HASSO HERING

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A plan to close Central Elementary School

Written September 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A surprising development popped up during Monday’s meeting of the Albany School Board: There’s a plan to close Central School as an elementary school and use it for other district programs.


An empty school, sad to see

Written April 12th, 2013 by

In a world full of sadness, an empty schoolhouse may not be the saddest thing you ever see, but it’s still pretty sad. This lament is prompted by the sight of Fir Grove Elementary School in North Albany, vacant since 2011, when the school board was forced to close it as part of a range […]


Charter school: Worth the risk

Written November 29th, 2012 by

Ideally, school boards ought to jump at the chance of sponsoring charter schools. But as expected, the Albany School Board turned down a request to allow one. Why is that? As the Albany Democrat-Herald’s Jennifer Moody reported on Tuesday (Nov. 27), members of the Albany board felt that the proposed school would offer pay levels […]


 
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