The June 24 Times Union
featured photos from Albany High School's graduation
ceremonies the previous day at the University of Albany's SEFCU
Arena. You can check out all the photos on the
Times Union website, and more photos from the Class of
2013's big day in our
Photo Gallery section.
WMHT/Ch. 13 reported June 21 on the gift of $550 that
fourth-grade students at North Albany Academy made to help Oklahoma
tornado victims. The students donated money they had raised for a
Times Union reported June 18 on the
graduation rates for area public schools for the 2011-12 school
year, based on the most current data released by the State Education
Department. Albany High School's Class of 2012 had a 52 percent
Times Union featured photos from the June 8 Albany
High School senior prom on its website.
The June 7-13 edition of
The Business Review included a story about five
Albany High School students who participated in an internship
program with the local architecture, engineering and construction
management firm CSArch.
Times Union reported June 7 on a rap
song created by City School District of Albany teacher and
technology coach Jeremy Dudley in response to statewide frustrations
Albany High School seniors Chris
Bangert-Drowns, Troy Norton and Emory Robertson-Gray got to ask
tough questions of State Education Commissioner John King at a
student news conference June 4.
Check out the coverage in the Times Union.
WNYT/TV-13 featured Montessori Magnet School's Earth
Day event on May 31.
Metroland recapped the 2012-13 school year at
Albany High School in its May 23-29 weekly edition, featuring
Harvard-bound valedictorian and salutatorian June Criscione and
Albany voters approved the CIty
School District of Albany's 2013-14 budget on May 21. Check out
budget-vote coverage from across the Capital Region, including
Albany, in the
Times Union featured Albany High School senior
June Criscione, the top-ranked student in the Class of 2013, on May
14. Criscione, who will attend Harvard University in the fall, is
among 141 high school students nationwide recognized as U.S.
Times Union on March 28 published photos
of a high-energy, high-tech enrichment program that came to Thomas
O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) the day before.
The Times Union
on March 22 published a photo of prekindergarteners at
Delaware Community School who took part in the school-wide "Living
Literacy Day" on March 21.
Check out that photo and more taken that that day.
WRGB/Ch. 6 reported March 20 on the
efforts of two students at Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and
Technology (TOAST) to replace the school's tattered flag.
Times Union and
WNYT/Ch. 13 reported on the Albany High School
girls' varsity basketball team capturing the Section II title on
WNYT/Ch. 13 reported Feb. 27 about the district and
others recouping unclaimed dollars from the New York State
Delaware Community School
second-grade teacher Susan Fowler has been selected as a WNYT/TV-13
Top Educator for the 2012-13 school year.
She's one of 13 chosen for the honor from a region-wide pool of 190
Click here to see the WNYT/Ch. 13 profile about
WNYT/Ch. 13 featured a story about Albany High School
graduate Lakeshia Motley on Feb. 21. Motley used her talent and
tenacity to realize a dream by participating in New York City's
prestigious Fashion Week.
Times Union reported on the Albany High School
girls' basketball team's win at Troy on Feb. 12, clinching the Big
10 championship for the third year in a row and the first unbeaten
conference season in school history.
Check out the popular "10 Minutes
with ..." feature in the Feb. 11-15 weekly edition of
The Business Review. You also can
check it out online (subscription required).
The Times Union
profiled three district families in
a Feb. 10 article about the effects of poverty on education.
On Feb. 8, the
Times Union featured coverage of the Albany High
School girls' basketball team's convincing win over Catholic Central
the previous night.
On Feb. 5,
WNYT/Ch. 13 featured the Spa Day program being preapred
by students in the Cosmetology Program at Albany High School's
Abrookin Career and Technical Center. Spa Day was scheduled for Feb.
9 but is being rescheduled due to the weather. Stay tuned for
District School Lunch Director Lisa
Finkenbinder talked with the
for a Feb. 5 story about a new set of
rules issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make food
options healthier for students at school.
Times Union featured Albany High School's
exceptional girls' basketball team on Jan. 29.
Times Union featured Albany High School security
protocols and the district's planning process for strengthening
safety procedures in a Jan. 17 article.
Times Union and
FOX/Ch. 23 reported Jan. 15-16 about the work that
students at Albany High's Abrookin Career and Technical Center did
painting a "crush car" for a monster-truck rally at the Times Union
Albany High School senior Emia
Willingham-Hurst is the top selection on the WNYT/Ch. 13 Girls' High
School All-Star Basketball team for the 2012-13 season.
Check out her feature story Jan. 10.
