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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 2018-19 and in past years.

 

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April

  • Times Union coverage of Albany International Center's unique collaboration to make podcast history.

March

  • Check out WTEN/Ch. 10 coverage of Living Literature Day at Delaware Community School on March 22.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 highlighted the excellent work Eagle Point Elementary School students are doing to help children around the world - and themselves - be healthy.

  • Take a look at this Times Union Women@Work feature highlighting Adams and her mission of going “All in for Albany.” Women@Work focuses on the perspectives of women in leadership positions throughout the Capital Region, and Adams appears on the cover of the print version of the publication’s March/April edition.

February

  • Check out this feature from the Feb. 23 Times Union about 1959 Albany High School graduate Adolphus C. Hailstork III. Dr. Hailstork is returning to Albany for a recital of his music Saturday afternoon at the Cathedral of All Saints, 62 S. Swan St. He is a professor of music and eminent scholar at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. He was a 2010 inductee into the City School District of Albany Hall of Fame.

  • Check out this Feb. 22 story about the Albany High School girls' basketball team's outstanding season (so far!) in the Times Union Pine Hills blog.

  • The Times Union reported Feb. 16 about Delaware Community Schools teacher Zeo Tavarez-Polanco's planned trip to Texas to join a nationwide "teach-in" to protest the president's postions on undocumented immigrants.

  • WNYT/Ch. 13 featured the Albany High School robotics team Feb. 15 as the students prepared to defend their title in the annual FIRST Robotics competition at RPI in March.

  • Deputy Superintendent for Business and Finance William F. Hogan talked with the Times Union on Feb. 13 regarding the early prognosis for the City School District of Albany's budget-development process for the 2019-20 school year.

  • Spectrum News/Ch. 9 included Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) music teacher Kim Reynolds in a Feb. 11 story about a local woman who collects musical instruments to donate to area schools through the Albany Symphony Orchestra. A majority of the donated instruments benefit students in the City School District of Albany.

  • Several local media outlets were on hand at William S. Hackett Middle School on Feb. 1 when sisters Jessica and Erica Gonzalez surprised their children at school upon returning from active military duty in the Middle East.

January

  • Director of Communications and Operations Ron Lesko talked with WRGB/Ch. 6 on Jan. 31 regarding the CIty School District of Albany's process for making decisions about weather-related school closures or delays.

  • Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams talked with the Times Union on Jan. 30 about Albany High School's increasing graduation rate. Albany High's graduation rate has increased from 50 percent for the Class of 2010 to 68 percent for the Class of 2019.

  • Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams talked with the Times Union and WNYT/Ch. 13 (video not available online) Jan. 17 regarding the updated accountability status of City School District of Albany schools. The State Education Department identified nine district schools in Good Standing, compared to four a year ago.

  • WTEN/News 10 and the Times Union covered the second Albany High School blood drive of the school year on Jan. 10. Click on the highlighted text to check it out.

  • Check out this Jan. 2 Times Union story about the first half of the Section 2 girls' basketball season, featuring Albany High School coach Decky Lawson and junior Ahniysha Jackson. The Lady Falcons (10-0) lead the Suburban Council and are ranked No. 9 in the state among Class AA schools.

December

  • Check out this Dec. 24 Times Union interview with Albany High School senior Jenna Citone, a key member of the school's unbeaten girls' basketball team.

  • Check out this Dec. 21 Times Union story about the unbeaten Albany High School girls' basketball team's win at Saratoga Springs the previous night.

  • Check out this Dec. 18 Times Union story about the City School District of Albany's efforts to reduce transportation-eligibility zones for elementary students.

  • Check out this Dec. 14 CBS6Albany story about the City School District of Albany's response to a security incident at Albany High School the previous day.

  • Check ou tthis Dec. 13 Spectrum News/Ch. 9 story bout the City School District of Albany's response to a security incident at Albany High School.

  • Check out this Dec. 8 Times Union story about the Albany High School girls' basketball team's win at Averill Park the previous night.

November

  • On Nov. 26, WRGB/Ch. 6 featured a story about Schuyler Achievement Academy being one of four City School District of Albany elementary schools to receive new winter coats in the 2018 "Cash for Coats" fundraising drive.

  • The University at Albany recently highlighted a unique partnership it has with students at Arbor Hill Elementary School. Check out the article here.

 October

  • A Times Union blog about Pine Hills reported on Oct. 26 about the City of Albany's Cash for Coats drive that raises money for coats for City School District of Albany children.

  • During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, both WNYT/Ch. 13 and WRGB/Ch. 6 visited Abrookin Career and Technical Center's cosmetology classroom to highlight the amazing and generous work Albany High School students are doing to support women who are undergoing cancer treatment.

September

  • Check out this WNYT/Ch. 13 story about the "clap-in" that started the day at Albany School of Humanities (ASH) on Sept. 28. All City School District of Albany schools planned "clap-ins" early in the school year to let their students know they are supported each and every day.

  • The Times Union included positive steps the City School District of Albany is taking to improve student attendance in a Sept. 19 story about a statewide report New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNaploi issued on absenteeism.

  • Spectrum News/Ch. 9 and WNYT/Ch. 13 reported on the "Dads Take Your Child to School Day" activities at North Albany Academy on Sept. 18. All of the City School District of Albany's elementary and middle schools honored the important role men play in students' education as the district celebrated its 10th anniversary of participation in the national event.

  • Check out the Sept. 18 Times Union coverage of the Albany High School boys' soccer team's 1-0 win at home against perennial Suburban Conference power Shenendehowa the previous night. After the win, the Falcons were 5-1 and ranked No. 17 among the state's Class AA schools.

  • Check out this Sept. 15 Times Union letter to the editor commending the Albany High School staff for creating a supportive atmosphere for students and a positive start to the school year.

August

  • The Times Union featured Albany High School's Online Success Program and Apex Learning credit-recovery program in an Aug. 15 article. 

  • The Aug. 2 Times Union included a brief story and photo that included Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams' participation in the Heart of Love 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament held at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School on July 28.

  • The Aug. 2 Times Union included photos from the City School District of Albany's seventh annual Summer Celebration and Safety Day, held July 21 at Krank Park (photos not available online).

July

  • WTEN/Ch. 10 covered a July 6 celebration of the Summer Food Service Program in the City School District of Albany, with former New York Jets fullback Tony Robinson as a special guest.

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

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