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Flurry of opt-outs push Schenectady school district past threshold
SCHENECTADY

Flurry of opt-outs push Schenectady school district past threshold

Thursday, April 16, 2015
A flood of last-minute opt-outs at two schools in Schenectady have pushed it into the danger zone in terms of required test participation, but the city school district may escape punishment.
 
Schenectady County retired teachers group marks 50 years
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady County retired teachers group marks 50 years

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Schenectady County Retired Teachers Association celebrated its 50th anniversary Wednesday with a luncheon at Schenectady County Community College.
 
SCHENECTADY

Delayed review puts Schenectady school work behind

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Schenectady City School District’s $70 million overhaul of its middle schools hasn’t even begun yet, and it’s already months behind schedule.
 
Hundreds locally refuse to take state test
CAPITAL REGION

Hundreds locally refuse to take state test

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Hundreds of students refused to take the state English Language Arts test Tuesday, setting up a confrontation with the state.
 
SCHENECTADY

Brush fire quickly contained at SCCC

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Firefighters made quick work of a brush fire reported this afternoon at Schenectady County Community College.
 
New Nisky school leader missed 'noise' of hands-on education
NISKAYUNA

New Nisky school leader missed 'noise' of hands-on education

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Almost a year to the day after former Niskayuna Superintendent Susan Kay Salvaggio parted ways with the district, the school board appointed a new superintendent during a meeting at Birchwood Elementary School on Tuesday night.
 
Amsterdam test opt-outs told to speak up
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam test opt-outs told to speak up

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
As students are handed their state tests today, those who are opting out in Amsterdam will have to stand up and announce that they refuse to take the exam.
 
TROY

Underground Railroad conference to begin Friday at Russell Sage College

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Douglas Egerton, a history professor at LeMoyne College and currently the Merrill Family Visiting Professor of History at Cornell University, will give the opening address at the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region 2015 Conference 7 p.m. Friday at Bush Memorial on the campus of Russell Sage College in Troy.
 
Prominent scientist to speak at Skidmore graduation
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Prominent scientist to speak at Skidmore graduation

Sunday, April 12, 2015
A prominent scientist who discovered her love of biology at Skidmore College will address this year’s graduating class.
 
Capital Region school districts see surge in Core opt-outs
CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region school districts see surge in Core opt-outs

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Hundreds of local students will be sitting out the three-day English Language Arts test next week.
 
Students nominate Schenectady teacher for Tony Award
SCHENECTADY

Students nominate Schenectady teacher for Tony Award

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Bill Ziskin, a longtime teacher at Schenectady High School and director of the Blue Roses Theatre Company at the John Sayles School of Fine Arts, was surprised by a small group of supporters late Tuesday afternoon at Proctors’ Fenimore Hall with the news he had been nominated by former students and colleagues for a Tony Award in a new category, the Excellence in Theatre Education Award.
 
Autistic children make progress in own classrooms
SCHENECTADY

Autistic children make progress in own classrooms

Monday, April 6, 2015
Children who can barely talk have found a welcoming home at Mont Pleasant Middle School.
 
Fail a grade in Schenectady? No, you don’t
SCHENECTADY

Fail a grade in Schenectady? No, you don’t

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Under new rules that went into effect in September, Schenectady school students who fail a grade are generally promoted anyway.
 
Weather no friend to school ballclubs so far this spring
CAPITAL REGION

Weather no friend to school ballclubs so far this spring

Friday, April 3, 2015
Most local high school baseball and softball leagues are hoping to start their seasons at the end of next week, while teams in late-starting leagues have seen non-league games postponed.
 
SCHENECTADY

Chestnut to give up seat on Schenectady school board

Friday, April 3, 2015
Andrew Chestnut, Schenectady’s longest-tenured current school board member, is stepping down at the end of his term.
 
 

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