Education Spotlight

Training teachers to help identify dyslexia

Should teachers in New York State be trained to recognize students with dyslexia? Many parents say “yes.” In fact, parents attending a NewsChannel 13 education forum this past September urged us to research the issue and we did.

  • Education Nation forum a big success

    NewsChannel 13 is getting quite a bit of feedback on our education forum Thursday night at SEFCU in Albany. The topic was the impact of Common Core standards on students with learning disabilities. One recurring concern was how to help students with dyslexia.

  • Packed house at NewsChannel 13 Education Nation forum

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

  • Organization trains parents to advocate for child

    The Parent Network of the Capital Region -- an agency that is under the umbrella of the Wildwood Programs is funded by State Ed. They offer over 150 parent training sessions a year. There's also a number of other resources to help parents.

  • Early intervention helping kids succeed later in life

    NewsChannel 13 continues to shine a spotlight on students with special needs and how they're impacted by Common Core, but what we found is that it's important parents get help for their kids-- long before they enter school.

  • 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.