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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 High student with BB gun taken into custody after lockdown  Times Union

ALBANY — Albany High School was on lockdown Thursday afternoon after a report of a student with a weapon, police said. A student who had a BB gun was ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Students in custody after Albany High fight  WNYT

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



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 ...



"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. Selkirk man wins $5M in lottery ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Letter: Staff set a welcoming tone at Albany High  Times Union

I am a proud graduate of Albany High School, class of 1981. If it hadn't been for my high school guidance counselor at Albany High, I may not have gone on to ...



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 ...



Another Albany High student charged, more suspended after brawl  Times Union

ALBANY — As students arrived at Albany High School four days after the brawl that shut down the school, another student was charged and two more were ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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.” ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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.



'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 ...



'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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



Amid voting problems, Albany school plan passes  Albany Times Union

Residents were faced with a litany of voting problems, from conflicting information over where to vote and polling places that didn't open on time to long lines ...



Girl's 2008 death brings renewed push in Albany to end gun violence  WNYT

June 04, 2018 05:45 PM. ALBANY - It's a call to end gun violence in the city of Albany, 10 years in the making. Kathina Thomas, 10, was killed when she was ...



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. [.



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 ...



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.



Albany man charged with murder in June 13 shooting  Times Union

ALBANY — A 26-year-old city man was arrested Monday in connection to the shooting death of a 20-year-old resident outside his family's apartment a month ...



Video: High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors  Times Union

The Times Union presented the High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors in Schenectady on Saturday, recognizing area schools for their achievements ...



Albany High School teacher arrested for sleeping with teenage boy  WGNO New Orleans

A 33-year-old high school teacher has been arrested for having sex with a teenage boy.



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 blood drive aims to boost supplies  Albany Times Union

Students and staff members gave blood at Albany High School's second drive of the 2016-17 school year on Thursday. The school hopes to help the American ...



20-year-old's killing latest tragedy for Albany family  Times Union

ALBANY — The block of Livingston Avenue was quiet Wednesday morning, just hours after a 20-year-old man was shot dead outside his family's apartment.



Cuomo asks for investigation of schools that punish students for walkout  Times Union

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday urged state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia to stop school administrators from punishing students who ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Students lead Albany protest against gun violence in solidarity with national marches  Times Union

ALBANY — Eighteen-year-old Lauren Kexel doesn't view arming teachers as a deterrent to school shootings. "Fighting fire with fire, it just doesn't work, and I ...



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.



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 ...



High school musical nominations announced  Times Union

The second annual nominations for this year's High School Musical Theatre Awards were announced Wednesday morning at Proctors, setting the stage for the ...



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 ...



Watervliet man pleads not guilty to killing Cohoes teen  Times Union

ALBANY - The Watervliet man accused of killing a Cohoes teen pleaded not guilty Friday to two felony charges in Albany County Court. Thomas Slivienski was ...



$625K settlement is seen as a 'smack in the face' to Dontay Ivy's family  Times Union

ALBANY - Donald “Dontay” Ivy was loved and respected. “He wasn't a threat to the world in any way, shape or form,” Derek Johnson, an Albany councilman and ...



Arrest made in bike path killing  Times Union

COHOES - Before Johni Dunia left for school last Friday he wanted to show his mother something. He reached into his backpack, pulled out his report card and ...



Young local thespians headed to Broadway  Times Union

Annabelle Duffy and Brandon Sarti are Broadway bound. The pair in May won best actress and best actor in the High School Musical Theatre Awards, which ...



Albany Police Investigating Fatal Stabbing, Early Morning Shooting  WAMC

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



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.



In Albany, Nixon backs tax cap, but has plan to ease override procedure  Times Union

Albany. Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon believes it should be easier to override the state's 2 percent cap on school property taxes. That could be done, ...



Plan calls for relocating Albany High to Harriman Campus  Albany Times Union

A major new development plan for the city would relocate Albany High School to the state Harriman Office Campus and allow a developer to build a new college ...



Oct. 10 fundraiser planned for teen with leukemia  Times Union

ALBANY -- A fundraiser is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 10, to help out an Albany youngster who is fighting leukemia. Kamal Havercombe, 16, was diagnosed ...



Blood drive at Albany High School  Albany Times Union

ALBANY -- Students and staff at Albany High School rolled up their sleeves to give blood at its second blood donation drive this school year.



Chris Churchill: The actual cost of Albany's proposed high school  Albany Times Union

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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 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 ...



US Lacrosse launches program in Albany  Albany Times Union

The Albany Police Athletic League has run youth clinics and Albany High has added lacrosse as a sport, but the overall growth of the sport took a major step ...



Students create black history board game, graphic novel  Times Union

Albany. In an era when smartphones resemble handheld casinos, this team of high school students love board games so much, they designed a beautiful one of ...



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.



From Karen refugee to Albany High School graduate  Albany Times Union

In the other, he lived in a home with electricity and running water. Like a number of refugees and immigrants who've come to the school district in recent years, ...



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 ...



Cuomo allocates resources to combat Albany crime  Times Union

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday pledged $2.2 million in state support to combat violence in Albany, including a $50,000 inaugural gun-violence ...



SEEN: 2014 Albany High School Prom  Albany Times Union

Image 1 of 124. Were you Seen at the Albany High School Prom at the New York State Museum in Albany on Saturday, May 31, 2014? Were you Seen at the ...



Nominees revealed for 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors  Spotlight News

HighSchoolMusicalTheatreAwards #Proctors #TheTimesUnion #BethlehemCentralHighSchool #MichaelHallisey #SpotlightNews SCHENECTADY — At a ...



Nevada educator named Albany's new superintendent  Albany Times Union

ALBANY — The Albany City School District has named Kaweeda Adams, a 28-year educator and school administrator at one of the nation's largest school ...



Biancolli: Mourning punk scene 'den mother'  Albany Times Union

Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, a small, tight, scrappy punk scene took hold on Albany's Lark Street. At the center of it — offering warmth and food, ...



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