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Albany High grads seek federal investigation  Times Union

ALBANY — A pair of recent Albany High graduates who claim they were the targets of pornographic text messages, aggressive behavior and other threats from ...



In Albany, students stage climate change strike  Times Union

Albany. “Think Globally, Act Locally,'' is an old saying but the high school students and others who gathered in front of the state Capitol on Friday were taking it to ...



NY high schoolers to protest school surveillance technology  Times Herald-Record

ALBANY — High school students opposed to the use of surveillance equipment in public schools are planning an event to let New York Gov. Andrew Como ...



Albany High BB Gun Student  Spectrum News

The Albany High student who was able to sneak a BB gun on property Thursday, is being said to have done so by not using a standard security entry, according ...



Albany High removed from Education Department's receivership list  Times Union

ALBANY — Albany High School has been removed from the state Education Department's receivership list, while two elementary schools in the district were ...



Summer reburial for Albany sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack  WRGB

ALBANY, N. Y. (AP) -- The remains of a New York sailor killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 will be brought home for reburial. Charles Stern ...



Superintendent gives blood at Albany High to support students  NEWS10 ABC

Albany High School Senior Chyann Johnson set up a blood drive for her peers.



Albany schools beef up security, alarms after BB gun incidents  Times Union

Albany. Students returning to Albany High after the recent holiday break are encountering some changes, in the form of additional alarms on the doors.



2 in custody after brawl at Albany High School  Times Union

ALBANY - Two students were taken into custody Wednesday after a fight at Albany High School. Police descended on the building at about 10:15 a.m. after ...



Albany High School students make up credits, re-take exams in summer school  Times Union

ALBANY — There are lots of reasons that someone might not graduate from high school, including the flunking of gym class. In fact, a fair number of students ...



#1Library7Branches February and March  Albany Times Union

We had a fun Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at the Delaware Branch! We read Dr. Seuss books, did a scavenger hunt & a Lorax craft, built block towers & played ...



State safety experts to visit Albany schools regarding sexting incident  Times Union

ALBANY - A special school safety unit from the state Education Department will be making a site visit to the Albany school district in the wake of a complaint last ...



Students in custody after Albany High fight  WNYT

Two students are in custody following a fight at Albany High School.



Student protest disrupts Albany High grad ceremony  Albany Times Union

ALBANY — More than 500 graduating seniors from Albany High School participated in a graduation ceremony Sunday at the Times Union Center, but the event ...



Increasing Vaccinations, Assembly Budget Resolution, Raising Tobacco Sales to Age 21 & More  Albany Times Union

Another non-stop week in the state legislature as we move ever closer to the deadline for the final state budget; April 1st. Read below for community updates ...



Letter: Albany High teachers, students are inspiring  Times Union

Regarding "Albany High passes test," Jan. 18, I can see why "Albany High passes (the) test." I recently had the honor of visiting teacher Orly Contreras' ...



Services announced for slain Albany High teen  Times Union

COHOES - Johni Dunia's funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Chapel and Cultural Center at Rensselaer in Troy, according to an obituary ...



Parents protest Albany schools' handling of sexting incident  Times Union

ALBANY — “I know I overstep a lot … I care for you in a crazy twisted way.” That May 2017 text message is among the scores of exhibits in an ongoing case, now ...



Albany High School students examine racism  WNYT

Students from Albany High want us to take a really hard look at racism toward African American males.



Albany School District to hold groundbreaking for the rebuilding of Albany High School  WRGB

Saturday, April 14th, the Albany School District is holding a groundbreaking celebration and forum over the rebuilding of Albany High.After years of planning, ...



Ahniysha Jackson has Albany girls' basketball at the top  Times Union

Albany. Ahniysha Jackson produced a pair of productive seasons as a member of the Catholic Central girls' basketball team. With that said, Jackson wanted ...



Albany HS breaks ground on major capital project  NEWS10 ABC

City officials, students and parents gathered today to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of much-needed renovations to Albany High ...



With challenges looming, Albany school board elects new officers  Times Union

ALBANY — A new slate of board officers was elected at a meeting of the Albany City Board of Education Monday night. Board members have their work cut out ...



BB guns found in Albany schools prompt security changes  WNYT

Albany High and Edmund O'Neal Middle School are now taking extra precautions to keep weapons from getting into their buildings. Behind the changes is two ...



Familiar face is new Albany High School principal  Times Union

ALBANY — After two and a half years with a temporary leader at the helm, Albany High School will be getting a permanent principal. Jodi M. Commerford was ...



Albany schools adopts code of conduct for coming school year  Times Union

ALBANY - School board members approved an updated Code of Conduct for the coming school year. The nearly 50-page document, which focuses on the need ...



