Times Union featured 2016 Albany High School
graduate Ar Kee on June 27 (subscription may be required).
Times Union reported June 17 about an award that
City School District of Albany and Director of ENL and Refugee
Services Thomas Giglio will receive for service to the city's
rapidly growing refugee population (subscription may be required).
Fox News Channel program "Shepard Smith Reporting"
featured Albany High School English teacher Brian Huskie in a June 1
story about Huskie's efforts to raise money for a University at
Albany scholarship fund for refugee students.
Times Union reported May 30 about the
contributions more than 2,000 City School District of Albany
students are making to a large art project that will be installed
this summer in the city's Sheridan Hollow neighborhood (subscription
may be required).
Times Union reported May 18 about the efforts of
Albany High School English teacher Brian Huskie to support a
University at Albany scholarship fund for refugee students
(subscription may be required).
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer visited
Albany High School on May 16 to urge the U.S. Army to provide
funding for the school's popular new cadet program.
WTEN/Ch. 10 and
TWCNews/Ch. 9 covered the event.
Times Union and
The Altamont Enterprise
reported May 10 about an apology
issued by the Voorheesville Central School District Board of
Education president after negative comments about Albany were
attributed to him from an April meeting.
Times Union reported May 5 about Pine Hills
Elementary School's role in an announcement earlier in the week of a
$2.5 million New York State Department of Health
grant to help build healthier communities throughout the Capital
Region (subscription may be required).
WNYT/Ch. 13 reported May 4 on the efforts of two Albany
High School teachers to walk 25 miles to raise $25,000 to support a
University at Albany scholarship fund for refugee students.
Albany School of Humanities (ASH)
participated in National Walk and Bike to School Day on May 4. Check
out coverage on
Albany High School students joined
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple and the NY Teen Save Driving
Coalition on May 4 to urge students throughout the region to be safe
on the roads during prom season and all year long. May is Global
Youth Traffic Safety Month.
WNYT/Ch. 13 and
WTEN/Ch. 10 covered the announcement.
Times Union reported May 4 about the City School
District of Albany's work to revise its student code of conduct to
address inconsistencies that have contributed to disparities in
suspension rates among student groups (subscription may be
Times Union took an in-depth look March 29 at the
City School District of Albany's plans to develop a newcomer program
to provide targeted instruction and supports for the city's growing
refugee student population (subscription may be required to access
Times Union, as part of a series on immigration in
Albany, reported March 28 about the City School District of Albany's
growing student population of English-language learners and its
efforts to provide more services and supports through a growing
English as a New Language program (subscription may be required to
access the link).
Times Union reported March 26 about the upcoming
school musical at Albany School of Humanities (ASH), a collaboration
of long-time physical education teacher/coach/theater director
Leslie Bogucki and her mother, Jaccquelynne (subscription may be
required to access the link).
Times Union reported March 17 about the City
School District of Albany's budget-development process and funding
needs for 2016-17 (subscription may be required to access the link).
WNYT/Ch. 13 featured Albany High School senior Leah
Dollard on March 11 as one of its top 10 girls' basketball all-stars
for the 2015-16 season. Dollard joined teammate and fellow senior
Ayanna Hunter on WNYT's all-star team.
Check out the
Times Union's March
11 feature story on Albany High School's annual musical performance,
"Once on This Island" (subscription may be required to access
Coverage of the Albany High School girls' basketball team's Section
II Class AA semifinal win over Columbia included this story in the
Times Union (subscription may be required).
Coverage also included this story on
Times Union reported Feb. 26 about the preliminary
findings of the City School District of Albany's review of voting
problems in the Feb. 9 Albany High School vote.
The Feb. 25
Times Union included a story about the Albany High
School Robotics team preparing for an upcoming competition with
assistance from partners at National Grid (subscription may be
WNYT/Ch. 13 also featured Albany High's Robotics team
Wellesley Magazine featured 2014 Albany High
School graduate Zilpa Oduor in its winter 2016 edition.
Times Union reported about the experience that
Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School eighth-graders Rah-mene
McDuffie and Lee Reh had at the Grammys on Feb. 15.
The unofficial margin in the Feb. 9 Albany High School referendum
narrowed to 189 after the City School District of Albany discovered
an error in the vote totals at one polling location. The
Times Union reported on the change in the
unofficial vote totals Feb. 11.
