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Trustees hire new SUNY Cobleskill president
COBLESKILL

Trustees hire new SUNY Cobleskill president

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
After a 10-month search and 18 months under an acting president, SUNY Cobleskill has found a new president: Marion Terenzio.
 
Amsterdam native gives $1 M to SUNY Cortland
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam native gives $1 M to SUNY Cortland

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
The outdoor education programs at SUNY Cortland, long a popular feature of the college’s curriculum, got a $1 million boost recently from alumna and Amsterdam native Lynne Parks Hoffman.
 
GUILDERLAND

Santabarbara supports law to address ‘bus rage’

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, is co-sponsoring legislation that would amend state Penal Law to make the punishment for trying to board a school bus more severe.
 
Schenectady High School violence figures don’t add up
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady High School violence figures don’t add up

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Schenectady High School failed to properly report nearly 16 percent of the violent and disruptive incidents on its property for the 2011-12 school year — including an arson and 11 cases of drug possession — according to an audit released Tuesday by the state Comptroller’s Office.
 
A guide through college application crunch time
SCHENECTADY

A guide through college application crunch time

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Graduation is more than six months away, but Schenectady High School seniors are surrounded by reminders that their future is closer than it appears.
 
Guilderland police: Road rage involved Mohon school bus
GUILDERLAND

Guilderland police: Road rage involved Mohon school bus

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
A woman was arrested Monday morning after police say she cut off a Mohonasen Central School District bus with her white Lexus and tried to force her way onto the bus with four children inside.
 
Education secretary says he backs annual testing
WASHINGTON

Education secretary says he backs annual testing

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Foreshadowing what could be a contentious battle with Congress, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday that rolling back federal testing requirements in math and reading would deprive students, parents and their schools of critical information needed to measure educational progress.
 
Students' model cities compete in Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

Students' model cities compete in Schenectady

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015
In Recolteville, a high-tech terraced community on Lake Champlain in the Adirondacks, the citizens subsist entirely on kale and trout; get around in streetcar pods; and enjoy free, clean energy from fuel cells and solar panels.
 
Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all
WASHINGTON

Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
President Barack Obama on Friday proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college "down to zero" for all Americans, an ambitious nationwide plan based on a popular Tennessee program signed into law by that state's Republican governor.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Pupil safety prompts school cold delays

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
Yes, you saw high school buses out in broad daylight Thursday.
 
Beloved Mohon music teacher dies
ROTTERDAM

Beloved Mohon music teacher dies

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

David Margison never graduated from high school, but now he teaches it.
 
Locke named Saratoga school board president
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Locke named Saratoga school board president

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
Hardly anyone was on hand to watch five members of the Saratoga Springs City School District’s Board of Education usher in Chip Locke as their new leader.
 
BUFFALO

Teachers, charter schools battle for budget funds

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
The annual battle over public education funding in New York will pit teachers and school boards against a strong charter school lobby with deep pockets and backing from Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is talking about breaking what he calls the public school "monopoly."
 
State education officials suggest changes
CAPITOL

State education officials suggest changes

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
New York’s top education officials on Wednesday recommended that the governor and lawmakers allow more charter schools, particularly in New York City, and make it easier to fire ineffective teachers.
 
Union College ranked among most beautiful campuses
SCHENECTADY

Union College ranked among most beautiful campuses

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
Union College in Schenectady was named one of the 20 most beautiful campuses in the country for the 2014-15 academic year by the Princeton Review.
 
 

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