Albany High's robotics team heads to national championship  Times Union

Albany. The Albany Falcons overcame a 15-year drought a few weeks ago and took top honors in a regional championship held at Rensselaer Polytechnic ...



Albany High School suspends 33 students after fight investigation  NEWS10 ABC

More students are facing consequences after the brawl at Albany High School last week.



Superintendent: Albany High School will be closed Friday while staff investigate fights  WRGB

UPDATE: District officials have announced that Albany High School andTony Clement Center for Education will be closed Friday, to allow staff to thoroughly ...



High school reunions  Times Union

Albany High Class of 1988 welcomes members of the Classes of 1987 and 1989 to its 30th reunion, from 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 4 at Albany Pump Station. $30 per ...



28 students suspended following Albany High fights  Times Union

ALBANY — At least 28 students will be suspended after a spate of fights at Albany High School Thursday that started in the halls and eventually spilled into the ...



Albany parents furious over racist Instagram settlements for students  KGO-TV

The Albany School District has awarded students, who engaged with racist photos on social media, hundreds of thousands of dollars.



Photos from the Albany High School walkout, and talking with the student organizers  alloveralbany

About 200 Albany High School students participated in a school walkout Wednesday to protest gun violence, one of many similar events at other schools around ...



Forbes: 3 ex-Albany residents find success in fashion, film, fiction  Albany Times Union

Last week, Forbes released its list of 30 people under 30 in art and style, all of them hot young taste-shapers "creating and designing the future of fashion and ...



Graduation rates in New York state inch up, barely  Times Union

ALBANY — High school graduation rates in New York state inched up in 2018 and they have risen noticeably over the last several years. But the state has also ...



PE teachers learn cricket  Albany Times Union

ALBANY — The sign on the Albany High School athletic field fence says "Home of the Falcons," but the teachers running and whooping across the emerald ...



Photos: 2018 high school graduations  Albany Times Union

Image 1 of 103. Albany High School graduates walk across the stage to receive their diplomas during their graduation at the Times Union Center on Sunday, ...



"Hairspray" at Albany High School  Albany Times Union

Albany High School's production of "Hairspray" will be performed at 7 p.m. March 15-17 and 2 p.m. March 18. Most Popular. 1. Former GE Power employees ...



Education Reform group says school turnaround program has been ''hollowed out''  Times Union

Albany. An education reform group says New York's school turnaround program has been so “hollowed out” that it's barely improving the state's lowest ...



Ranked: Best public high schools in the Capital Region for 2019  Times Union

How good are the public schools in your town? Click through the slideshow to see the best public high schools in the Albany area for 2019, according to Niche, ...



Albany High hockey players find home away from home  Times Union

Schenectady. Yoni Eligberg and Christopher Gallagher certainly don't see themselves as pioneers, they were just a pair of hockey players looking for a team to ...



Albany High School increases security after large fight  WRGB

ALBANY (WRGB) - Albany High School students returned to class Monday morning. District officials closed the school Friday after a large fight broke out ...



NYC Open Letter to Amazon, Push on Harriman PILOT, Assembly Passes ERA To Kick-Off Women’s History Month  Albany Times Union

Catch up on whatever you missed from state and local politics this week, and see what's happening around the 109th Assembly District and the Capital Region.



Albany High School students win robotics competition at RPI  NEWS10 ABC

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) hosted the 5th annual New York Tech Valley Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition March 15-17.



Suspects in Cohoes Shooting Still At Large  Spectrum News

The Cohoes Police Department has identified the victim of Friday night's shooting as 17-year-old Johni Dunia of Cohoes, and they are still looking for the person ...



Nearly half of Section II hockey teams are merged programs  The Daily Gazette

SCHENECTADY — Yoni Eligberg always felt he was missing out. That changed last year when he and two other students became the first group from Albany ...



Photos: Albany High School graduation ceremony  Albany Times Union

Albany High School senior Louis Haynie, who was killed in a stabbing this past September, was honored at the school's graduation ceremony on Sunday inside ...



Class of 2018 enters a whole new world  Albany Times Union

Albany. You've heard variations on this theme: “When I was your age we had to walk 2 miles to school, even in the snow, no one complained.” ...



Thinking about the plan for the next version of Albany High School  alloveralbany

One of the biggest votes in the Capital Region on Election Day this week won't be about candidates, but rather a building. Voters in Albany will deciding whether ...



Commentary: Ban student cellphones on school premises  Times Union

For almost two years I've had the honor and privilege to serve as a substitute teacher at Albany High School. It's a great place to get an education with awesome ...



20-year-old dead after Livingston Avenue shooting  Spectrum News

Equan Fallen was a former student at Albany High School.



Study of N.Y. schools finds wide racial, ethnic disparities in advanced high school courses  Times Union

ALBANY — White students in Albany are more likely than the state average to take calculus. But black and Latino students are less likely to take it. For physics ...



