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SUNY Cobleskill adds options for four Chinese colleges
COBLESKILL

SUNY Cobleskill adds options for four Chinese colleges

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
With a new partnership, SUNY Cobleskill is helping to broaden the vocational education options for students at four colleges in China while creating a path to a bachelor’s degree in the U.S.
 
Neelys juggle coaching, family, careers
NISKAYUNA

Neelys juggle coaching, family, careers

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
During their seasons, high school coaches spend from a dozen to 20 hours a week taking care of their teams and programs. For the Neelys of Niskayuna, both veteran coaches, their simultaneous seasons make things even more hectic — especially as their family has grown.
 
Schenectady schools tackle literacy from ground up
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady schools tackle literacy from ground up

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016
Balancing different schools of thought for teaching literacy, the Schenectady City School District has developed a plan to improve literacy in the earliest grades.
 
Student artwork gets gallery display
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Student artwork gets gallery display

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016
A hundred teacher-selected artworks from 12 school districts in Saratoga, Montgomery and Fulton counties are on display at Saratoga Arts Council’s Broadway gallery.
 
 Lego competition teaches problem-solving, teamwork
AMSTERDAM

Lego competition teaches problem-solving, teamwork

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016
School teams used a combination of science, technology, engineering and math skills to compete in the Hudson Valley FIRST Lego League tournament Saturday at Amsterdam High School.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Amsterdam, Schenectady districts get ‘community school’ money

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016

Struggling schools in Schenectady and Amsterdam would receive over $300,000 each to move toward a “community school” model as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal.
 
Group still short funds for Duanesburg ‘Safety Village’
DUANESBURG

Group still short funds for Duanesburg ‘Safety Village’

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016
The people behind the Safety Village of the Capital Region project have 30 days to raise as much money as they can to make the project a reality.
 
Corporal punishment still alive, mostly in South

Corporal punishment still alive, mostly in South

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
In America's South, the beatings will continue.
 
ALBANY

Regents ready to roll out statewide bilingual seal

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

New York students will soon have the chance to earn special accreditation for speaking at least two languages as the Board of Regents prepares to roll out a new bilingual seal this spring.
 
CAPITOL

Governor proposes $1 billion boost in education funding

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
“While the governor suggested many laudable programs in our public schools, his funding proposal for enacting those programs falls short,” New York State School Board Association Executive Director Timothy Kremer said in a statement following the speech.
 
Scotia-Glenville district hoping to buy 3 adjoining properties
SCOTIA & GLENVILLE

Scotia-Glenville district hoping to buy 3 adjoining properties

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
Scotia-Glenville Central School District will seek voter approval next month for a $999,000 land purchase as it looks to expand its footprint into a 7.3-acre plot of land adjacent to the high school.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Regents open door to ‘project-based’ assessments

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016
New York students could have a chance to replace at least one regents exam with a “project-based” assessment if the Board of Regents adopts a proposal from the state Education Department.
 
State releases area district graduation rates
CAPITAL REGION

State releases area district graduation rates

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016
School districts across the region registered varying results in 2015 graduation rates released by the state Education Department on Monday.
 
Cuomo proposes higher-ed plan in N.Y. prisons
ALBANY

Cuomo proposes higher-ed plan in N.Y. prisons

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a plan to offer college courses to inmates across the state in an effort to reduce recidivism.
 
Educators at Schenectady event tout teaching as a career
SCHENECTADY

Educators at Schenectady event tout teaching as a career

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016
A panel of educators at Union Graduate College on Saturday morning encouraged a crowd made up largely of college and high school students to pursue careers as teachers, swapping classroom stories and advice.
 
 

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