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>>

Top students in the Class of 2016 announced

May 18, 2016—The three seniors who’ve earned top academic honors as members of the graduating class of 2016 are valedictorian Holly Monson, salutatorian Javier Rodriguez and honorable mention Mackenzie Smith. Learn more about them and their future plans below.“We are incredibly proud of Holly, Javier and Mackenzie,” said Co-principal Bryan Wood [...] read the full story>>

Cohoes voters approve $41.4 million school budget; elect four to Board of Education

May 17, 2016—Cohoes City School District residents approved a $41.4 million budget for the 2016-17 school year by a vote of 353 in favor to 117 opposed. The budget includes a spending increase of 2.82 percent over the current 2015-16 fiscal year and carries a 0 percent tax levy increase. This means the district will collect the same amount of taxes ($14,710,755) as last year.  read the full story>>