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School district to get philanthropic award

NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Central School District will receive the Philanthropic Leadership Award at the Schenectady JCC’s fourth annual Robert J. Ludwig Community Service Awards Gala on Nov. 15. The district was chosen for the honor because of its work…

Abby Weber, teaches her kindergarten class at Glencliff Elementary, mathematics through subitizing on Monday. Photo by Stacey Lauren-Kennedy/Gazette Photographer

Common Core at Niskayuna a promising work in progress

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Changing anything about children’s education can be enormously political, as well as deeply personal, with implications for the futures of parents, teachers, students and school administrators. Schools in New York state adopted the…

A student hangs a piece of bark on the fourth-grade longhouse. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

Longhouse project builds enthusiasm

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — On Oct. 15, the first day of an annual lesson that has become a rite of passage at Rosendale Elementary School, all three fourth-grade teachers and their students dressed for a day of…