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Teen: sexual assault is an epidemic

A student from Albany High will be among those taking part in the annual event, Take Back the Night on Thursday.   Lauren Prosper has friends who were sexually assaulted but didn't know how devastating emotionally they were until it happened to her.

  • Students are 'roaring' against bullying

    Students from Shaker Road Elementary created a lip dub to encourage those who have been bullied to stand strong.  They enlisted the entire student body in the project and put it up on YouTube.

  • Cuomo proposes Common Core rollout review

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo used his annual budget address to call for a review of the way New York has rolled out the new Common Core learning standards.

  • State lawmakers at local school board meeting

    It's not every day when two state senators and one assembly woman attend a local school board meeting, but it happened in Bethlehem on Wednesday night.

  • MA State Education Commissioner talks Common Core

    New Yorkers remain divided over the new Common Core standards, but Massachusetts State Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester is excited about Common Core. Test scores in Massachusetts are already some of the best in the nation.

  • Student leaders motivate other teens to pitch in

    Student leaders at Columbia High School in East Greenbush are pitching in to help make the world a better place. That includes organizing a shoe drive for the needy, working with youngsters just starting out in school, or helping diabetics live a better life.

  • Middle school students pay respect to veterans

    A group of Maple Hill Middle School students in Schodack will observe Veterans Day differently this year. Since mid-October, they've been researching and contributing to a project entitled, "For Those Who Stuck Their Necks Out". What they've found out is really hitting home.

  • Teacher works to create young ambassadors

    A teacher at Bethlehem Middle School is trying to create a peace project with kids around the world. Using the computer, his students are interacting with kids in countries like Russia, Belize, and Costa Rica.

  • Hoosick Falls prioritizes inclusion for special education students

    Hoosick Falls is committed to make special needs kids a priority, because they're part of the community, not just the school community.

  • Parents want Common Core repealed

    Some parents in the Middleburgh School District want the Common Core  standards repealed. They say their kids are struggling with the more rigorous studies. 

  • Special needs students are a top priority

    At Fisher Elementary School in Arlington, Vermont, inclusion is the norm. In the 5th grade class, all the students have learned sign language to communicate with the students who are deaf and hard of hearing.