S. Col wins federal funding for physical education programs
South Colonie Central School District was is one of 60 schools in the country to be awarded a federal grant for its physical education department.
College launches football-sized satellite to collect lightning data
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, Siena College sent a satellite that is not much bigger than a football into outer space.
A new gym in Colonie aims to get kids active
Cold weather and early nightfall are not good enough excuses to keep children from participating in physical activities.
Transition fair helps students with disabilities plan for the future
Shaker High School has a program to help students with disabilities make plans for life after graduation.
Free help for students struggling with homework
The William K. Sanford Town Library in Colonie is extending Homework Helpers, which initially began as a pilot program in October where honor students from local high schools tutored younger students and helped them with their homework.
MiSci to hold Super Science Weekend, Dudley Observatory kicks off activities
Realizing the richness of the area’s science offerings will be a simple calculation at an upcoming inaugural science festival.
Shaker senior school’s first student with special needs to play varsity sport
A local high school student overcame adversity, with the support of her family, coaches, team and community, to become the first special needs student to play a varsity sport at Shaker High School.
Agreement inked that sets stage for largest public school solar project in state
Educators in the South Colonie Central School District think the future is looking bright when it comes to the electricity bill.
School unveils $64M business school building, details new major
Business students at the University at Albany will not only have a state-of-the-art building in which to attend classes this fall, but will soon have the choice of a new major.
BC student starts a fundraiser to buy police dogs ballistic vests
Bethlehem High School senior Rachel Piccolino decided to take her canine adoration to the next level by raising money through local animal shelters and hospitals to purchase ballistic vests for police dogs.
Around 70 percent of students are below the grade, new baseline established
State Education Commissioner John King Jr. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, released results of April assessment test results in mathematics and English language arts for third- to eighth-grade students, and only 31 percent of students statewide met or exceeded proficiency standards.
Tonko, UAlbany students urge Congress to freeze rates for two years
Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, SUNY officials and University at Albany students rallied on Monday, July 1, for a freeze of federal student loan rates at 3.4 percent for two years as Congress develops a long-term solution.
Shaker teacher selected for Holocaust Museum fellowship
Each time Shaker High School English teacher Thea MacFawn adds a book to her curriculum about the Holocaust and other genocides, she receives the same type of response from her students.
State-of-the art facility will be home to genetic research on Alzheimer’s, HIV, cancer and more
A unique, state-of-the-art concept turned into a reality Tuesday, June 11, when the University at Albany opened the doors to its brand new biomedical technology development facility.
Education forum focuses on new testing requirements, state mandates
State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, and Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, D-Albany, organized a forum, “Education at a Crossroads: A Forum on the Impacts of Testing and Mandates,” on Wednesday, June 5, in the Legislative Office Building at the Capitol.