Forum focuses on Common Core problems facing special education
Senators Cecilia Tkaczyk and Neil Breslin and Assembly members John McDonald and Phil Steck listened to comments from several speakers Tuesday, Feb. 11, discussing how implementation of the Common Core curriculum has exacerbated challenges for students with special needs.
Colonie Central students learn how to craft political cartoons
When high school students are tasked with creating political cartoons, the topics they choose to combine range from budget cuts at their school to social issues.
Educators say social, academic stresses affecting more young people
With growing pressures at school relating to an increased workload and social media, more children and young adults are suffering from anxiety than ever before.
Forum focuses on effects of lost state aid to schools, rallies for funds to be returned
The regional forum, “NY Schools Still in Fiscal Peril: Our Kids Can’t Wait Another Year,” drew around 1,000 people to South Colonie High School on Thursday, Jan. 30, with a gym opened as an overflow room to broadcast it.
Caryn Lin shows Shaker students how to electrify the violin
Most people would not be able to find a way to get teens interested in classical music, but combining Bach with the technology used to produce modern music may help.
Cuomo touts focus on classrooms in speech, GEA absent from remarks
Local school leaders and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have clashed on several issues during his three years in office, with state funding to schools being a major spot of contention. Cuomo’s recent State of the State address left some educators wondering if this year would bring any substantial change.
Siena program exposes young people to the growing field of computer science
To spur an interest in the booming computer science industry, especially in women, Siena College created a program for young people that would expose them to the different aspects of the field
Kindergartners collect activities for the Fresh Air Fund bus ride from NYC
Forts Ferry kindergartners have come together to help children from Downstate stay busy on their bus ride into fresh air and open spaces.
Shaker tennis standout teaches sport to at-risk youth
One high school tennis standout does more than just win on the court.
Habitat for Humanity, Book House team up for project
The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza is helping New Books for New Homes get books to children.
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.