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NSF: SUNY POLY top business-funded R&D school

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany, formerly known as the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, has been named the top university in the nation for business-funded research and development by the National Science Foundation.
 
State Senate Republicans call for end of school aid 'adjustment'
CAPITOL

State Senate Republicans call for end of school aid 'adjustment'

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
Senate Republicans say ending the Gap Elimination Adjustment, which has cost New York’s schools billions since 2010, is a top priority this year, but it’s unclear where the funding would come from.
 
ALBANY

New York Senate Republicans push for uncut school aid

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
The Republican majority in New York's Senate says a top priority this year is eliminating annual cuts in state aid to public schools under the so-called gap elimination adjustment.
 
Snow Day Calculator a hit with students, teachers
CAPITAL REGION

Snow Day Calculator a hit with students, teachers

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
Kathryn Cronier, a seventh-grader at O’Rourke Middle School, has added a high-tech ritual to her night-before-a-snowstorm routine.
 
SCHENECTADY

Reading program has more teachers than pupils

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

There are so many volunteers eager to teach reading fundamentals to Schenectady children that they’ve run out of children to teach.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Measles revives vaccine debate in area

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
What do elementary schools in Glenville, Bethlehem, Saratoga Springs and Schuylerville have in common?
 
Common Core has appeal to some locally
CAPITAL REGION

Common Core has appeal to some locally

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

The name might be vilified, but Common Core has brought much more than controversial testing to local schools.
 
Three teams at top of math competition in Niskayuna
NISKAYUNA

Three teams at top of math competition in Niskayuna

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

More than 120 students from 14 area middle schools put their problem-solving skills to the test Saturday in the national MATHCOUNTS competition at GE’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna.
 
JOHNSTOWN

Greek market caps lesson at Johnstown school

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
The Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Pathways in Technology Early College High School presented a Greek agora, or market, w=as the culmination of their unit on Greek culture and history Friday afternoon.
 
SCHENECTADY

Third woman to enter Schenectady schools' Athletic Hall of Fame

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
This fall, the Schenectady City School District will induct its third woman, Dot Hoyt Nebel, into its Athletic Hall of Fame.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Community Action Program receives $1.25M federal grant

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
A Schenectady County nonprofit received a $1.25 million federal grant Wednesday to expand education and development services for low-income children and infants.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs City School District, administrators agree to pact

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
The Saratoga Springs City School District Board of Education ratified a contract agreement with the Saratoga Administrators Association that calls for modest salary increases over the next three years.
 
Guilderland ‘bus rage’ accounts conflict
GUILDERLAND

Guilderland ‘bus rage’ accounts conflict

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
The woman accused of pursuing a bizarre confrontation with a Mohonasen Central School District bus last month admitted to police that she followed the bus, but said she did so out of concern for the children on board, according to a written statement she gave to police.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady school district navigates state budget uncertainty

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
With uncertain school aid prospects, Schenectady City School District officials might be able to add much-needed staff and programs next school year, after years of cuts and layoffs, or they might need to cut $3.5 million from the budget for 2015-16.
 
High-tech Legos a valuable (and fun) learning tool
DUANESBURG

High-tech Legos a valuable (and fun) learning tool

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
Students at Duanesburg Elementary School are learning about science and technology through Legos that can see and move on their own.
 
 

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