Board of Regents extends special education safety net

June 20, 2016—Certain students with disabilities will be allowed to graduate without passing all required Regents exams. During its June 2016 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents approved an emergency action that will allow certain students with disabilities to graduate with a Local Diploma after their school superintendents review their coursework and certify the students have met minimum requirements. read the full story>>

Laura Tarlo appointed assistant principal of Cohoes High School

June 2, 2016—At its meeting on June 1, the Cohoes City School District Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Laura Tarlo as the new assistant principal of Cohoes High School. Tarlo comes to Cohoes from Shenendehowa Central School District, where she has served over a decade, 11 years as a business teacher and the one year as a class assistant principal at the high school. read the full story>>

16 first-year teachers focus on Teach Like a Champion classroom management techniques

May 25, 2016—Throughout the 2015-16 school year, all first-year teachers across the district met regularly to read, discuss and share practices from Doug Lemov’s Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that put Kids on a Path to College. The professional development sessions, led by Assistant Superintendent Peggy O’Shea, focused on the classroom management techniques from the book [...] read the full story>>

Cohoes City School District tests water for lead, copper; No issues with contamination

May 24, 2016—The Cohoes City School District recently tested water samples from six locations within each of its five school buildings for lead and copper contamination. Samples were collected from the kitchen faucets and water fountains on each level of every school building to ensure all water used for cooking and meal preparation, as well as all drinking water, was free of contaminants. read the full story>>