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Media coverage of Albany's public schools
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June

  • The Times Union reported June 17 about an award that City School District of Albany and Director of ENL and Refugee Services Thomas Giglio will receive for service to the city's rapidly growing refugee population.

  • The national Fox News Channel program "Shepard Smith Reporting" featured Albany High School English teacher Brian Huskie in a June 1 story about Huskie's efforts to raise money for a University at Albany scholarship fund for refugee students.

May

  • The Times Union reported May 30 about the contributions more than 2,000 City School District of Albany students are making to a large art project that will be installed this summer in the city's Sheridan Hollow neighborhood (subscription may be required).

  • The Times Union reported May 18 about the efforts of Albany High School English teacher Brian Huskie to support a University at Albany scholarship fund for refugee students (subscription may be required).

  • U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer visited Albany High School on May 16 to urge the U.S. Army to provide funding for the school's popular new cadet program. WNYT/Ch. 13, WTEN/Ch. 10 and TWCNews/Ch. 9 covered the event.

  • The Times Union and The Altamont Enterprise reported May 10 about an apology issued by the Voorheesville Central School District Board of Education president after negative comments about Albany were attributed to him from an April meeting.

  • The Times Union reported May 5 about Pine Hills Elementary School's role in an announcement earlier in the week of a $2.5 million New York State Department of Health grant to help build healthier communities throughout the Capital Region (subscription may be required).

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 reported May 4 on the efforts of two Albany High School teachers to walk 25 miles to raise $25,000 to support a University at Albany scholarship fund for refugee students.

  • Albany School of Humanities (ASH) participated in National Walk and Bike to School Day on May 4. Check out coverage on TWCNews/Ch. 9.

  • Albany High School students joined Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple and the NY Teen Save Driving Coalition on May 4 to urge students throughout the region to be safe on the roads during prom season and all year long. May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month. WNYT/Ch. 13 and WTEN/Ch. 10 covered the announcement.

  • The Times Union reported May 4 about the City School District of Albany's work to revise its student code of conduct to address inconsistencies that have contributed to disparities in suspension rates among student groups (subscription may be required).

April

March

  • The Times Union took an in-depth look March 29 at the City School District of Albany's plans to develop a newcomer program to provide targeted instruction and supports for the city's growing refugee student population (subscription may be required to access the link).

  • The Times Union, as part of a series on immigration in Albany, reported March 28 about the City School District of Albany's growing student population of English-language learners and its efforts to provide more services and supports through a growing English as a New Language program (subscription may be required to access the link).

  • The Times Union reported March 26 about the upcoming school musical at Albany School of Humanities (ASH), a collaboration of long-time physical education teacher/coach/theater director Leslie Bogucki and her mother, Jaccquelynne (subscription may be required to access the link).

  • The Times Union reported March 17 about the City School District of Albany's budget-development process and funding needs for 2016-17 (subscription may be required to access the link).

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 featured Albany High School senior Leah Dollard on March 11 as one of its top 10 girls' basketball all-stars for the 2015-16 season. Dollard joined teammate and fellow senior Ayanna Hunter on WNYT's all-star team.

  • Check out the Times Union's March 11 feature story on Albany High School's annual musical performance, "Once on This Island" (subscription may be required to access the link).

February

  • Coverage of the Albany High School girls' basketball team's Section II Class AA semifinal win over Columbia included this story in the Feb. 27 Times Union (subscription may be required). Coverage also included this story on TWCNews/Ch. 9.

  • The Times Union reported Feb. 26 about the preliminary findings of the City School District of Albany's review of voting problems in the Feb. 9 Albany High School vote.

  • The Feb. 25 Times Union included a story about the Albany High School Robotics team preparing for an upcoming competition with assistance from partners at National Grid (subscription may be required). WNYT/Ch. 13 also featured Albany High's Robotics team Feb. 26.

  • Wellesley Magazine featured 2014 Albany High School graduate Zilpa Oduor in its winter 2016 edition.

  • The Times Union reported about the experience that Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School eighth-graders Rah-mene McDuffie and Lee Reh had at the Grammys on Feb. 15.

