmate

About 30 Russell Sage students, half of the topless, held a protest this afternoon in support of a student who was apprehended by security while sunbathing topless Sunday. A campus officer asked if Brock was male or female, then told the student to put on a shirt.

ROTTERDAM

Mohonasen students had bullets on school bus, district says

Mohonasen Central School District officials said that a Pinewood Elementary School student allegedly brought bullets onto a school bus this morning.

Lockdown lifted at two Rotterdam schools

ROTTERDAM

Lockdown lifted at two Rotterdam schools

A person calling dispatchers making a threat Tuesday morning sent Mohonasen High School and Draper Middle School into lockdown, closing access to the Curry Road campus.

Niskayuna Rowing coach fired by school district

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna Rowing coach fired by school district

In a year full of changes for Niskayuna Rowing, the latest came Friday.

Ballston Spa School District sending 2 teams to academic finals

BALLSTON SPA

Ballston Spa School District sending 2 teams to academic finals

At Ballston Spa High School, two academic competition teams are getting ready to face other teams from around the world, and fundraising to help themselves get there.

CAPITOL

State education officials expect new teacher evaluations in 2018

State education officials plan to propose a new teacher evaluation system by spring 2018, Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia told the Board of Regents on Monday.

Practice pays off for Mohonasen color guard

ROTTERDAM

Practice pays off for Mohonasen color guard

The varsity color guard team at Mohonasen High School traveled to Ohio earlier this month to compete in the Winter Guard International World Championship — a first for the district.

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