Voters approved the Feb. 9 referendum for a scaled-back renovation
and constructino project for Albany High School by a 228-vote margin
(4,061-,3833). Read coverage of the vote in the Feb. 10
The Feb. 9
Times Union included an editorial urging support
of the referendum to rebuild Albany High School (subscription may be
CBS6Albany interviewed Board of Education Secretary
Anne Savage on Feb. 9 about the scaled-back proposal to rebuild
Albany High School.
CBS6Albany reported Feb. 8 on the final public tour
opportunity at Albany High School in advance of the Feb. 9 vote on a
scaled-back proposal to rebuild the 42-year-old school.
The Feb. 7
Times Union included an overview of the upcoming
vote on the scaled-back proposal to rebuild Albany High School.
TWCNews/Ch. 9 reported Feb. 2 on community
support for the proposal to rebuild Albany High School.
WNYT/Ch. 13 recognized Albany High School senior Ayanna
Hunter as one of the top area players for the 2015-16 season. Check
out her profile from Feb. 5.
WTEN/Ch. 10 previewed the Jan. 28 concert by City
School District of Albany music teachers, which supports additional
programming and equipment for the district's robust music offerings
for students in grades 3-12.
Times Union and
WNYT/Ch. 13 featured Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle
School eighth-graders Lee Reh and Rah-mene McDuffie on Jan. 26. The
students won a national music contest and will attend this year's
Grammy awards. Their winning song "Fight" is about making good
choices and avoiding the negative influences teens can face.
The Jan. 24
Times Union featured the new Junior ROTC program
at Albany High School.
Times Union "House of Hoops" blog
featured a Jan. 6 profile on the success of the city's three high
school boys' basketball coaches, including Albany High School coach
Sean Brown. The Falcons improved to 5-4 after winning at Saratoga
Springs on Jan. 5.
The Jan. 6
Times Union included an update on upcoming
community forums and school tours to provide information and answer
questions about the Feb. 9 vote on
renovation and construction proposal for Albany High School.
The Jan. 4
Times Union included coverage of the Karen New
Year's Celebration at William S. Hackett Middle School the previous
Albany High School graduate Philo
Germano '13 visited the
CBS6Albany studios Jan. 3 to talk about Syracuse's
national championship in men's cross country.
Times Union editorialized Dec. 28 on the
scaled-back renovation and construction proposal for Albany High
Times Union followed up Dec. 23 on the strong show
of support at the Dec. 17 Board of Education meeting for
Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D.
Times Union reported Dec. 18 about the Board of
Education's approval of a new proposal to rebuild Albany High
School. Voters will weigh in on the reduced $179.9 million proposal
Feb. 9. The newspaper also published the story in its Dec. 19
Albany High School's girls' basketball team
remained unbeaten with a 68-36 win at Troy on Dec. 17. Read about
the team's seventh consecutive win to start the season in the
Times Union reported Dec. 18 on the important role
Albany High School graduate Philo Germano '13 played in helping
Syracuse win the NCAA Division I men's national championship in
cross country last month.
Times Union reported Dec. 16 on a report by the
New York State Attorney General's Office that found that the City
School District of Albany suspends black students and students with
disabilities at significantly higher rates than their peers.
Several TV stations attended Albany County
District Attorney David Soares' kickoff announcement for the 2015-16
WORDS anti-bullying initiative at Stephen and Harriet Myers
Middle School on Dec. 14.
TWCNews/Ch. 9 reported Dec. 10 about the
donation of 15 musical instruments The Mr. Holland's Opus
Foundation presented to Sheridan Preparatory Academy. The school's
students put the instruments, valued at $15,000, on display for the
first time at their winter concerts Dec. 10.
Times Union reported Dec. 7 on the City School
District of Albany's ongoing process of
programmatic and space needs for middle school as it works to
address increasing enrollment at all grade levels.
The Dec. 5
Daily Gazette reported on the Albany School of
Humanities (ASH) field trip to Proctor's Theater in Schenectady for
a performance of "The Nutcracker" ballet.
Times Union reported Dec. 5 on the Albany High
School girls' basketball team's Suburban Council win at Colonie the
Times Union reported Dec. 5 on the City School
District of Albany Board of Education's efforts to develop a
School facilities proposal for voters to consider in the winter
A locally produced film shot partly at Albany
High School has been selected to compete in the prestigious 2016
Sundance Film Festival. Scenes for “As You Are” were filmed at
several Capital Region locations earlier this fall, including two
days at Albany High featuring students as extras. Check out the Dec.