  • The unofficial margin in the Feb. 9 Albany High School referendum narrowed to 189 after the City School District of Albany discovered an error in the vote totals at one polling location. The Times Union reported on the change in the unofficial vote totals Feb. 11.

  • Voters approved the Feb. 9 referendum for a scaled-back renovation and constructino project for Albany High School by a 228-vote margin (4,061-,3833). Read coverage of the vote in the Feb. 10 Times Union.

  • The Feb. 9 Times Union included an editorial urging support of the referendum to rebuild Albany High School (subscription may be required).

  • CBS6Albany interviewed Board of Education Secretary Anne Savage on Feb. 9 about the scaled-back proposal to rebuild Albany High School.

  • CBS6Albany reported Feb. 8 on the final public tour opportunity at Albany High School in advance of the Feb. 9 vote on a scaled-back proposal to rebuild the 42-year-old school.

  • The Feb. 7 Times Union included an overview of the upcoming vote on the scaled-back proposal to rebuild Albany High School.

  • TWCNews/Ch. 9 reported Feb. 2 on community support for the proposal to rebuild Albany High School.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 recognized Albany High School senior Ayanna Hunter as one of the top area players for the 2015-16 season. Check out her profile from Feb. 5.

January

  • WTEN/Ch. 10 previewed the Jan. 28 concert by City School District of Albany music teachers, which supports additional programming and equipment for the district's robust music offerings for students in grades 3-12.

  • The Times Union and WNYT/Ch. 13 featured Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School eighth-graders Lee Reh and Rah-mene McDuffie on Jan. 26. The students won a national music contest and will attend this year's Grammy awards. Their winning song "Fight" is about making good choices and avoiding the negative influences teens can face. 

  • The Jan. 24 Times Union featured the new Junior ROTC program at Albany High School.

  • The Times Union "House of Hoops" blog featured a Jan. 6 profile on the success of the city's three high school boys' basketball coaches, including Albany High School coach Sean Brown. The Falcons improved to 5-4 after winning at Saratoga Springs on Jan. 5.

  • The Jan. 6 Times Union included an update on upcoming community forums and school tours to provide information and answer questions about the Feb. 9 vote on a scaled-back renovation and construction proposal for Albany High School.

  • The Jan. 4 Times Union included coverage of the Karen New Year's Celebration at William S. Hackett Middle School the previous day.

  • Albany High School graduate Philo Germano '13 visited the CBS6Albany studios Jan. 3 to talk about Syracuse's national championship in men's cross country.

December

  • The Times Union editorialized Dec. 28 on the districts' scaled-back renovation and construction proposal for Albany High School.

  • The Times Union followed up Dec. 23 on the strong show of support at the Dec. 17 Board of Education meeting for Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D.

  • The Times Union reported Dec. 18 about the Board of Education's approval of a new proposal to rebuild Albany High School. Voters will weigh in on the reduced $179.9 million proposal Feb. 9. The newspaper also published the story in its Dec. 19 editions.

  • Albany High School's girls' basketball team remained unbeaten with a 68-36 win at Troy on Dec. 17. Read about the team's seventh consecutive win to start the season in the Times Union.

  • The Times Union reported Dec. 18 on the important role Albany High School graduate Philo Germano '13 played in helping Syracuse win the NCAA Division I men's national championship in cross country last month.

  • The Times Union reported Dec. 16 on a report by the New York State Attorney General's Office that found that the City School District of Albany suspends black students and students with disabilities at significantly higher rates than their peers.

  • Several TV stations attended Albany County District Attorney David Soares' kickoff announcement for the 2015-16 WORDS anti-bullying initiative at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School on Dec. 14.

  • TWCNews/Ch. 9 reported Dec. 10 about the donation of 15 musical instruments The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation presented to Sheridan Preparatory Academy. The school's students put the instruments, valued at $15,000, on display for the first time at their winter concerts Dec. 10.

  • The Times Union reported Dec. 7 on the City School District of Albany's ongoing process of evaluating programmatic and space needs for middle school as it works to address increasing enrollment at all grade levels.

  • The Dec. 5 Daily Gazette reported on the Albany School of Humanities (ASH) field trip to Proctor's Theater in Schenectady for a performance of "The Nutcracker" ballet.

