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Public school advocates rally at state Capitol
ALBANY

Public school advocates rally at state Capitol

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Hundreds of public school students and parents rallied Wednesday at the New York state Capitol to urge lawmakers to boost school funding and reject Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s education reforms.
 
Union College student’s green initiatives given go-ahead
SCHENECTADY

Union College student’s green initiatives given go-ahead

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Union College is about to get a little greener, thanks to the efforts of sophomore Sara Covelli.
 
FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

FMCC ready for health care boom

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
With the number of local employment opportunities in the health care industry on the rise, Fulton-Montgomery Community College has taken steps to educate students interested in entering the medical field.
 
Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers
WASHINGTON

Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic system.
 
Kenmore-Tonawanda school district considers boycotting state tests

Kenmore-Tonawanda school district considers boycotting state tests

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
A western New York school district may consider boycotting the state's standardized tests in April in opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's education policies.
 
Ballston Spa Middle School gains recognition
BALLSTON SPA

Ballston Spa Middle School gains recognition

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Ballston Spa Middle School has been designated a 2015 School to Watch by the state Education Department, a recognition of high achievement.
 
Niskayuna, Bethlehem schools qualify for National Science Bowl
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna, Bethlehem schools qualify for National Science Bowl

Monday, March 9, 2015
After a tough competition that included hands-on challenges and fast-paced mental tests, student teams from Niskayuna and Bethlehem emerged victorious from the regional round of the National Science Bowl competition, held at GE Research and Development over the weekend.
 
ALBANY

Assembly, Senate differ on school aid plans

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Assembly and the Senate have put together budgets that would send much more money to local schools.
 
GLOVERSVILLE

Report suggests options for Gloversville schools

Monday, March 9, 2015
Leaders of the Gloversville Enlarged School District were handed eight detailed options for the future of the district last week, from leaving everything as it is to closing schools and realigning grade levels.
 
ROTTERDAM

Technology tracks Draper students' fitness

Monday, March 9, 2015
Students don’t just learn the rules to basketball in gym class at Draper Middle School now.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Inspectors uncover school cafeteria issues

Sunday, March 8, 2015
In school cafeterias throughout the Capital Region, health inspectors have found broken refrigerators and hot-holding equipment, workers smoking in kitchens and many violations of basic food safety rules.
 
Many voice ire at Schenectady education forum
SCHENECTADY

Many voice ire at Schenectady education forum

Sunday, March 8, 2015
An emotionally charged, joint community forum Saturday morning, co-sponsored by the Niskayuna Teachers Association and the Schenectady Federation of Teachers, found both groups united in their opinion of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s educational policy, especially proposed changes the governor hopes to push through for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.
 
Schenectady schools chief to budget for ‘reasonable’ aid increase
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady schools chief to budget for ‘reasonable’ aid increase

Friday, March 6, 2015
Schenectady’s schools superintendent is trying a new maneuver in his fight for more state funding. He’s going to deliver a very specific request for more money, linking every cent to the new programs and additional staff he believes are needed to improve student performance.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady school official proposes special ed overhaul

Friday, March 6, 2015
In an effort to keep children out of residential schools for severe mental illnesses, Schenectady City School District officials are proposing their own program.
 
BROADALBIN

Broadalbin-Perth student allegedly sold pot at school

Friday, March 6, 2015
A Broadalbin-Perth High School student was arrested late last month for allegedly selling marijuana to a minor on school property.
 
 

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