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In the News

Media coverage of Albany's public schools
Don't always have time to keep up with the news? You can follow the links below to check out media coverage of Albany's public schools in 2017-18 and in past years.

 

You also can register for Albany School News Notifier (SNN) to stay up to date with what's happening throughout the district, like us on Facebook @albanyschools or follow us on Twitter @AlbanySchools.

 

June

  • Check out this feature about Eagle Point Elementary School Principal Gabriel Barbato in the June 10 Times Union. Barbato is new to the City School District of Albany this school year, returning to lead the elementary school he attended in his childhood.

May

  • The May 17 Times Union included a front-page feature story about a May 15 professional development opportunity for City School District of Albany physical education teachers to learn about the sport of cricket, which will be a new addition to the district's K-12 physical education curriculum in the 2018-19 school year.

  • The Times Union coverage of May 15 school budget votes included the outcomes of the City School District of Albany's budget vote and Board of Education elections.

  • The May 4 Times Union included a story about the four candidates vying for three seats in the May 15 Board of Education elections.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 produced this May 1 preview of the upcoming student-written play "Blaq Boi" at Albany High School.

April

  • An April 28 Times Union article about the second annual My Brothers Keeper Statewide Symposium included an interview with Albany High School student Darryl White. White was among three Albany High students participating in the symposium; students Nasir Currie and Jalen Rainey also participated and were named to the first class of students in the state's MBK Fellows Program.

  • The Times Union featured the Albany High School robotics team April 25 as the students prepared to participate in the international robotics competition in Detroit through April 28. The Falcons qualified by winning the regional competition at RPI in March for the first time in their 15 years participating in the event.

  • The City School District of Albany celebrated the start of construction on the long-awaited Rebuilding Albany High School project with a community forum and groundbreaking ceremony April 14.

    • Ch. 9/Spectrum News -- video not available online

    • WTEN/Ch. 10

    • CBS6Albany

    • Times Union -- photos published in the Capital Region section April 21; not available online

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 visited Albany High School on April 12 for a story about the school's voter registration drive, a partnership between the Falcon Council and the League of Women Voters.

  • CBS6Albany talked with Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams and visited Albany High School on April 10 for a story about the start of construction on the first phase of construction for the school.

March

  • Check out this March 19 WNYT/Ch. 13 "13 Kids Who Care" feature on Albany High School junior Austin Halloran.

  • The Times Union featured City School District of Albany Fine Arts Supervisor Kate Wright in a March 3 story about the 2018 Empire State Plaza Art Collection Student Exhibition. Wright also is the chair of the regional exhibition, which opens March 18.

February

  • Check out this exceptional story about Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Instruction Cecily Wilson-Turner, Ed.D., in The College of St. Rose alumni newsletter.

  • Albany High School sophomore Rylyn Swierzewski is raising money and awareness to combat a disease that threatened her life when she was young. Check out this Feb. 21 story about her efforts on CBS6Albany. You also can read about Swierzewski in the winter edition of "Capital Education," the City School District of Albany's newsletter.

January

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 recognized culinary teacher and chef Lisa Valentine as one of the top teachers in the Capital Region on Jan. 17.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 featured the Albany High School Robotics Club on Jan. 12.

  • WTEN/Ch. 10 featured the Albany High School blood drive on Jan. 11.

December

  • The Times Union reported Dec. 27 on the City School District of Albany's plan to implement a GPS tracking system for buses in partnership with First Student beginning in January, with full implementation at all schools that First Student serves by April 1.

  • The Times Union reported Dec. 5 on the announcement of the City School District of Albany's new Handle with Care partnership with the Albany Police Department, an initiative aimed at providing more support for students who encounter traumatic experiences outside of school.

November

  • WTEN/Ch. 10 reported Nov. 30 on the announcement of the City School District of Albany's new Handle with Care partnership with the Albany Police Department, an initiative aimed at providing more support for students who encounter traumatic experiences outside of school.

  • Albany High School basketball standouts Haille Hart and Bridget Whelan announced their college choices Nov. 13. Visit our Athletics section to read more. You also can check out a story on WNYT/Ch. 13.

October

  • Montessori Magnet School students became scientists for a day on Oct. 12 thanks to the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s annual “Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor” activity. Check out media coverage:

September

  • Radio stations MAGIC 590-AM/100.5-FM featured an extended interview with Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams during the week of Sept. 18.

  • The Times Union wrote about the renaming of the City School District of Albany's facility for alternative education Sept. 16 -- the Tony Clement Center for Education.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 featured Albany High School senior student-athlete Zaeqwan Cancer, a standout member of the Falcon football team.

  • Get to know more about first-year Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams, a third-generation educator, in this Sept. 7 Times Union feature.

  • CBS6Albany visited Albany International Center at North Albany Academy on a day of firsts Sept. 5 -- the first day for the new program for refugee and immigrant students in grades 6-12, the first day of the 2017-18 school year and the first first day in Albany for new Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams.

August

  • City School District of Albany School Lunch Director Lisa Finkenbinder talked with CBS6Albany for an Aug. 30 story about the district's efforts to help all students learn healthy eating habits.

  • Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams participated in a news conference Aug. 16 to announce an expanded partnership with Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center to provide mobile health services to students in the elementary and newcomer programs at North Albany Academy. Media coverage included:

  • The Times Union featured the City School District of Albany's new program for English-language learners in grades 6-12 on Aug. 4. The Newcomer Program will open at North Albany Academy when the 2017-18 school year begins Sept. 5.

July

  • TWCNews/Ch. 9 and WTEN/Ch. 10 attended the City School District of Albany's seventh annual Summer Celebration and Safety Day at Krank Park in Albany's South End on July 15.

  • WTEN/Ch. 10 talked with new City School District of Albany Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams on July 14 at the New York Council of School Superintendents New Superintdents Orientation in Saratoga Springs.

  • The City School District of Albany Board of Education unanimously approved Kaweeda G. Adams as superintendent at its meeting July 13. Adams officially begins Aug. 14. Media coverage included the following:

  • The City School District of Albany Board of Education announced July 5 that it selected veteran Nevada educator Kaweeda G. Adams as the district's new superintendent. Media coverage July 6 included:

  • The Times Union featured Albany High School senior Emmanuel Tay on July 3. Tay is a member of the school's JROTC program and earned the top rank this summer at the annual American Leagion Boys State gathering.

You also can check out media coverage of Albany's public schools in past years at the following links:

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