If you're a parent, you know it's hard to separate your kids from their phones. What would happen if you could? That's the premise of a new play at Albany Civic Theatre. It wasn't written by adults but rather local kids. They’re a group of Albany middle schoolers, out for summer and spending some of their break learning about the theater.
We know that girls are opinionated, personable and courageous. Experts say they reach the age of 12 or 13 and begin to doubt themselves. However, this summer, a group of women is trying to remind them just how strong and bold they can be.
Students have finished up the first round of English Language Arts testing for this year's state assessment tests. Districts are hoping for a lower number of opt outs this year as nearly 20 percent of eligible students statewide chose not to take the test last year.
A little more than 500 students attend Cohoes High School. Hillary Clinton is all any of them could talk about on Monday from whether or not she will win, to what they hope she will discuss, to how they got so lucky to host a presidential candidate.
Students and educators from 11 specialized schools in New York that cater to deaf, blind and physically challenged students came to Albany on Tuesday. They're looking for more equitable funding compared to the state's public schools. These schools, called 4201s, are looking for more funds to increase programs and improve their facilities. For students, they just want more opportunities to live their lives to the fullest.
Common Core in New York State is being revamped. It’s thanks in part to an outcry from parents and teachers who are sensitive to high-stakes testing. Now, attention is being focused on college admissions exams. Next month, the newly revised SAT comes out. However, not all colleges are relying on the test anymore.
Long before the state Gaming Board awarded casino projects last year, Schenectady County Community College took a gamble and created a new gaming management curriculum to hopefully cash in on providing their students with opportunities not offered locally.
Now is the time high school seniors are looking for colleges and filling out applications. However, when it comes to deciding which college to attend, students are not doing it the old fashioned way. Now, social media plays a big role in how they select the college of their choice -- and colleges know that.
Cyber-attacks are said to cost businesses as much as $400 billion a year. However, experts say what's even scarier is the lack of cyber security experts to keep your information safe. A new course by a local college aims at putting more experts in the workforce.
It is an omission of history that is grabbing attention on social media. A major book publisher says it will re-write a section of a book after a mother complained that the slave trade was misrepresented by the publishers. NewsChannel 13 talked with local school districts to see if they have the book.