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Celebration planned to remember young woman murdered on Memorial Day  WRGB

ALBANY, N. Y. (WRGB) – Jamil Hood says Ayanna Hunter was likely the best player he ever coached. That's why he's helping use basketball to raise money for ...



Another arrest in fatal Niskayuna shooting  Times Union

SCHENECTADY – A Niskayuna woman faces felony charges for her alleged role in the fatal shooting of her friend at a Memorial Day cookout at an normally ...



DA Carney says Ayanna Hunter's killer acted in self-defense  Times Union

NISKAYUNA — The fatal shooting of 21-year-old Ayanna Hunter in May by two teens she had a months-long beef with was "legally justifiable" because she fired ...



Photos: Albany High graduation 2019  Times Union

Image 1 of 27. Albany High School Class of 2019 co-presidents Jeffery Lambo, left, Ben Morton, center, and Nancy Lundberg, right, give the class presidents ...



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 ...



30 best high schools in the Albany, NY area: See 2019 rankings  newyorkupstate.com

See graduation rates and college readiness scores for the best high schools in the Albany area.



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 ...



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 School students shadow Siena chefs  NEWS10 ABC

From food prep to cooking, Albany High School's culinary students getting the opportunity to work with professionals at Siena College.



'Sweet Charity' at Albany High School  Albany Times Union

Albany High School's "Sweet Charity" will be performed at 7 p.m. March 28 – 30 and 2 p.m. March 31 at Albany High School.

Promotion photos for Albany ...



Critic's notebook: Albany High theater explores being a woman  Times Union

ALBANY – Raw, unalloyed emotion explodes from the 30 teens in "Hers," a student-written work being performed this weekend by the Albany High School ...



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 ...



District: Two taken into custody following fight at Albany High School  WRGB

ALBANY, NY (WRGB) - Officials with the Albany City School District say that two students were taken into custody following a reported fight at the High School.



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.



Class of 2019 looks ahead and reflects on high school years  Times Union

Be true to your school. And just as important, be true to yourself. That was one of the takeaways from interviews with a handful of this year's soon-to-be high ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Albany coach mourns shooting death of basketball star in Niskayuna  Times Union

NISKAYUNA – A somber Albany High School girl's basketball coach Decky Lawson recalled Ayanna "Yanna" Hunter's anticipation about the prospect of ...



Albany high school, GED grads can take free civil service exam  Times Union

ALBANY - Recent high school graduates and GED recipients living in the capital city will now be able to take the city's civil *service* exam for free. Hundreds of ...



'Tears-in-the-eyes moment' for Albany band at D-Day events  Times Union

The Albany Marching Falcons, the city school district's marching band, participated Thursday in commemorative exercises on the beach in Normandy, France, ...



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.



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 ...



2019 High School Musical Theatre Awards nominations announced  Times Union

SCHENECTADY— Eighteen out of a record 30 participating schools earned at least one nomination for this year's High School Musical Theatre Awards.



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 grads facing positive employment outlook  Times Union

No college, no problem. As Capital Region high school students prepare to don their graduation gowns and receive a diploma, they'll soon face a local labor ...



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 ...



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 ...



VIDEO: The high school basketball buzzer beater that did, then didn't count, in Minnesota  USA TODAY High School Sports

Melrose High in Alabama earned a spot to the Class 2A state finals when a buzzer beater by Albany was waved off because it came too late.



Albany school board member to join Cuomo administration  Times Union

ALBANY — With a year left on her term, Albany Board of Education secretary Jennifer Lange has resigned her seat to accept a job in Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's ...



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 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 ...



One Dead in Shooting at Apartment Complex  Spectrum News

As we are learning more about Monday's fatal shooting at an apartment complex in Niskayuna, the people who knew the victim are remembering her. According ...



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 ...



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 ...



Photos: Schenectady High School graduation  Times Union

The Schenectady High School class of 2019 graduated on Wednesday at commencement...



"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. Nearly 11,000 without power after ...



Dates, times of High School Musical Theatre Award participants' shows  Times Union

Were you Seen at the High School Musical Theatre Awards presented by the Times Union held at Proctors in Schenectady on Saturday, May 19, 2018?



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



New citizens sworn in on Independence Day  Times Union

ALBANY — When Dhimiter Cobani walked into Albany High School for his first day of classes, the then 14-year-old freshly arrived from Albania was stunned by ...



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 ...



My Brother's Keeper participants gather in Albany  Times Union

ALBANY — Darryl White has already been accepted in college but his work at Albany High School is far from done. Every Wednesday, White and other ...



Veterans board flight for an experience of a lifetime  NEWS10 ABC

Earlier today, 64 veterans boarded a Patriot Flight at Albany International Airport for an experience of a lifetime.



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 marks Sgt. Henry Johnson Day, honors pair  Times Union

ALBANY – City officials marked the third Henry Johnson Day on Wednesday to honor World War I hero Sgt. Henry Johnson on the 102nd anniversary of his ...



Photos: Ballston Spa High School graduation  Times Union

Image 1 of 55. Tamara Myvette receives her diploma from Principal Gianleo Duca during the Ballston Spa High School graduation ceremony at Saratoga ...



Niskayuna shooting victim to be buried Monday  Times Union

NISKAYUNA - As police continue to hunt for her killer, Ayanna 'Yanna' Hunter will be laid to rest Monday. Pastor Arnetta Dix of Refreshing Springs Church of ...