Union to read more.
TWCNews/Ch. 9 reported Dec. 2 on the
Arbor Hill Elementary School mentoring program that matches students
with volunteers from SEFCU, including President and CEO Michael J.
The Nov. 22 Denver
Post included coverage of Syracuse's national
championship in men's cross country, which featured a strong
performance from Albany High School graduate Philo Germano '13. The
coverage focuses on the key role Germano played in helping the
Orange to the surprising upste of top-ranked Colorado.
Times Union reported Nov. 22 about the Board of
Education's Nov. 19 discussion about the future of Albany High
School and the possibility of a second referendum on the proposed
facilities project needed at the school.
WNYT/Ch. 13 was among several local media outlets that
reported Nov. 20 on Albany High School football coach Joey
DiPiazza's recognition as one of four coaches nationally to receive
the 2015 Dove Men+Care Caring Coach of the Year Award. DiPiazza will
be recognized Dec. 18 at the College Football Hall of Fame in
Atlanta along with the three other recipients from Alabama, Kentucky
and Michigan. A documentary about DiPiazza also will be on display
at the College Football Hall of Fame for the next year.
CBS6Albany reported Nov. 19 about the City School
District of Albany's programs and services for its rapidly growing
population of refugee and immigrant students. The story included an
interview with Driector of ENL and Refugee Services Tom Giglio.
Times Union reported Nov. 19 about the outcome of
the City School District of Albany Board of Education election.
Jennifer Lange, Ellen Roach and Vickie Smith were elected to fill
the three open seats.
Times Union covered the Nov. 17 visit by
award-winning teen author Jason Reynolds at Albany High School.
WNYT/Ch. 13 reported Nov. 12 about the State Education
Department's process of "intercepting" state aid from school
districts and sending it to charter schools when there is a
discrepancy in residency requirements. The City School District of
Albany, along with colleagues in the Troy and Lansingburgh school
districts, believe the state should require charter schools to prove
the students in question live at the address provided. Currently,
charter schools are not required to prove residency of students when
a school district withholds tuition payments because of inadequate
proof of address.
renovate and rebuild Albany High School failed by a narrow
103-vote margin following the counting of absentee ballots Nov. 12.
Media coverage included this
Times Union story.
Albany High School junior Jarrell
Chaney talked with
ESPN Radio/104.5-FM on Nov. 10 about the Falcons'
recently ended football season. The Falcons finished the season with
three straight wins, including their first win over a Class AA
opponent since 2007.
TWCNews/Ch. 9 reported Nov. 2 about the proposal to
expand Albany High School.
WTEN/Ch. 10 reported Oct. 28 about the proposal to
expand Albany High School. Voters will consider the proposal Nov. 3.
City School District of
Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., welcomed a large group of local
leaders to William S. Hackett Middle School on Oct. 28 to announce
a broad partnership to support Hackett’s efforts to avoid a
takeover by the state. Check out media coverage in the
Times Union, and on
WNYT/Ch. 13 reported Oct. 26 about the proposal to
expand Albany High School. Voters will consider the proposal
Albany High School kicked off a new era for its student-athletes
Oct. 17 when it opened its new athletic field with the first
on-campus varsity football game in the history of Albany's public
schools. The Falcons welcomed former crosstown rival CBA for the
historic game. Check out coverage in the
Times Union and on
Times Union reported Oct. 11 about the proposal to
rebuild Albany High School after participating in a tour of the
school with families and community members the previous day. Three
more tours are scheduled throughout October to allow community
members to learn more about the school's needs and the proposal
Albany voters will consider Nov. 3.
WNYT/Ch. 13 interviewed City School District of Albany
Director of Curriculum and Instruction Karen Bechdol about the
district's process for selecting textbooks for an Oct. 6 story about
inappropriate content published in geogrpahy textbook used in a
Texas school district.
reported Oct. 1 on the City School District of Albany's new grant to
expand prekindergarten for 269 3-year-old learners beginning in
Times Union columnist Chris Churchill took a look
Oct. 1 at the decision facing Albany voters on Nov. 3 when they head
to the polls to decide on the proposal to update and expand Albany
Times Union reported Sept. 28 on efforts by the
Albany and Schenectady city school districts to increase student
City School District of Albany
Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Kathy Ryan was
featured in a Sept. 27
Times Union article about the low numbers of women
leading collegiate athletic departments in the United States.
