Education Spotlight

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.

  • 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.

  • Best and Brightest: Laura Treers

    Laura Treers of Rotterdam is a young woman in love with science. The Mohanasen High School student hopes to one day become an engineer.

  • Best and Brightest: Luis Weierbach

    Luis Weierbach of Hoosick Falls Central School not only excels in academics, but he is a sports star and works in his community.  He plans on attending West Point in the fall.

  • Best and Brightest: Grace McCarthy

    Grace McCarthy is a student at Emma Willard who hopes to one day have her name up in lights.

  • Partnering for success

    A local college is partnering with an elementary school to help students develop an interest in STEM projects. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science is teaming up with Brighter Choice schools providing students with weekly STEM related exercises.