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Trish Marki holds a red tail hawk during one of two Silent Wings Birds of Prey shows at Glencliff Elementary School.

Science excites at annual Glencliff event

BY VANESSA LANGDON For Your Niskayuna REXFORD — Goo, raptors, electricity and more were on hand Jan. 22 at Glencliff Elementary School for the annual family science night. The Parent Teacher Organization-sponsored event brought students and their families together for…


Niskayuna Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra Jr. says the mistake gives district officials an opportunity to 'tighten up' their data-reporting procedures. (Marc Schutlz/Gazette Photographer)

Niskayuna graduation rate really 94%

BY ZACHARY MATSON Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — A data-reporting error created the appearance of a five-point dip in the Niskayuna School District’s graduation rate released earlier this month, when actually the rate dropped just one percentage point. The numbers originally…





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Proposed Niskayuna 2015-16 school budget released

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Interim Superintendent John Yagielski on Tuesday night presented a proposed 2015-16 budget that totals $78.1 million, a 1 percent increase over this year’s $77.3 million. It contains no property tax levy increase. The…