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In the News

Media coverage of Albany's public schools
Don't always have time to keep up with the news? You can follow the links below to check out media coverage of Albany's public schools in 2016-17 and in past years.

 

You also can register for Albany School News Notifier (SNN) to stay up to date with what's happening throughout the district, and like us on Facebook at "Albany city schools" or follow us on Twitter @AlbanySchools.

 

November

  • The Times Union reported Nov. 18 on the Board of Education's plan to include a second facilities proposition on the Jan. 10 ballot. In addition to the proposal to renovate 50 North Lark St., to create a new middle school, voters also will consider a proposal to buy the building at 395 Elk St., currently home to West Hill Middle School and the proposed future home of the Altenrative Learning Center.

  • The Times Union reported Nov. 3 on the Board of Education's plan to approve a search firm to assist with the process of hiring the City School District of Albany's next permanent superintendent. The board approved that plan at its Nov. 3 meeting. Interim Superintendent Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D., whose current contract runs through August 2017, had not yet decided if she will seek the permanent position.

October

  • The City School District of Albany celebrated the start of the Albany High School pool renovation project with a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 25. Media coverage included:

  • The Times Union reported Oct. 21 about the Board of Education's approval of an interim enrollment pattern for a new middle school at 50 North Lark St., beginning in 2017-18 (subscription may be required to read the story online).

  • The Times Union reported Oct. 14 about the efforts of Albany High School senior Matthew Pickett, a member of the school's JROTC program, to plan and organize a community-wide event to benefit veterans in the Capital Region.

  • The Times Union reported Oct. 12 about the planned Jan. 10 vote on proposed renovations to convert the City School District of Albany building at 50 North Lark St., into a middle school for 2017-18. If approved, the renovations would have no impact on taxes.

September

  • A Sept. 29 Times Union story highlighted the role of Albany High School senior and JROTC leader Matthew Pickett in organizing an October event to support veterans.

  • YNN/Ch. 9 featured Albany High School exchange student Timothy Chanoine on Sept. 17. Chanoine is a member of the Albany High football team.

  • The Times Union editorialized Sept. 9 in support of the state restoring approximately $1.6 million in funding to William S. Hackett Middle School for the 2016-17 school year (subscription may be required to read the story online).

  • State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia started the school year at William S. Hackett Middle School on Sept. 6, recognizing Hackett for its strong academic progress. Media coverage included:

  • The Albany High School football team upset defending Section II Class AA champion Saratoga Springs 16-14 to start the 2016 season Sept. 3. It was the Falcons' first regular-season win since 2007. Media coverage included:

  • CBS6Albany sat down in-studio with Albany High football coach for a Sept. 2 preview of the 2016 season.

  • The Times Union recognized two City School District of Albany teachers in a Sept. 1 feature story about five outstanding teachers trom throughout the Capital Region nominated by the newspaper's readers. District teachers featured were Kerstin Comproski of William S. Hackett Middle School and Cathy Lotmore of Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) (subscription may be required to read the story online).

August

  • CBS6Albany previewed the Albany High School football season on the first day of preseason practice Aug. 15.

July

  • The Times Union reported July 24 on the City School District of Albany's Summer Newcomer Academy, a new program the district launched this year to help its growing number of refugee and immigrant students adjust to a new language, a new school environment and and a new culture.

  • News10's Josh Rultenberg took a look July 17 at the significant improvements Albany High School football coach Joey DiPiazza has made since taking over the program in 2015.

  • Albany High School football coach Joey DiPiazza added significant experience and leadership to his staff July 14 with the addition of former University at Albany defensive guru Mike Simpson. Check out some of the media coverage:

  • CBS6Albany profiled former Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) and rising William S. Hackett Middle School student Kazir Goldston on July 8. Goldston is a six-time national boxing champion, including back-to-back Junior Olympics titles in his 119-pound weight class.

You also can check out media coverage of Albany's public schools in past years at the following links:

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