Superintendent Marguerite Vanden
Wyngaard, Ph.D., talked with
The Business Review regarding Gov. Cuomo's
focus on education during his State-of-the-State address Jan. 9.
Albany High School senior Emia
Willingham-Hurst and first-year head coach Decky Lawson were named
the best at their business in the
Times Union midseason girls' basketball report
Times Union covered the Albany High School girls'
basketball team's victory at Catholic Central on Dec. 21.
Channel One News, a daily news program for teens
broadcast via sattellite to 6 million middle and high school
students in the United States, featured Albany High School's "NanoHigh"
partnership with the University at Albany's
College of Nanoscale
Science and Engineering. The NanoHigh program was the first of
its kind at an American public high school when it debuted at Albany
High in 2007. CBS produced the segment.
WRGB/Ch. 6 and
WTEN/Ch. 10 visited Albany School of Humanities (ASH)
on Dec. 10 for a story about students at ASH and Pine Hills
Elementary School collecting pet food to benefit the Mohawk Hudson
WNYT/Ch. 13's Dec. 8 coverage of the annual
Hudson Valley First Lego League robotics competition at RPI included
an interivew with Albany High School teacher Richard Kissane.
Dec. 1 Times Union reported
on the beginning stages of the planning process for a new or
renovated Albany High School.
Nov. 24 Times Union
previewed the Albany visit of Kenneth Morris Jr., a
descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington, and
founder and president of the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation in
Atlanta. Mr. Morris' scheduled presentations Nov. 29 include a
student group at Albany High School during the day and a community
event in the evening at Giffen Memorial Elementary School.
featured the Albany High School classroom of Earth Science teacher
Larry Bizzarro in
Nov. 20 story about teaching students about climate change and
Times Union interviewed Gloria Savino, the
district's instructional supervisor for English as a second language
and foreign language, for a Nov. 18 story about the growing number
of students in the Capital Region for whom English is not the native
The Times Union
recognized Albany High School senior Philo Germano on Nov. 17
its Athlete of the Year for boys' cross country. Germano became
the first Albany High runner ever to win the Section II
Times Union featured Sheridan Preparatory Academy
volunteer Cornelia Porter in a Nov. 11 article. Porter volunteers at
the school through Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring Program.
Metroland reported Oct. 25 about the district's
upcoming ballot proposals to purchase the former New Covenant
Charter School, which closed amid academic and financial failures in
2010, and to sell the former Philip Livingston Magnet Academy and
Alternative Learning Center.
The Times Union
reported on the end of Albany High School's football losing
streak in its
Oct. 21 and
Oct. 23 editions.
featured Albany High School's boys' soccer
team Oct. 17.
The City School District of Albany
welcomed new Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., on
Sept. 12 with a rousing community reception at William S. Hackett
Middle School to celebrate Dr. Vanden Wyngaard's appointment
(Dr. V is pictured above with then-board President
Dan Egan). Follow these links to check out the
Today's third-grade students weren't
born when the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, stunned America
and the world.
YNN/Ch. 9 visited the classroom of Pine Hills
Elementary School third-grade teacher Michelle Lee on the 11th
anniversary to see how the students are learning about that infamous
Times Union reported Sept. 8 on the district's
proposal to buy the former New Covenant Charter School, which closed
in 2010 due to academic and financial failures.
The first day of school was Sept. 4,
and the 15 schools in the City School District of Albany officially
began the 2012-13 year.
Click here to see a photo gallery of goings-on at district
schools that day.
The Times Union reported Aug. 22 about
the Albany High School football team's optimism for the coming
The Times Union reported Aug. 16 about
the closure of the charter middle school Achievement Academy at the
end of the 2012-13 due to poor academic performance. It will be the
third charter school in Albany to close in a four-year period due to
poor academic performance.
The Times Union reported Aug. 8 about
a summer academy program for English-language learners, one example
of more than a dozen summer prorams the City School District of
Albany has in place to help raise achievement for all students.
Two Times Union
editorials on July 29 included information about the City
School District of Albany:
FOX 23 reported on the district's
2012 Summer Celebration presented by ShopRite of Albany on July
28 at Krank Park.
Ch. 9 and theTimes
Union reported July 25 and July 26, respectively, on the
Board of Education's selection of Marquerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D.,
as the district's next superintendent pending certification from the
State Education Department.
On July 12, district School Lunch Director Lisa Finkenbinder
a live interview with FOX 23 during the morning news program
about the district's summer meals program.
The Times Union reported July 11 on a nearly $12,000
National Endowment for the Arts grant the Albany Fund for Education
received to support the City School District of Albany's "Big Read"
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media coverage of Albany's public schools during the 2011-12 school year.