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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 2014-15 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 follow us on Facebook at "Albany city schools."



  • The Jan. 25 Times Union included coverage of the previous day's fund-raiser at the Albany Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall to benefit the Albany Marching Falcons' upcoming trip to Ireland.

  • Students from the Automotive Technologies program at Albany High School's Abrookin Career and Technical Institute got a behind-the-scenes look at the mechanics of Monster Jam at the Times Union Center on Jan. 16. The Times Union published photos of their experience on the front page Jan. 17, with additional photos online.

  • Senior Mylah Chandler had 12 points, 20 rebounds, five blocked shots and three assists Jan. 15 to lead the Albany High School girls' basketball team to a 47-41 victory at rival Catholic Central. Check out coverage of the game in the Times Union.

  • Check out this Jan. 14 WNYT/Ch. 13 story about students from Giffen Memorial Elementary School and Stephen and Harriet Myers MIddle School who have formed a music group to spread a positive message for their peers. They call themselves "Young and Gifted" -- and they are!

  • YNN/Ch. 9 visited Albany School of Humanities (ASH) on Jan. 13 for a story about the school's Blast-Off for Math activities, a precursor to ASH's second annual Math Night on Jan. 15. You also can visit our Photo Gallery for more information about the event.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 covered a fundraiser Jan. 11 at the North Albany American Legion Post to benefit the Albany Marching Falcons, who will travel to Ireland in March.

  • The Times Union covered the second blood drive of the school year Jan. 9 at Albany High School.

  • CBS6Albany interviewed Assistant Superintendent for Business Affairs Bill Hogan for a Jan. 9 story about the severe impact that the state's gap elimination adjustment has had on the district over the past five years. 

  • City School District of Albany School Lunch Director Lisa Finkenbinder was featured in the Times Union's Jan. 8 coverage of the annual New York School Nutrition Association Regional Seminar in Albany.  

  • Members of the Siena College men's and women's basketball teams, including 2013 Albany High School graduate Emia Willingham-Hurst, visited North Albany Academy on Jan. 5. The Times Union and CBS6Albany provided coverage.


  • ESPN Radio/104.5 FM interviewed Albany High School's new football coach, Joey DiPiazza, on Dec. 16.

  • The Times Union reported on Albany High School's new football coach, Joey DiPiazza, in its Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 editions.


  • The Nov. 20 Times Union provided coverage of the previous night's district-wide enrollment and grade-configuration presentation at Delaware Community School.

  • The Nov. 19 Times Union included a story about the district's planning process to address growing student enrollment. Visit our From the Superintendent section for additional information.

  • Albany High School senior Mylah Chandler signed a National Letter of Intent on Nov. 14 to play basketball at Division I Colgate University next year. CBS6Albany and YNN/Ch. 9 (video not available online) were there to cover it.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 covered the New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities event at the New York State Museum on Nov. 6 at which Albany High School and the City School District of Albany's Special Education Department were recognized for programs that successfully transition students from high school to the workforce. Visit our District News section to read more about the 2014 Youth Transition Award.

  • City School District of Albany Director of ESL and Refugee Services Tom Giglio was among the interview subjects for a Nov. 2 Times Union story about ESL services in area schools.



  • The Times Union, CBS6Albany and YNN/Ch. 9 provided coverage of the Sept. 28 Albany Booster Club Falcon 5K and Fun Run/Walk in Washington Park. The second annual event drew more than 500 participants.

  • The Sept. 25 Times Union included coverage of the Albany Marching Falcons' planned trip to Ireland to perform in the 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin. You also can visit our District News section to find out how to support the Marching Falcons' fundraising efforts for the trip.

  • The Times Union reported on its website Sept. 19 about the public hearing held the previous night regaridng six charter-school applications.

  • The Sept. 18 Times Union included coverage of the Board of Education's discussions regarding potential plans to renovate Albany High School.

  • The Sept. 17 Times Union featured North Albany Academy in a story about the annual Dads Take Your Child to School Day. YNN/Ch. 9 also reported on "Dads Day" with a visit to Delaware Community School on Sept. 16 (log-in required to view video). You can visit our Facebook page to check out Dads Day photos from Delaware and Eagle Point Elementary School.

  • CBS6Albany reported Sept. 16 on the launch of a statewide initiative to increase student attendance at school. The effort by the New York State Council on Children and Families featured seven students from Delaware Community School and Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Tehcnology (TOAST). Visit our District News section to read more.

  • The Sept. 5 Times Union featured first-year Eagle Point Elementary School teacher Christina Hannah in its back-to-school coverage.

  • WTEN/Ch. 10 featured Albany High School on the first day of the 2014-15 school year, highlighting the school's Freshman Falcons First Day to help ninth-graders with the transition to high school.

  • The Sept. 4 Times Union included the City School District of Albany in a regional look at how school districts communicate with families.


  • The Times Union featured Eagle Point Elementary School chess prodigy Martha Samadashvili on Aug. 5.


  • The front page of the Capital Region section in the July 10 Times Union featured photos of the City School District of Albany's summer meals program, and The Boys and Girls Club of Albany's free summer camp. You can view the photos online among others in the Capital Region photos gallery (photos 27-29 on July 10).

  • The Times Union reported on the City School District of Albany's 2014 Hall of Fame inductees July 9.

  • CBS6Albany featured the City School District of Albany's summer meals program July 7. The program provides free breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 years or younger at 12 district schools. Visit our District News section for more information.

  • The July 3 Times Union included a story about teen-agers from across the country spending the week (June 29-July 5) participating in in the Albany Workcamp, a community service project in which the teens worked on minor home repairs and painting projects in the South End. Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School provided a home to the campers during their mission.

  • The July 3 edition of the Times Union including photo coverage of Albany High School's June 29 graduation ceremonies. The newspaper also published additional photos online June 30.

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

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