  • The Times Union reported Dec. 5 on the Albany High School girls' basketball team's Suburban Council win at Colonie the previous night.

  • The Times Union reported Dec. 5 on the City School District of Albany Board of Education's efforts to develop a less-expensive Albany High School facilities proposal for voters to consider in the winter or spring.

  • A locally produced film shot partly at Albany High School has been selected to compete in the prestigious 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Scenes for “As You Are” were filmed at several Capital Region locations earlier this fall, including two days at Albany High featuring students as extras. Check out the Dec. 3 Times Union to read more.

  • TWCNews/Ch. 9 reported Dec. 2 on the Arbor Hill Elementary School mentoring program that matches students with volunteers from SEFCU, including President and CEO Michael J. Castellana.

November

  • The Nov. 22  Denver Post included coverage of Syracuse's national championship in men's cross country, which featured a strong performance from Albany High School graduate Philo Germano '13. The coverage focuses on the key role Germano played in helping the Orange to the surprising upste of top-ranked Colorado.

  • The Times Union reported Nov. 22 about the Board of Education's Nov. 19 discussion about the future of Albany High School and the possibility of a second referendum on the proposed facilities project needed at the school.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 was among several local media outlets that reported Nov. 20 on Albany High School football coach Joey DiPiazza's recognition as one of four coaches nationally to receive the 2015 Dove Men+Care Caring Coach of the Year Award. DiPiazza will be recognized Dec. 18 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta along with the three other recipients from Alabama, Kentucky and Michigan. A documentary about DiPiazza also will be on display at the College Football Hall of Fame for the next year.

  • CBS6Albany reported Nov. 19 about the City School District of Albany's programs and services for its rapidly growing population of refugee and immigrant students. The story included an interview with Driector of ENL and Refugee Services Tom Giglio.

  • The Times Union reported Nov. 19 about the outcome of the City School District of Albany Board of Education election. Jennifer Lange, Ellen Roach and Vickie Smith were elected to fill the three open seats.

  • The Times Union covered the Nov. 17 visit by award-winning teen author Jason Reynolds at Albany High School.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 reported Nov. 12 about the State Education Department's process of "intercepting" state aid from school districts and sending it to charter schools when there is a discrepancy in residency requirements. The City School District of Albany, along with colleagues in the Troy and Lansingburgh school districts, believe the state should require charter schools to prove the students in question live at the address provided. Currently, charter schools are not required to prove residency of students when a school district withholds tuition payments because of inadequate proof of address.

  • The proposal to renovate and rebuild Albany High School failed by a narrow 103-vote margin following the counting of absentee ballots Nov. 12. Media coverage included this Times Union story.

  • Albany High School junior Jarrell Chaney talked with ESPN Radio/104.5-FM on Nov. 10 about the Falcons' recently ended football season. The Falcons finished the season with three straight wins, including their first win over a Class AA opponent since 2007.

October

  • TWCNews/Ch. 9 reported Nov. 2 about the proposal to renovate and expand Albany High School.

  • WTEN/Ch. 10 reported Oct. 28 about the proposal to renovate and expand Albany High School. Voters will consider the proposal Nov. 3.

  • City School District of Albany Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., welcomed a large group of local leaders to William S. Hackett Middle School on Oct. 28 to announce a broad partnership to support Hackett’s efforts to avoid a takeover by the state. Check out media coverage in the Times Union, and on CBS6Albany and TWCNews/Ch. 9. 

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 reported Oct. 26 about the proposal to renovate and expand Albany High School. Voters will consider the proposal Nov. 3.

  • Albany High School kicked off a new era for its student-athletes Oct. 17 when it opened its new athletic field with the first on-campus varsity football game in the history of Albany's public schools. The Falcons welcomed former crosstown rival CBA for the historic game. Check out coverage in the Times Union and on WNYT/Ch. 13, CBS6Albany and TWCNews/Ch. 9.

