Leadership program turning girls into community advocates

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US gives directive to schools on transgender bathroom access

College students use 'elementary' concepts to improve skills

Another round of standardized tests begins in NY

New round of standardized testing begins

Politics the day's lesson as Cohoes High prepares for Hillary Clinton

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.

High school senior well on her way to becoming a leader

History could be made if the nation elects its first female president. A lot of the talk now centers on women and leadership.

Students advocate for special education funding

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.

High-stakes testing sees lower importance among colleges

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.

Katerina Maylock, with Capitals Educators, works with a student as she teaches a test preparation class at Holton Arms School, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 in Bethesda.

Nepal man discusses crusade to help kids overcome adversities

If you’re not sure about the power of one, this story may convince you. It’s the story of a young man who fought for an education in a place where few people have one.

SCCC turns to gaming management to help keep jobs local

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.

UAlbany tackles socialization issues caused by social media

If we are honest, we’ll admit we have become a society chained to our cell phones, tweeting, texting, watching videos, talking. All this is creating special problems for college campuses.

Teens finding social media increasingly important in college search

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.

New college class takes a stand against cybercrime

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.

Technical schools building impressive resume for high-schoolers

Career versus college. It’s a tough decision for some, as the working world is changing dramatically.

Local educators weigh-in on slavery misrepresentation in national textbook

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.

'Young and Gifted' middle schoolers send positive message

They have more than 2,500 hits on YouTube, gaining quite a reputation and they're still in middle school.

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