Latest Albany High School Stories

2008-10-09 21:00:31

By Shelly Meron Despite an emotional roller-coaster last spring, a representative of Albany teachers told the school board this week they no longer felt it was necessary for the district to revise its inter-district transfer policy and guarantee teachers' children spots at Albany schools. Last year, district officials predicted higher-than-normal enrollment for the 2008-09 school year, in part because new housing units at UC Village opened this fall. It was feared that there would be no...

2008-10-09 21:00:31

By Shelly Meron It's tough to find anyone in Albany who is happy to see current Albany School Board president Charlie Blanchard leaving his post. But after more than four years on the school board, Blanchard announced this past summer that he would not be running again, now that both of his children have graduated from the Albany school system. "It's time to make room for new people with some fresh ideas. I think it's appropriate for people who have kids in the school to serve on the...

2008-10-04 21:00:09

By Chris Treadway Auto body repair may not be on the radar of high school students looking ahead to their careers, even though experienced technicians can earn well over $50,000 per year plus benefits. Careers with Cars is a free event Saturday at Contra Costa College in San Pablo that will show high school students the opportunities available and the skills needed for automotive collision repair. Students will be able see and take a turn at procedures such as welding and painting in a...

2007-01-18 09:00:51

By Paul Grondahl, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jan. 18--ALBANY -- "Ni hao," Albany High School Chinese teacher Robert Smeallie said in Mandarin as he greeted each student who entered his classroom. "Ni hao (knee-how)," they answered. Hello. And they kept coming one recent Wednesday morning, 26 students in all. In this Regents class, nearly every desk was filled in the colorful ground-floor room. It's decorated with Chinese flags, Chinese brush paintings, a large poster of Mao Zedong,...

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