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'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 ...



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. [.



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 ...



High School Musical Theatre Awards wow again  Times Union

SCHENECTADY —. The High School Musical Theatre Awards Saturday night was its biggest show since its inception at Proctors in 2017. The largest audience ...



Justice cuts years off Albany killer's sentence  Times Union

ALBANY — At 16, Jah-Lah Vanderhorst was caught on video fatally stabbing 17-year-old Albany High School track star Tyler Rhodes in the heart in Hoffman ...



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 ...



Today is the the 3rd Annual Henry Johnson Day  NEWS10 ABC

Wednesday is the 3rd annual Henry Johnson Day in Albany. Preparations have been going on for weeks now.



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: Shenendehowa High School graduation  Times Union

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Shenendehowa High School held it's graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Valedictorian ...



Students create murals for vacant properties In Albany  Albany Times Union

ALBANY — A giant ladybug looms. A chubby beaver mans a stand with balloons, a spray of them floating upward against the sky. A galactic swirl of blue and ...



Tulip Queen crowned during sunny festival day  Times Union

The past week's rain and overcast sky gave way to a sunny day and light breeze Saturday during Albany's 71st annual Tulip Festival. Thousands flocked to ...



Saratoga girls basketball wins quarterfinal over Shaker, 59-50  The Saratogian

ALBANY, N.Y. – It's been more than a year since the Saratoga Springs girls basketball team could celebrate a Section 2 quarterfinal win, and the 59-50 win ...



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. But Dobbs, an Albany ...



Albany refugee now an aspiring architect — and a featured graduation speaker  Times Union

ALBANY - When 10-year-old Musa Kanneh fled two civil wars in Africa with his family and was resettled as a refugee in Albany, he didn't know how to read and ...



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.



New York school tax proposals are within the cap  Times Union

ALBANY — With an average increase of 2.6 percent statewide, this year's proposed school property tax increases are the highest since 2014, although just a bit ...



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 ...



Albany schools face potential $2.7M budget gap  Times Union

ALBANY — Albany City School District officials are hoping state lawmakers can secure them more aid during state budget negotiations this spring as the district ...



Cohoes murder trial delayed after defendant injured  Times Union

ALBANY - The case against the Watervliet man accused of killing a Cohoes teen on the Mohawk-Hudson bike path last year was declared a mistrial after the ...



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.



Teen theater troupes take on women-focused plays  Times Union

Theater ensembles in Albany and Saratoga Springs that feature teenage members will this weekend be performing works that focus on women.



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 ...



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 ...



Radio host off air after Niskayuna shooting victim tweet  Times Union

A local talk radio host was pulled from the air after a tweet he sent about the slaying...



Niskayuna death probe leads to arrest on weapons charges  Times Union

Pierre D. Thompson, 19, faces felony weapon count but so far no one charged with Ayanna "Yanna" Hunter's killing. By Paul Nelson. Updated 5:07 pm EDT, ...



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.



Police probe links between Niskayuna homicide, Schenectady shootout  Times Union

SCHENECTADY — The fired city worker allegedly involved in last week's street shootout with another man is the stepfather of a young woman shot to death at a ...



71st Annual Tulip Festival Starts Today  Spectrum News

Hopefully the rain we're expecting will hold off long enough to go tip-toeing through the tulips this weekend. Albany's 71st Tulip Festival starts today.



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 ...



Several Buildings To Be Demolished After Sunday Fires  Spectrum News

Dozens of people have been displaced in Albany after two separate fires Sunday, and several buildings are set to come down. Demolition equipment was on the ...



Parking restrictions, road closures for Albany's Memorial Day parade  Times Union

ALBANY — The city's Memorial Day parade will prompt parking restrictions and road closures Monday, May 27. The parade is to start at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the ...



Remains of killed sailor come home  NavyTimes.com

Fair winds and following seas, Ensign Charles M. Stern Jr.



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 Remembers Native Son Henry Johnson At Annual Ceremony  WAMC

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan led a ceremony Wednesday honoring city World War I hero Henry Johnson.



Killer to Albany judge: I'm no monster  Times Union

ALBANY — Stacey Rhodes was scrolling through Facebook on June 13 when she came across a post from a friend of Jah-Lah Vanderhorst, who at 16 killed her ...



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 ...



Albany's first high school  alloveralbany

Because of all the talk about the vote over what to do with the current Albany High School, we thought we pull out some photos of the city's first high school ...



Lesser role in killing, more time in prison  Times Union

ALBANY — Dhoruba Shuaib's lawyer asked jurors to believe their eyes and a video that clearly showed another person fatally stab 17-year-old Tyler Rhodes in ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Fired Schenectady city worker allegedly involved in shootout released from jail  Times Union

SCHENECTADY – A former city worker and ex-con accused of shooting and wounding a teen who may have played a role in the fatal Memorial Day shooting of ...



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.



Chris Churchill: Albany school plan is anything but cheap  Albany Times Union

Whether to borrow money for the plan, which includes a mix of renovation and new construction, will be on the November ballot. Among other changes, the ...



Albany's anti-school truancy program unravels  Albany Times Union

Years ago — with the help of partners in the city, county and school district — it was his job to round up those kids and convince them to go back to class, to stay ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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 ...



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