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School board likely to boost Spring’s pay

SCHENECTADY

School board likely to boost Spring’s pay

The Schenectady school board today will consider contractual changes that would boost Superintendent Larry Spring’s salary nearly $4,000.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady teachers set for 1 percent annual pay bump

Schenectady teachers will receive annual salary increases of 1 percent on top of contractual raises based on experience, under a new teachers contract set for board approval Wednesday.

Area programs seek to stifle effects of 'summer slide'

CAPITAL REGION

Area programs seek to stifle effects of 'summer slide'

Amoyiea and Alleeah Myers sat in the front row and beamed with confidence during one of countless arts, crafts and reading activities schedules in Schenectady County libraries this summer.

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna school district not ready for pricey video system

Niskayuna school officials aren’t ready to jump into an investment in high-end Cisco video “collaboration systems” — but they agree the technology is pretty cool.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Audit: Saratoga school district understated fund balance

A new state comptroller’s audit faults the Saratoga Springs City School District for understating its fund balance, which would otherwise have exceeded what the state recommends.

SCCC trustees informed of Moono’s arrest within 24 hours

SCHENECTADY

SCCC trustees informed of Moono’s arrest within 24 hours

Schenectady County Community College trustees were made aware of President Steady Moono’s May 5 drunken driving arrest within 24 hours, according to emails provided to The Daily Gazette in response to a public records request.

Amsterdam, Mohonasen high schools hold graduation ceremonies

AMSTERDAM & SCHENECTADY

Amsterdam, Mohonasen high schools hold graduation ceremonies

As soon as the students got to their seats, they turned and looked. In the seats behind and above them, they saw smiling parents and grandparents looking back.

Colonie Islamic School awards first high school diploma

COLONIE

Colonie Islamic School awards first high school diploma

When Amnah Dhailia was 7 or 8 years old, she joined her mom at a meeting at an Islamic Center in Chicago, where they lived at the time. As her mom’s meeting stretched on, Amnah climbed onto a shelf and picked up a book — she couldn’t help herself.

Middleburgh teacher receives statewide honor for excellence

MIDDLEBURGH

Middleburgh teacher receives statewide honor for excellence

Middleburgh Jr./Sr. High School teacher Mollie Burgett thought she was attending a routine meeting with Principal Lori Petrosino on Friday.

Schenectady grads celebrate achievements with joy

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady grads celebrate achievements with joy

They are the G.O.A.T — the greatest of all time — at least that’s what Friday’s Schenectady graduates argue.

SCOTIA

Contractor picked to install sidewalks leading to 2 Scotia schools

Adirondack Landscaping, Inc., a Scotia-based construction group, will be the company in charge of installing sidewalks leading up to two village schools.

GLOVERSVILLE

Elementary school principal named in Gloversville

An interim principal at an elementary school in Middleburgh has been named the principal of Kingsborough Elementary School in Gloversville.

Niskayuna graduates head off to write new chapters in life

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna graduates head off to write new chapters in life

For some, it’s the last box they have to check.

Shenendehowa valedictorian offers lesson in overcoming fear

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Shenendehowa valedictorian offers lesson in overcoming fear

“People often ask me, ‘How did you become valedictorian?’ ” said Chen “Jerry” Qu, the top student in Shenendehowa Central School District’s class of 2016. “The short answer is, of course, grades. The long answer is fear,” he said.

Schenectady grads earn degrees in the face of challenges

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady grads earn degrees in the face of challenges

As Mecca Hemphill sat around a table with five of her Schenectady High School senior classmates this week, she fought back tears. “It’s emotional because I’ve been through a lot,” Hemphill said.

Siena College students print a new hand for Stillwater girl

LOUDONVILLE

Siena College students print a new hand for Stillwater girl

A Stilllwater girl spent her final day in third grade Wednesday looking forward to getting the ability to pick up a piece of fruit or doing anything else with her right hand.

Stephen Israel, Niskayuna educator and aviator, dies

NISKAYUNA

Stephen Israel, Niskayuna educator and aviator, dies

On the ground, Stephen S. Israel was king of Birchwood and Rosendale elementary schools in Niskayuna.

BH-BL, Ballston Spa kick off flurry of graduations

CAPITAL REGION

BH-BL, Ballston Spa kick off flurry of graduations

There comes a moment when it all starts anew.

NISKAYUNA

Audit: Niskayuna district’s policy for use of buildings outdated

Niskayuna schools have an outdated and inconsistently followed policy for use of its facilities by outside groups, according to an internal audit accepted by the school board Tuesday night.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Ex-Skidmore employee sent to prison for thefts

A Rensselaer County man who stole $258,000 in electronic equipment from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs was sentenced Tuesday to 4 to 12 years in state prison.

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