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FMCC student wins technology award

A scholarship for Mary Cedillo.

Assembly delivers more funds for Niskayuna & Schenectady

Assembly members Phil Steck, D-Colonie, and Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, successfully lobbied for additional state money to go to the Schenectady City School District and Niskayuna School Districts for the 2013-2014 budgets.

Transporation aid will return to Schenectady school district

State transportation aid will be returned to the Schenectady City School District in stages.

Averill Park opposes state testing

The Averill Park Central School District is the latest in the Capital Region to go on record opposing state testing.

Schools planning Tax Cap overrides

Only a handful of school districts in the Capital Region will try to override the tax cap, according to the latest data filed with the state Comptroller's Office.

Shen advances budget

The proposed Shenendehowa School District budget increases spending by 3.45 percent and increases the true value tax rate by 2.29 percent.

Schenectady could lose an elementary school

The city’s smallest elementary unit, Franklin D. Roosevelt School, may be closed in favor of restoring art and music classes.

State explains new "Common Core" testing

The New York State Education Department has dropped a knowledge bomb via YouTube about Common Core testing that begins this year.

State aid prevents cuts to Saratoga schools

The Saratoga Springs City School District will raise its tax levy less than initially planned in 2013-14, after receiving $1.5 million more in state aid than expected.

District officials initially projected the amount of property taxes it collects would increase by 3.9 percent from this school year. With the infusion of the unexpected state aid, the district expects to increase the tax levy by 2.9 percent, to $74.7 million, district officials said this week.

Tax hike planned in Schenectady City School District

After an outcry about a proposed cut in music and art classes for the youngest students in Schenectady’s schools, Superintendent Laurence Spring offered a new plan Wednesday.

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