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Packed house at NewsChannel 13 Education Nation forum

Parents, teachers and education advocates converged at SEFUC headquarters in Albany, Thursday for the NewsChannel 13 education forum.

  • Parent of student with special needs weighs in on Common Core

    New York State adopted Common Core in 2010 to the chagrin of many who protested the rollout of the tougher standards but what some people may not know is that those tougher standards apply to students with special needs too.

  • Education Nation forum to focus on Common Core, learning disabilities

    NewsChannel 13 is planning an Education Nation forum. The focus will be on how the Common Core standards affect students with learning disabilities.

  • Championship golfer recalls being bullied at school

    She’s arguably one of the best female golfers, and because she’s a native daughter, Dottie Pepper is much beloved in the area. However, she had a secret that few people knew about. Now, she’s talking about it in the hopes it will helps others – especially kids.

  • New principal ready to take reins of Albany charter school

    She's new to the Capital Region-- but Dr. Tiffani Curtis hasn't had much time to sight see or visit the neighborhood surrounding Henry Johnson Charter School in Albany, where she will serve as the top administrator.

  • Small school helps kids

    There’s been so much talk about Common Core and increasing standards, the fact that all kids do not learn the same may have been overlooked. NewsChannel 13 visited a school for students with emotional and behavioral needs, to see how students are making the grade.

  • Civil rights history comes to life for local students

    A group of Albany students will get a chance to better understand a terrifying time in U.S. history this weekend—by visiting the sites where it occurred. It's an area where many young people were beaten and harassed. Three even died there.

  • Best and Brightest: Coleman Reardon

    NewsChannel 13's final Best and Brightest comes from Cohoes High School and is making the grade in everything-academics, sports and his community. He says his teachers have helped him become the person he is today and one day his face could be seen on television.

  • Excited about math

    A local women's group is partnering with a local school to help kids get excited about math. The Albany District Links is working with Albany's Sheridan Preparatory Academy on a math fair.  The goal is to get kids excited about math, so they will hopefully go on to college and take science courses that prepare them for STEM jobs. 

  • Best and Brightest: Katelyn Masullo and Lauren Mahar

    Schalmont's 2014 valedictorian and salutatorian have known one another for years. Their friendly competition has served to motivate them both.

  • Fifth grader on the fast-track to big success

    Brandon Biggane of Genet Elementary School in East Greenbush proves you don't have to be in high school to be a high achiever.