TimeWarner Cable News/Ch. 9 provided coverage of Dads
Take Your Kids to School Day activities at Thomas O'Brien Academy of
Science and Technology (TOAST) on Sept. 22. More than 1,000 dads and
father figures participated in the event throughout the district.
Times Union highlighted Albany High School junior
receiver Jarrell Chaney in its Sept. 21 weekly student-athlete honor
Times Union highlighted the members of the City
School District of Albany
Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on Sept. 16.
With Albany experiencing its first
heat wave of the summer as the new school year began,
TWCNews/Ch. 9 talked with Director of Athletics Kathy
Ryan on Sept. 9 about precautions for student-athletes in high heat
Times Union back-to-school online photo gallery
included several pictures from the first day at West Hill Middle
School on Sept. 8 (images 11-18). The newspaper's Sept. 9 edition
featured a West Hill photo on the front page.
Times Union reported Sept. 8 on construction
projects at several area school districts, including the athletic
field and swimming pool projects at Albany High School.
Scotland Elementary School PTA organized a colorful start to the new
school year, bringing students and families together on Labor Day to
write and draw back-to-school messages in chalk on the sidewalks
outside of school. The messages greeted staff, students and families
when the school year began the following day.
WNYT/Ch. 13 provided coverage.
Times Union reported Sept. 7
about the challenges and opportunities for the 2015-16 school year
at West Hill Middle School and William S. Hackett Middle School.
A new era in Albany High School
football kicked off Sept. 5 at the University at Albany's Bob Ford
Field as the Falcons took on Columbia in new coach Joey DiPiazza's
first game. The Falcons started fast but wore down late as Columbia
pulled away for a 34-7 win. Read about the game in the Sept. 6
Staff from Giffen Memorial
Elementary School and New Scotland Elementary School welcomed author
Debby Irving on Sept. 4 to discuss her book "Waking up White: and
Finding Myself in the Story of Race."
CBS6Albany provided coverage of the professional
Times Union reported Aug. 16 about the impending
start of a new era in Albany High School football as first-year
coach Joey DiPiazza prepares for his first season.
Times Union reported Aug. 13 on the "receivership"
public hearing Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D.,
hosted at William S. Hackett Middle School the previous evening.
Times Union reported Aug. 12 on the research that
Albany High School students Dhimiter Cobani and Emily Ha are
conducting during the summer at Albany College of Pharmacy and
Several media outlets covered public
hearings that Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D.,
conducted Aug. 11 at Albany High School and Philip Schuyler
Achievement Academy on the state's new "receviership" law.
The Aug. 3
Times Union included a notice of the City School
District of Albany's three scheduled public hearings Aug. 11-12
regarding receivership and changes it will have this school year at
Albany High School, Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy and William
S. Hackett Middle School.
Times Union reported Aug. 2 on the City School
District of Albany's door-to-door community-outreach efforts to
inform families from the closed Brighter Choice charter middle
schools that registration will be available Aug. 5 at the district's
new West Hill Middle School.
Albany High School football coach
Joey DiPiazza talked with
FOX Sports AM-980/Albany Sports Radio about the
upcoming season July 28. Senior Reed Drucker, soon to be a member of
DiPiazza's first team and an aspiring sports journalist, joined host
Rodger Wyland to ask the questions.
Media coverage of the July 21
groundbreaking ceremony for the new athletic field at Albany High
School included the front page of the
Times Union Sports section.
The July 17
Times Union included a story about an agreement on
federal education funding that included full support for Title I
funding for 2015-16. The City School District of Albany could have
lost about $2 million of its $4.2 million in Title I funding without
the agreement, which was supported by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer.
Times Union reported July 17 about the State
Education Department's official list of 144 "persistently
struggling" and "struggling" school statewide, and steps districts
must take to avoid losing local control over decisions affecting
those schools. The list includes William S. Hackett Middle School
("persistently struggling"), Albany High School ("struggling") and
Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy ("struggling").
Times Union included photos and a complete listing
of the City School District of Albany's locations for
free summer meals in its July 6 editions.
The July 2
Times Union included a story about the City School
District of Albany's plan to lease the former Brigher Choice middle
schools to serve students in grades 6-8 for the 2015-16 school year.
The schools closed at the end of the 2014-15 school year due to low
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