Feb. 12 Times Union featured a story
and photos about a Skype session Delaware Community School students
held with students in the African nation of Uganda. The partnership
was made possible in part with the help of the Music Mobile's Ruth
Smothering defense and a typically
balanced offense led the Albany High School girls' basketball team
to a 63-49 win over Big 10 rival Troy on Feb. 7, clinching a fourth
straight conference championship for the Lady Falcons. Check out the
Feb. 8 Times Union to read more.
WRGB/Ch. 6 (video
not available online) and
WNYT/Ch. 13 covered Pine Hill Elementary School's Black
History Month celebration during the school day Feb. 6. The school
also hosted a Black History Month community event that evening that
drew more than 300 people.
WNYT/Ch. 13 featured Albany High School junior Mylah
Chandler as one of its 2013-14 girls' basketball all-stars Jan. 30.
Chandler is among the main reasons the Lady Falcons are ranked No. 8
in the state and favored to win a fourth straight Big 10 title and
defend their Section II Class AA championship.
Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., and Albany High
School senior Zilpa Oduor participated in
regional advocacy event at Colonie High School on Jan. 30 to
urge state lawmakers to end the funding crisis threatening public
education in New York. Follow these links for media coverage:
WNYT/Ch. 13 reported Jan. 16 on the efforts of
Albany High School students in the Abrookin Career and Technical
Education program to paint a car to be crushed as part of the Jan.
17 "Monster Jam" event at the Times Union Center.
Jan. 11 Times Union included
the City School District of Albany's outlook in a story about the
beginning of the 2014-15 budget-development process for school
Times Union reported Jan. 10 about the
Albany High School girls' basketball team's home win over Catholic
WRGB/Ch. 6 reported Jan. 9 about the Albany
High School blood drive and student coordinator Zilpa Oduor.
reported Jan. 8
about the Albany High School girls' basketball team's victory at
Troy to take charge of the Big 10 race. The Lady Falcons are seeking
their fourth consecutive league title.
Times Union reported Dec. 16 about
Eagle Point Elementary School chess champion Martha Samadashvili.
The fourth-grader is among the top chess players in her age group in
the country and is competing in an international competition in the
United Arab Emirates through Dec. 29.
reported Dec. 16
about the Albany High School girls' varsity basketball team's
victory over St. Laurent (Montreal) in the Lady Falcons Basketball
Tournament on Dec. 15.
Times Union reported Dec. 9
about "Albany's one-wheeled wonder" -- Stephen and Harriet Myers
Middle School eighth-grader Ahmiek Robinson, who rides a unicycle to
school each day.
YNN/Ch. 9 reported Nov. 20 on Mayor Gerald Jennings'
record-setting "Cash for Coats" annual appeal, which generated more
than $15,000 to buy warm winter clothing for students at six City
School District of Albany schools.
YNN/Ch. 9 included the City School District of Albany
in stories Nov. 20 about anti-bullying efforts in area school
dsitricts. YNN's story featured an anti-bullying program at Stephen
and Harriet Myers Middle School in partnership with Albany County.
WNYT/Ch. 13 reported Nov. 12 on KIPP Tech
Valley Charter School's pending request to build
taxpayer-financed, tax-exempt school that would cost the school
district at least $5.6 million annually.
Nov. 4 Times Union included
coverage of the Albany High boys' soccer team, which played that
night for the first Section II soccer championship in school
The Nov. 1
Times Union and
Saratogian included coverage of Albany High's
historic victory over Shenendehowa in the Section II Class AA boys'
Metroland reported Oct. 31 on the success of
Albany High's boys' soccer team in advance of the Falcons' Section
II Class AA semifinal win over Shenendehowa that night.
New York State Comptroller Thomas P.
DiNapoli released an audit Oct. 30 that found that Albany Community
Charter School could have saved as much as $2.3 million in
taxpayers' money by buying the building rather than leasing it. The
Times Union and
WNYT/Ch. 13 reported on the comptroller's findings,
which included other financial questions about the charter school,
and connections to the Brighter Choice Foundation.
Three City School District of Albany
teachers provided their perspective in
an Oct. 26 Times Union article about
the best ways for parents to communicate with teachers: Gary Nowik
and Jane Fox at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, and Shelly
Flood at Pine Hills Elementary School.
The Albany High School boys' varsity
soccer team won its third Big 10 championship in the last five years
Oct. 19 with a 2-1 win in double overtime at Troy. Jackson Leon's
goal with 5:11 left provided the winning margin. Check out coverage
the Oct. 20 Troy Record.
Times Union provided extensive photo coverage of
Albany High School's Homecoming activities at Bleecker Stadium on
Montessori Magnet School fifth-grade
teacher Jannine Walton was among the educators interviewed for
an Oct. 16 Times Union story about the
state's Common Core Learning Standards.
The front page of
the Oct. 11 TImes Union
included photos from the "Day in the Life of the Hudson River"
field trip fourth-grade students enjoyed the previous day.
Times Union reported on Albany High School's new
boys' basketball coach Oct. 5.
The front page of the Sept. 26
Times Union featured an article about the
mixed academic results of Albany's two publicly funded, privately
operated charter high schools. The article was titlted "Failed
promises at two schools."
YNN/Ch. 9 and CBS6 (video not
available online) were at William S. Hackett Middle School on Sept.
25 as sixth-graders participated in workshops led by University at
Albany students. The event, "A Taste of College: College and Career
Readiness Workshops," was part of a UAlbany community-outreach
effort connected to the inauguration-week activities of university
President Robert Jones, Ph.D. Dr. Jones and Superintendent
Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., talked with the students at the
start of the program.
Superintendent Marguerite Vanden
Wyngaard, Ph.D., and Giffen Memorial Elementary School teacher
Thomas Faulkner, the school's Golden Apple Award winner for 2013,
were highlighted in
a Sept. 22 Times Union
story about Academic Intervention Services for schools
YNN/Ch. 9 and
WTEN/Ch. 10 covered "Dads Take Your Child to School
Day" in the City School District of Albany on Sept. 17.
Superintendent Marguerite Vanden
Wyngaard, Ph.D., shared her thoughts on the new school year and the
district's new vision in an op-ed published in
the Sept. 8 Times Union.
YNN/Ch. 9 covered the City School District of Albany's
Sept. 3 Superintendent's Conference Day convocation for all staff in
preparation for the new school year.
Superintendent Marguerite Vanden
Wyngaard, Ph.D., kicked off her first full school year with a speech
for all district employees Sept. 3 at the City School District of
Albany's annual opening-day convocation for staff.
The Times Union previewed her vision
for the district's future in that day's paper.
Times Union's Aug. 8 coverage
of the State Education Department's release of 2013 state testing
results including information from the City School District of
Albany, including Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard's
communication with families.
WNYT/Ch. 13 attended the final day of the City School
District of Albany's summer program for rising freshmen Aug. 2 and
reported about advocacy-related projects they worked on during the
Times Union reported July 27 about a
$4.3 million School Improvement Grant that the State Education
Department has awarded to Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy to
raise achievement for all students. Schuyler Achievement Academy is
the third school in the City School District of Albany to receive
SIG funding, joining Albany High School and William S. Hackett
Times Union reported July 6 about the
City School District of Albany's annual participation in the
Summer Food Service Program, which provides free breakfast and
lunch to those under 18 at 12 schools city-wide.
Times Union reported July 5 about the
effect of poverty on public schools.
The Business Review featured entrepreneurial
Albany High School student Rayvon Morris in its June 28-July 4
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