33 students suspended after Albany High fights  Times Union

ALBANY — A total of 33 students have been suspended in the week since a spate of fights erupted at Albany High School and prompted a major police ...



Albany High School evacuated over reports of gas smell  WRGB

UPDATE: School has been cleared, classes to resume, according to the district.-----------------------ALBANY, NY (WRGB) Students at Albany High School have ...



Winners announced in High School Musical Theatre Awards  Times Union

SCHENECTADY — It was a night of songs, dance, some roller skating and waves of applause Saturday at Proctors, all in celebration of the second High School ...



Albany High hosts tours in advance of vote on improvements  Albany Times Union

The skylights in the towers are especially prone to leak, and when buckets aren't enough to contain the dripping they have to close, preventing more than 2500 ...



Family seeks answers in Cohoes teen's shooting death  WRGB

The family of 17 year-old Johni Dunia is still looking for answers after police ruled his death a homicide on Saturday. "I'm quite sure there is someone who killed ...



Former Albany high to be UAlbany engineering school  Albany Times Union

ALBANY — The University at Albany plans to turn the former Albany High School into an engineering school. At 11 a.m. Tuesday, university and community ...



Underground Railroad History Project celebrates African American Vets  NEWS10 ABC

The Underground Railroad History Project held a Veteran's Day remembrance event to honor African American Veterans in history.



Albany School Calendar 2017-18: First Day Of School, Vacations, Conferences  Patch.com

Albany School Calendar 2017-18 - Albany, NY - When's the first day of school in Albany? That, and other must-know dates for parents, students and teachers.



Albany High School gets JROTC funding  Albany Times Union

Albany High School will be able to expand a program that motivates students to pursue careers in the military after the Army agreed to fund a Junior Reserve ...



Black like me: Albany schools aim to diversify teaching staff  Albany Times Union

Albany city school officials are hoping a new partnership with New York University will help diversify the district's overwhelmingly white teaching force. [.



'Pizza Mike' cooks up civic support and charity  Albany Times Union

Albany. Mike Urgo has a broken heart, literally. He has endured 15 operations and procedures over the past decade — including two open-heart surgeries and ...



Funeral arrangements for teen, slain on Cohoes bike trail  WRGB

ALBANY, NY Funeral arrangements are set for the 17-year-old Albany High School student who was shot and killed on a bike path in Cohoes last weekend.



Troy grad a Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar success story  Troy Record

TROY, N.Y. — Troy native Cassandra Pintro is a shining example of how Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar can help set students on a successful path.



Capital Region students leave classes to protest mass shootings  Times Union

As the clock struck 10 o'clock Wednesday, thousands of students in the Capital Region stood up and walked out of school in a mass protest against gun violence ...



Girls explore STEM's outdoor side in Altamont  WNYT

July 20, 2018 06:36 PM. ALTAMONT - About 40 young ladies from Schenectady and Albany in the Girls Inc. "Eureka!" program are in the midst of a special ...



Albany High graduate's fashion line featured in NY Times  Albany Times Union

Two big life events happened to Taofeek Abijako in 2016. He graduated from Albany High School and he became an international-selling fashion designer.



Jealous rage or self-defense? Lawyers clash at Albany murder trial  Times Union

ALBANY — Charley Hawkins said her arguments with on-and-off boyfriend Lahquann Grady were so volatile that she needed to grab knives to get to him leave ...



Police have footage showing fatal June shooting  Times Union

ALBANY — Footage from a video surveillance camera shows two men shooting Equan Fallen, 20, in front of his Livingston Avenue home earlier this year.



On Columbine anniversary, students in Albany, Niskayuna Clifton Park rally against gun violence  Times Union

ALBANY - On a sunny day blasted by wild and bitter wind, 500 students rallied outside the state Capitol to demand laws curbing gun violence. They were among ...



Albany native Stefon Harris wins prestigious jazz award  Times Union

Stefon Harris, the jazz-vibraphone virtuoso, composer and 1991 Albany High School graduate, has been tapped as a winner of the 2018 Doris Duke Artist ...



'Die Deutschen' who disappeared: What happened to Albany's German-Americans?  Times Union

ALBANY — One hundred years ago, the South End and Central Avenue bustled with beer gardens and butcher shops. German rang throughout parish schools ...



Sinkhole opens on North Main Ave. in Albany  WNYT

Crews are working to repair a sinkhole caused by a water main break on Washington Ave. and North Main Ave. in Albany. N. Main is closed from Washington to ...



Albany High teacher helps refugee students attend UAlbany  Albany Times Union

Albany. During his 2004 tour in Iraq with the New York National Guard's 27th Infantry Division, Brian Huskie lost three soldiers in his unit killed by car bombs.