  • The Times Union reported Oct. 11 about the proposal to renovate and rebuild Albany High School after participating in a tour of the school with families and community members the previous day. Three more tours are scheduled throughout October to allow community members to learn more about the school's needs and the proposal Albany voters will consider Nov. 3.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 interviewed City School District of Albany Director of Curriculum and Instruction Karen Bechdol about the district's process for selecting textbooks for an Oct. 6 story about inappropriate content published in geogrpahy textbook used in a Texas school district.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 reported Oct. 1 on the City School District of Albany's new grant to expand prekindergarten for 269 3-year-old learners beginning in November. 

  • Times Union columnist Chris Churchill took a look Oct. 1 at the decision facing Albany voters on Nov. 3 when they head to the polls to decide on the proposal to update and expand Albany High School.

September

  • The Times Union reported Sept. 28 on efforts by the Albany and Schenectady city school districts to increase student attendance.

  • City School District of Albany Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Kathy Ryan was featured in a Sept. 27 Times Union article about the low numbers of women leading collegiate athletic departments in the United States.

  • TimeWarner Cable News/Ch. 9 provided coverage of Dads Take Your Kids to School Day activities at Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) on Sept. 22. More than 1,000 dads and father figures participated in the event throughout the district.

  • The Times Union highlighted Albany High School junior receiver Jarrell Chaney in its Sept. 21 weekly student-athlete honor roll.

  • The Times Union highlighted the members of the City School District of Albany Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on Sept. 16.

  • With Albany experiencing its first heat wave of the summer as the new school year began, TWCNews/Ch. 9 talked with Director of Athletics Kathy Ryan on Sept. 9 about precautions for student-athletes in high heat and humidity.

  • The Times Union back-to-school online photo gallery included several pictures from the first day at West Hill Middle School on Sept. 8 (images 11-18). The newspaper's Sept. 9 edition featured a West Hill photo on the front page.

  • The Times Union reported Sept. 8 on construction projects at several area school districts, including the athletic field and swimming pool projects at Albany High School.

  • The New Scotland Elementary School PTA organized a colorful start to the new school year, bringing students and families together on Labor Day to write and draw back-to-school messages in chalk on the sidewalks outside of school. The messages greeted staff, students and families when the school year began the following day. CBS6Albany and WNYT/Ch. 13 provided coverage.

  • The Times Union reported Sept. 7 about the challenges and opportunities for the 2015-16 school year at West Hill Middle School and William S. Hackett Middle School.

  • A new era in Albany High School football kicked off Sept. 5 at the University at Albany's Bob Ford Field as the Falcons took on Columbia in new coach Joey DiPiazza's first game. The Falcons started fast but wore down late as Columbia pulled away for a 34-7 win. Read about the game in the Sept. 6 Times Union.

  • Staff from Giffen Memorial Elementary School and New Scotland Elementary School welcomed author Debby Irving on Sept. 4 to discuss her book "Waking up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race." CBS6Albany provided coverage of the professional development opportunity.

August

  • The Times Union reported Aug. 16 about the impending start of a new era in Albany High School football as first-year coach Joey DiPiazza prepares for his first season.

  • The Times Union reported Aug. 13 on the "receivership" public hearing Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., hosted at William S. Hackett Middle School the previous evening.

  • The Times Union reported Aug. 12 on the research that Albany High School students Dhimiter Cobani and Emily Ha are conducting during the summer at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

  • Several media outlets covered public hearings that Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., conducted Aug. 11 at Albany High School and Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy on the state's new "receviership" law.

  • The Aug. 3 Times Union included a notice of the City School District of Albany's three scheduled public hearings Aug. 11-12 regarding receivership and changes it will have this school year at Albany High School, Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy and William S. Hackett Middle School.

  • The Times Union reported Aug. 2 on the City School District of Albany's door-to-door community-outreach efforts to inform families from the closed Brighter Choice charter middle schools that registration will be available Aug. 5 at the district's new West Hill Middle School.

July

  • Albany High School football coach Joey DiPiazza talked with FOX Sports AM-980/Albany Sports Radio about the upcoming season July 28. Senior Reed Drucker, soon to be a member of DiPiazza's first team and an aspiring sports journalist, joined host Rodger Wyland to ask the questions.

  • Media coverage of the July 21 groundbreaking ceremony for the new athletic field at Albany High School included the front page of the Times Union Sports section.

