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SCHENECTADY

Suicide threat puts Bradt Primary School in lock-out

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
A suicide threat near Bradt Primary School led to a two-hour lock-out at the school this morning.
 
ALBANY

Regents to vote on failing schools process next week

Monday, June 8, 2015

The real impact of being named a failing school will become clear next Monday.
 
Niskayuna High star poised to be first-round MLB pick
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna High star poised to be first-round MLB pick

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Niskayuna senior Garrett Whitley is likely to be selected in the first round of the 2015 Major League Baseball amateur draft on Monday.
 
Game fare is fair game in Union College classroom
SCHENECTADY

Game fare is fair game in Union College classroom

Saturday, June 6, 2015
At Union College, Christopher Chabris, a professor of psychology and co-director of the neuroscience program, actually encouraged his students to play games.
 
Annual award a thrill for recipients, Niskayuna students
NISKAYUNA

Annual award a thrill for recipients, Niskayuna students

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Marked by red and black balloons delivered by a grinning crowd of students, teachers, administrators and community representatives, the Murray Award for Excellence in Education was presented Friday to two Niskayuna High School teachers.
 
LOUDONVILLE

Siena adjuncts to join union

Friday, June 5, 2015
Adjunct professors at Siena College voted Wednesday to join Service Employee International Union.
 
Burnt  Hills girls thrive even without track
BURNT HILLS

Burnt Hills girls thrive even without track

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
BH-BL girls' 4x800 relay team finds a way to excel
 
Schenectady afterschool program in danger of closing
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady afterschool program in danger of closing

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
As volunteers at COCOA House help students finish their final homework assignments of the school year, there’s concern this could be the last group of children they will be able to assist.
 

Free test-preparation program for revamped SAT goes online

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online education to make test preparation materials available for free starting Tuesday, a move aimed at making the college admissions race less stressful and more fair.

 
TROY

RPI awards 1,838 degrees at commencement

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute awarded 1,838 degrees to 1,672 students Saturday morning in the institute’s 209th commencement ceremony, held at the East Campus Athletic Village Stadium.
 
Guilderland yearbook picture stirs controversy
GUILDERLAND

Guilderland yearbook picture stirs controversy

Friday, May 29, 2015
A Guilderland High School yearbook photo featuring a student posed with a firearm and dead giraffe has generated a mixed response from students and social media users.
 
Author shares love of writing through contest at Amsterdam school
AMSTERDAM

Author shares love of writing through contest at Amsterdam school

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Sydney Hoef doesn’t question that she has become a better writer, reader and overall student over the past three years. And she knows what sparked that improvement.
 
Mohon students see mock DWI crash
ROTTERDAM

Mohon students see mock DWI crash

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Mohonasen High School students got a graphic look at the damage drunk driving can do this morning during a mock DWI crash at the school.
 
Niskayuna High School principal cleared of alleged conflict of interest
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna High School principal cleared of alleged conflict of interest

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
After six months of internal review by school district officials and attorneys, Niskayuna High School Principal John Rickert had been declared free of any conflict of interest with his separate career as an agent for professional athletes.
 
ALBANY

Florida schools chief to lead New York Education Department

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A Florida school superintendent has been appointed New York education commissioner.
 
 

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