Albany

Shelly The Survivor

Political skills, not iron fist, seen keeping speaker in power after scandal.

05/22/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

Tuesday seemed like any other day for Sheldon Silver as he went about his business in Albany, announcing the Assembly’s passage of the DREAM Act, to increase access to college financial aid for immigrant students.

Silver: A political mastermind who keeps his conference members happy.

Albany Teacher Who Gave 'Jews Are Evil' Assignment Suspended

04/14/2013

The New York teacher who assigned her students to write a persuasive essay on why Jews are evil was placed on leave and will be disciplined.

The teacher, who has not been named, was placed on leave Friday from her job at Albany High School and could face a reprimand or firing, according to the Albany Times Union.

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