  • The July 17 Times Union included a story about an agreement on federal education funding that included full support for Title I funding for 2015-16. The City School District of Albany could have lost about $2 million of its $4.2 million in Title I funding without the agreement, which was supported by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer.

  • The Times Union reported July 17 about the State Education Department's official list of 144 "persistently struggling" and "struggling" school statewide, and steps districts must take to avoid losing local control over decisions affecting those schools. The list includes William S. Hackett Middle School ("persistently struggling"), Albany High School ("struggling") and Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy ("struggling").

  • The Times Union included photos and a complete listing of the City School District of Albany's locations for free summer meals in its July 6 editions.

  • The July 2 Times Union included a story about the City School District of Albany's plan to lease the former Brigher Choice middle schools to serve students in grades 6-8 for the 2015-16 school year. The schools closed at the end of the 2014-15 school year due to low academic performance.

June

  • The June 26 edition of the weekly Business Review featured an interview with Albany High School parent James Ketterer, whose daughter Molly ranked fifth out of nearly 400 students in the Class of 2015 and is headed to prestigious Barnard College in New York City this fall.

  • The June 26 Times Union included a look at taxpayer-funded middle-school education in Albany in conjunction with the closure of the city's fourth and fifth charter middle schools.

  • CBS6Albany reported June 25 on the last day of classes at the Brighter Choice charter middle schools, the fourth and fifth charter schools to close in Albany due to poor academic performance. The City School District of Albany will operate the schools as West Hill Middle School for one year in 2015-16 while the district's Grade Configuration Steering Committee helps the Board of Education plan for elementary and middle-school enrollment in 2016-17 and beyond.

  • CBS6Albany talked with Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., on June 11 about the City School District of Albany's plans to serve the students and families who will be affected by the closure of the Brighter Choice charter middle schools at the end of June.

  • U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand came to Albany School of Humanities on June 8 to advocate for continued federal funding for school meals and summer meals. Check out coverage in the Times Union.

May

  • CBS6Albany reported May 28 about Albany High School teacher Brian Huskie's efforts to establish a scholarship fund through the University at Albany to assist refugee students in affording college.

  • New State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia visited Pine Hills Elementary School on May 27, one day after taking on her new job. Check out coverage in the Times Union.

  • The Times Union reported May 21 on the new state law regarding school receivership, previewing that night's Board of Education discussion on the topic.

  • WTEN/Ch. 10 reported May 20 on the successful vote for Proposition #2, which will bring a new artificial-turf athletic field to Albany High School.

  • WTEN/Ch. 10 reported May 19 on the annual budget vote in Albany, including an interview with Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 recognized Albany High School student Victoria LaVigne as one of its "13 Kids Who Care" on May 11.

April

  • Times Union sports columnist James Allen shared his opinion April 27 about the proposed Albany High School athletic field, which voters will consider May 19 along with the proposed 2015-16 budget and a second tax-free proposition (subscription may be required to read the whole article).

  • The Times Union included the City School District of Albany in a round-up story April 23 following the first day of the 2015 state math exam for students in grades 3-8.

  • The Times Union included Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., in an April 19 follow-up story about the increase in parents locallyo and statewide opting their children out of this year's state ELA exam.

  • The Times Union included the City School District of Albany in an April 15 roundup of families choosing to have their children opt out of the annual state English-language arts exam. Of the 3,854 district students in grades 3-8, 597 opted out on the first day of the ELA exam, about 16 percent. Other local coverage including the district: WNYT/Ch. 13, CBS6Albany, Time Warner Cable News/Ch. 9 and  WTEN/Ch. 10.

  • The Times Union reported April 10 about the closing of two Brighter Choice middle schools at the end of the current school year and the distric'ts plans to serve the returning students and families.

  • The Times Union reported April 2 about the budget-development discussion at the previous night's Board of Education meeting.

  • The April edition of Capital magazine included an article about Albany's failing charter schools, most recently two Brighter Choice middle schools slated to close at the end of the current school year.

March 

  • Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., was one of three local superintendents and 13 statewide to send a letter to Gov. Cuomo urging him to provide fair and equitable funding for high-needs school districts, and to find alternative ways to reach students impacted by poverty. The Times Union reported March 31.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 recognized Albany High School's Ward Dales, director of the school's Theatre Ensemble, as a Top Teacher for the 2014-15 school year March 25.

