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Students share plan for Rotterdam water system
ROTTERDAM

Students share plan for Rotterdam water system

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
High school students who studied the town of Rotterdam’s water system found vast improvements to the 60-year-old infrastructure of pipes are needed — and two separate ways to approach the problem.
 
Shenendehowa graduates took different routes to Oscar wins
CLIFTON PARK

Shenendehowa graduates took different routes to Oscar wins

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
What do “Big Hero 6” — a Disney animation feature with a white, oversized, plush, inflatable robot named BayMax — and “Whiplash” — an independent jazz drama — have in common? The films allowed Shenendehowa graduates Thomas Curley and Jason Figliozzi to each secure and Oscar.
 
ALBANY

NY private schools sue to overturn athlete transfer rule

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
Nine private and charter schools have sued to overturn the new rule for scholastic athletics in upstate New York that would make many students ineligible to play sports for a year when they transfer to a new school without changing residency.
 
Tedisco says lessons learned on basketball court still valuable today
SCHENECTADY

Tedisco says lessons learned on basketball court still valuable today

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
James Tedisco says serving in the state Assembly is like playing basketball: You have to work as a team, and you shouldn’t care who gets the credit.
 
Marathon spelling bee at Proctors
SCHENECTADY

Marathon spelling bee at Proctors

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
The Capital Region Spelling Bee saw 115 students in grades 4-8 representing 64 school districts compete.
 
MAYFIELD

Mayfield school superintendent search down to final four

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
Four candidates for superintendent of the Mayfield Central School District will begin the “semifinal” round of interviewing this week, nearly two years after the retirement of Paul G. Williamsen in 2013.
 
Pulitzer winner details history of racial injustice
SCHENECTADY

Pulitzer winner details history of racial injustice

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
On Tuesday evening in the Schenectady County Community College auditorium, Gilbert King, a guest speaker invited in honor of Black History Month, commanded the attention of a small, but riveted audience of about 30 people as he told the story of Thurgood Marshall’s life before he became a Supreme Court justice.
 
Friends, community struggling with Schenectady teen's death
SCHENECTADY

Friends, community struggling with Schenectady teen's death

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
They’re missing him everywhere: at the pool, where he should be wearing lifeguard gear; in choir, where he could be found playing guitar; online, making videos; or in person, attentively listening to music.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo urges probe of teacher evaluations

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has urged the state Education Department to investigate the results of teacher evaluations to see whether the process is skewed to favor teachers.
 
GLOVERSVILLE

Gloversville school district to hear recommendations

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
The Gloversville Enlarged School District next month will see the results of a study commissioned last year to recommend how best to move forward in terms of educational programming and infrastructure.
 

School districts draw up budgets in the dark

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Budgets are never easy, but this year has taken the process to a new level of misery.
 
Nursing assistants in demand but not paid well
SCHENECTADY

Nursing assistants in demand but not paid well

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Serving as a nursing assistant has become a career for hundreds of area residents, but the pay is so low that they’re still living in poverty.
 
SCCC casino program hits the jackpot
SCHENECTADY

SCCC casino program hits the jackpot

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
Interest in Schenectedy County Community College's casino and gaming management program has been growing rapidly since the state Gaming Facility Location Board recommended Rivers Casino for a license as one of the first commercial casinos in the state.
 
Testy over testing: More students snub standardized exams
PHILADELPHIA

Testy over testing: More students snub standardized exams

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
When it comes to standardized tests, parents across the country are (a) concerned; (b) demanding change; (c) pulling tens of thousands of children out of the exams; or (d) making themselves heard at the top levels of government.
 
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna school district residents sought to aid superintendent search

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
The Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education is seeking district residents to take part in superintendent interview teams.
 
 

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