Albany voters will choose three of four candidates for school board  Times Union

ALBANY — A slew of last minute nominating petitions for the May 15 Albany City School Board race yielded seven office seekers, although three were tossed ...



'Robotic cats' comforting patients with dementia at VA nursing home in Albany  WNYT

Providing care for patients with dementia is challenging. Medication doesn't always ease their agitation and restlessness. Artificial intelligence is helping.



Albany High School to receive new athletic field  NEWS10 ABC

Due to the passing of Proposition 2, construction of a new turf athletic field will take place at Albany High School.



Defying trend, Albany charter school for girls attracts non-English speakers  Times Union

ALBANY — Maria Nahar had plenty of reasons to be nervous on her first day at Albany Leadership Charter High School. She was new to the country, new to the ...



We The Animals at The Spectrum with special post-film Q&A  alloveralbany

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Albany Tulip Festival rooted in Dutch heritage  Times Union

Image 1 of 9. Albany High School seniors, from left, Gail Cabahug, Juliette Geraghty, Laura Marin, Abigail Scheuermann, Ashma Thapa, Erin Lippitt, Sarha ...



75 step off in JROTC unit at Albany High  Albany Times Union

The National Defense Cadet Corps program is helping them master skills, such as time management and focusing on studies that are helping to increase their ...



Churchill: The killing that shook, then changed, Albany  Times Union

Albany. Her family's hope for a better life brought sweet, beautiful Kathina Thomas to Albany. The city couldn't keep her safe.



Sponsor-a-Scholar program mentors kids into college  Times Union

Paul Collins-Hackett is paying it forward. The 33-year-old runs two non-profits he founded that bring social services, resources and entertainment directly to ...



Hero to Albany school kids remembered on building  Times Union

ALBANY — It's fitting, really, that Tony's name ended up here, adorning a building that now houses Albany's most at-risk children during the school day.



Police identify man shot dead in Albany on Tuesday  Times Union

ALBANY — Police identified the man killed Tuesday evening in West Hill as Equan Fallen, 20, of Albany. Police initially said Fallen was 25 but later said he was ...



Playing to win  Times Union

John Scott woke up to a nightmare on June 11, 2011: Countless texts, missed phone calls and voicemails telling him Eddie Stanley was dead. Eddie Stanley.



Playwright, actress Charlayne Woodard coming home to speak on creative life  Albany Times Union

On a break from rehearsal of the new play "Daddy" by Jeremy O. Harris, actress and playwright Charlayne Woodard reflected that most of her success was ...



Albany High School student speaks out about racism  Albany Times Union

Albany. Though its been weeks since the first racial taunts were sent over social media, the words are still *fresh* in Kori Dobbs' mind.



Photos: Albany High School graduation  Albany Times Union

ALBANY — The Albany High School class of 2015 gathered for commencement exercises Sunday afternoon at SEFCU Arena.



Analysis: Charter schools have made segregation worse in Albany  Times Union

Integration has long led to better outcomes for students, but charters say that's not always the case. By Bethany Bump. Updated 8:09 am EST, Sunday, ...



Duty Calls: World War I history preserved for youth of America  Times Union

Gene Loparco of Colonie, a Vietnam War veteran and veterans advocate, has received a belated Christmas gift of historical note. Dick Wood of Latham, retired ...



Albany High breaks ground on new athletic field  Albany Times Union

Albany. It was hard to distinguish what shined brighter Tuesday afternoon: the sun, or all the smiles from those in attendance at Albany High.



Carmen Duncan grows nonprofit to inspire young professionals  Albany Times Union

When Mission Accomplished Transition Services founder and chief coach Carmen Duncan encourages millennials to overcome obstacles, she's speaking from ...



Albany student wins prestigious American Legion post  Albany Times Union

Emmanuel Tay had no idea who was challenging him in his gubernatorial campaign. [...] that is, word spread through his American Legion youth program that ...



Albany Police Investigating Fatal Stabbing, Early Morning Shooting  WAMC

Albany police are investigating a fatal stabbing and an early morning shooting.



School basketball: Mekeel girls cruise to win  The Daily Gazette

Avery Mills scored 20 points to lead Mekeel Christian Academy to a 66-13 Western Athletic Conference victory over Northville on Wednesday. Madison ...



Racist taunts earn suspensions at Albany High  Albany Times Union

Racist taunts including use of the n-word began on Twitter almost immediately after Kori Dobbs, who is African-American, was elected senior class president at ...



Watch this: Albany teen's 'My Shot' rap posted on 'Hamilton' page  Times Union

Lee Reh, one of the Albany teen rappers who attended the Grammys two years ago, is back in the spotlight with a video of his performance of “My Shot” from ...



Second man arrested for June slaying in Albany  Times Union

ALBANY -- A second person was arrested in connection with the June slaying of an Albany man shot on Livingston Avenue. Albany police arrested Trayron ...



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