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The Albany City School District is working to absorb massive layoffs blamed on the pandemic.

The collaborative was formed as a result of Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order directing municipalities to formulate plans for police reform by April 1st, 2021, or risk losing state funding.
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The Albany Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative continues to meet as it works to develop a plan to modernize policing in the city.

With a 20 percent reduction in state aid for this school year looming, staffers let go Friday included 51 teachers.
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More than 200 Albany City School District staffers have lost their jobs due to anticipated school aid reductions.

With a 20 percent reduction in state aid for this school year looming, staffers let go Friday included 51 teachers.
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The Albany City School District Board of Education held a hybrid meeting Tuesday night to plan for the most challenging school year to date.

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The Albany City School District, like many other districts in New York, is facing mass layoffs because of a 20 percent reduction in state aid brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan at Pine Hills Elementary School
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An Albany non-profit is recruiting volunteers, partnering with 15 other local organizations to help connect students and families to needed services.

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As school officials scramble to shore up reopening plans, parents across the Northeast are wondering if they'll be sending their children back to school or be keeping them home come September.

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The Albany City School District Board of Education is launching a committee to change the name of Philip J. Schuyler Academy, in light of renewed focus on the major general’s ownership of slaves in the late 1700s.

This year, by executive order, schools across the state are doing a "mail-in" budget.
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Recovering from the societal impact of the pandemic, educators are considering various scenarios for the September opening of the school year.

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New York's school board and budget votes are fast approaching — by mail, because of the pandemic. The Albany City School District joins other districts in making accomodations.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan kicked off a campaign Thursday to highlight the importance of the upcoming 2020 census.
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Hoping to thwart an expected undercount of the city, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan kicked off a campaign Thursday to highlight the importance of the upcoming 2020 census.

Members of the City of Albany’s Census Complete Count Committee joined together at City Hall to highlight the importance of Albany residents’ participation in the 2020 Census.
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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is calling on residents to make sure they're counted when the next U.S. Census comes around.  The City’s Census Complete Count Committee is stressing the importance of Albany residents’ participation in the 2020 tally.

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Violence has shut down one of the Capital Region's largest schools.

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A new poll finds that New Yorkers do not think Confederate statues and memorials should be taken down. And they believe the country is headed in the wrong direction under President Donald Trump.