Education

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Rosendale 4th graders attended the reception for student artists in the 8th annual Empire State Plaza Art Exhibition and posed with keynote speaker Jillian Hirsch

Students’ art on display

By Kristin Schultz Daily Gazette NISKAYUNA — More than 80 Niskayuna Central Schools students were selected to have their art displayed on the South Concourse of the Empire State Plaza for the eighth annual K-8 Empire State Plaza Art Collection…


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Juie Deo talks to students at Rosendale Elementary School about the annual Indian pilgrimage to Pandharpur.

It’s a small world

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA – It may have been the area’s only Lunch and Learn that included juice boxes and fruit cups, but for two-and-a-half  hours on March 7, Rosendale Elementary School students filed in and out of…


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Niskayuna CSD, Chinese school near partnership deal

BY ZACHARY MATSON Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna school officials are closing in on a formal partnership with a private Montessori school in China to share curriculum and establish an exchange program for students and teachers. Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra Jr….


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Rosendale Elementary School drama club members rehearse for their sold-out Feb. 10 performance of The Reluctant Dragon.

‘Dragon’ kills ’em at Rosendale

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Rosendale Elementary School Drama Club raised the curtain on its inaugural performance when more than 30 students, a principal and four teachers took the stage Feb. 10 in a production of “The Reluctant…





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Schenectady teachers complain of unruly students

By Zachary Matson Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY- Chris Ognibene, a Schenectady High School social studies teacher, has had to resort to something this year he never thought he would have to in his 16 years teaching at the school: locking his…