  • The Times Union, TWC/Ch. 9, WTEN/Ch. 10 and WRGB/Ch 6 each featured stories March 24 about second-graders in Susan Fowler's class at Delaware Community School Skyping with a group of Ugandan orphan boys.

  • The Times Union included Albany High School guidance counselor Karen Moorby in a March 21 story about a local couple who are raising money to help a former Albany High student.

  • The Times Union and WNYT/Ch. 13 featured the Albany High School Robotics Club in their coverage of the March 20 FIRST Robotics Competition at RPI.

  • The March 20 Times Union included coverage of the previous night's Board of Education meeting, focusing on development of the 2015-16 budget proposal.

  • The Times Union featured Albany High School junior Jahari Coleman in its Pine Hills blog March 19. Coleman was one of the top sprinters in Section II and in the state during the indoor track and field season.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 reported March 19 on Albany School of Humanities' school-banking program in partnership with SEFCU

  • The Times Union reported March 16 about the New York State Board of Regents' decision to reject the full five-year renewal requests by the Brighter Choice boys' and girls' elementary schools and instead give both schools a short-term three-year renewal. The decision reflected both schools' subpar performance in their current charter terms.

  • The Times Union stopped by Albany School of Humanities (ASH) on March 14 as the Albany Marching Falcons prepared to leave for the highly anticipated trip to Ireland to participate in the Dublin St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 on March 9 spotlighted Albany High School junior Laura Manilenko as one of "13 Kids Who Care" in the Capital Region.

  • The March 9 Times Union included a story about New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's criticism of the finances of the Brighter Choice Charter Miiddle School for Girls, which on March 6 was ordered by the State University of New York to close.

  • The Times Union and WNYT/Ch. 13 reported March 9 about a crumbling exterior wall at Albany High School.

  • The Times Union reported March 7 about the State University of New York Board of Trustees' decision to close the Brighter Choice middle schools for boys and girls at the end of the current school year.

  •  WNYT/Ch. 13 featured the Albany High School Robotics Team on March 6 in a story about their participation in the upcoming New York Tech Valley Regional FIRST Robotics Team competition.

  • On March 4, the Times Union named Albany High School junior Jahari Coleman the Athlete of the Month for February.

February

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 featured a story on Feb. 28 about a Selma commemorative event that included musicians from Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School.

  • The Times Union featured Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., in a Feb. 26 story about The Albany Promise 2014 Report Card release.

  • The Times Union included comments from Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., in a Feb. 26 story about a charter-school-advocacy group calling for the state to take over "Priority Schools" in the 2015-16 school year. "The premise of (a state takeover) is that other folks can do that better," Dr. V told the newspaper. "And I understand that notion. It's a business model, but we are not that kind of business. We are not creating a factory or parts. We are trying to develop human beings."

  • The Times Union published a letter to the editor Feb. 23 from Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School sixth-grader Sarah Tierney.

  • The Times Union included Albany High School junior Jahari Coleman in its Feb. 22 coverage of the Section II Division I girls' indoor track and field championships. Coleman won the 55 meters and the 300 meters to help the Lady Falcons to a strong fourth-place team finish.

  • The Times Union covered the Albany High School girls' basketball team's impressive 96-56 win over New York City's Frederick Douglas Academy on Feb. 16. The Lady Falcons finished the regular season 17-2 and aiming for their second Section II Class AA championship in the last three years.

  • TWC/Ch. 9 featured Albany High School senior Jerryangelo Torres as Scholar Athlete of the Week on Feb. 9.

  • A Feb. 7 entry in the Times Union Pine Hills blog, written by journalism students at The College of St. Rose, featured Albany High School students whose artwork was selected for a regional exhibit in February.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 featured Albany High School senior Cy-Mier Dace on Feb. 3 as its Athlete of the Week.

January

  • TWC/Ch. 9 featured Albany High School seniors Mylah Chandler, Ariel Greer and Cyla Wilson as Scholar Athletes of the Week on Jan. 27.

  • 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.

December

  • 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.

November

  • 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.

October

September

  • 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.

August

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

July

  • 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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