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Wanna be a school board member? Train, Work, Learn

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Wanna be a school board member? Train, Work, Learn

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BY KESHIA CLUKEY

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Almost a year after her election, first-time Clinton school board member Amy Franz has learned a lot.

Franz described keep...

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Westmoreland boy lives dream despite disability

Posted by keshiaclukey on May 9, 2013 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Westmoreland boy lives dream despite disability

6-year-old honorary firefighter for day

BY KESHIA CLUKEY

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UTICA - Teagan O'Grady rang the fire engine bell over and over again with a smile from ear to ear.

His dream: to be a firefighter when he grows up.

"I rang the bell a lot of times," said the 6-year-old Westmoreland boy.

On Thursday, Teagan was a Utica Fire ...

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Women find a voice, struggle with keeping culture

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Women find a voice, struggle with keeping culture

BY KESHIA CLUKEY

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UTICA - Lul Mohamed has six kids with a seventh on the way.

"Children are a gift from God, you can't stop having them," said the 34-year-old.

Mohamed is Somali Bantu. She moved to Utica in 2004 after living in a refugee camp in Kenya.

Already knowing English when she came here, she and now works as an interpreter for the ...

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Lost in translation

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Lost in translation

Somali Bantu learn to bridge gap between youth, elders

Who We Are

BY KESHIA CLUKEY

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UTICA - Rahma Jibril speaks English as well as any American teenager, but she also speaks Maay-Maay and Arabic.

The 18-year-old Somali Bantu refugee wears a traditional Muslim hajib but wants to postpone having children so she can attend college.

Jibril is straddlin...

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What's next for students?

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What's next for students?

Choices: Notre Dame or public school

BY KESHIA CLUKEY

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ROME - With a little more than a month until the end of the school year, Amy Costello doesn't know where her son will attend school in September.

Cody, 15, would have stayed at Rome Catholic Junior-Senior High School for 11th grade, but after Wednesday's announcement of its closure, th...

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Charter school chooses inaugural students

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Charter school chooses inaugural students

Feelings mixed on lottery day as 337 vie for 176 spots

 BY KESHIA CLUKEY

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UTICA - Jasmin Sabanovic stared anxiously at the screen hanging in the Holy Trinity Church gymnasium Tuesday afternoon.

"I feel a little bit shaky," said the Utica parent.

First, his daughter Melisa's name came up - then his son, Halid.

Both of his chil...

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Getting tough on bullying

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Getting tough on bullying

Schools, parents, students taking bigger steps to stop harassment

BY KESHIA CLUKEY

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egs covered with bruises, glasses broken, homework ripped up.

This is how fifth-grader Lily Boxall spent most of her school year at Hugh R. Jones Elementary School.

"I knew people were going to bully me every day. I would be scared even just to get on the bus...

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Pencils down! Students run out of time on tests

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Pencils down! Students run out of time on tests

Rigorous state testing started last week

BY KESHIA CLUKEY

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Whitesboro fourth-grader Kyle Dillon always finishes his tests early.

But last week, the 10-year-old wasn't the first or the second in his class to complete the state English Language Arts test. He never finished the last question before time ran out.

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State database to track student information

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State database to track student information

BY KESHIA CLUKEY

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Family income. Test results. Race.

This fall, such student characteristics will be collected from districts statewide in the state Education Department's Education Data Portal.

The portal will be available to sixth- through 12th-grade students, parents, educato...

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Efforts seek to keep more young professionals in the Mohawk Valley

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'They're our future' Efforts seek to keep more young professionals in the Mohawk Valley

BY KESHIA CLUKEY

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Elizabeth Reardon wasn't planning on coming back to the Mohawk Valley.

The Clinton native went to Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania and was debating staying there.

"I had job offers there," said Reardon, 32. "My parents kept saying, 'No, you need to move back to the area.'"

Then her m...

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