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5 Capital Region High Schools Among Top 500 in US

I like to pride myself on the fact that I'm from the Capital Region.

We are lucky to have such an amazing community to grow up in and be a part of. I feel even more privileged to be a part of an area that has such high standards for ourselves, which shows in the quality of our businesses as well as our school systems. 

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Mental Health Classes Coming to a NY School Near You

When I was graduating from high school I was overwhelmed and completely unsure of what was coming next. None of what I had learned over the course of my four years could have prepared me. But, now it looks like that'll change for high school students in New York.

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College Week Is Back: Will Sean And Bethany Be Visiting Your School Next Week?

Bethany and I are so excited, college week is back on WGNA. Last year we had so much fun broadcasting the show live at local colleges and universities and now we are back on the road and bringing fun and prizes to local higher educational facilities. If we are coming to your school make sure you get up and out early and come see us!

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$15M to Make It Safer for Pedestrians in Cohoes

A press conference was held Tuesday afternoon to discuss the upcoming changes in safety for pedestrians crossways at the Cohoes portion of 787.

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The Local Parents Of A 12 Year Old Bullying Victim Are Suing The School – My Thoughts On The Subject

If you went to work today and someone berated you with racial epitaphs or homophobic slurs you could go to Human Resources and have them fired and probably have a solid lawsuit on your hands...

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My Letter To My Teacher – Happy National Teacher’s Day

There seems to be a teacher in everyone's life who really left a lasting impression them. If you ask them who the best teacher they ever had was they get excited, tell you their name and talk about how they really sparked a love for learning in them...

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A New Way To Keep Antsy Kids Seated In Class – Desk Cycles

I've been on vacation for so long, I almost forgot how to do this.  But Im looking forward to getting aback to the routine- including getting back my school program...

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The Million Student March Against College Loan Debt

I guess this was a big deal, but I didn't even hear about it until yesterday, to be honest.  There was a huge protest amongst college students complaining about student debt. Here's what happened. 

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Richie Celebrates 20 Years Of Reading, Writing and Rhyming

Yes, it's true. I did a little digging and found out that this little side project started in 1995, so -I did the math and it hit me. WOW it's been 2 decades writing ditties with kiddies. 

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Teachers: Sign Up For The Reading, Writing and Rhyming Tour For Fall!

I'm starting early, I know, but I'd like to get my calendar in order as soon as possible.  Here's your chance to get a FREE visit and have your kids create a song that's played on a huge radio station.  Guess which one? 

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Watervliet Elementary Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week [VIDEO]

This was my return trip to Watervliet Elementary School.  This time it was to celebrate a day for ALL teachers.  It's Teacher Appreciation Week! 

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New SCCC Theme from Richie [VIDEO]

What a great school SCCC is.  Amazing amount of college majors available. Faculty? Very nice. But they were definitely missing something-a theme song.  (Are you starting to see a trend here during College Week?)

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