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In 1915, another school was built in Albany called Public School 14 (Albany Schools). It was a middle school designed by Walter Hunter Van Guysling, who enjoyed “a fanciful style” of architecture (Higgins, 54). He designed numerous homes and…

The Albany Academy is still around today. It was established in 1813 to follow Benjamin Franklin’s dream of establishing a school for young men. Many in Albany, NY saw so many schools, over 300, being established in New York State and they yearned…

In May of 1885, the “Experimental School” was opened as a school for students of the State Normal College to practice teaching (University at Albany). It is noted that this may have been the first of its time. However, it is also noted on their…

In 1970, the Street Academy was founded by Sister Maryellen Harmon for grades nine through twelve (Street Academy; Albany Schools.org). This school went through numerous changes before being closed down in the 2009/10 school year (Albany…

The St. Agnes School was founded in 1870 by the first Bishop of Alban, William C. Doane, who lived at 29 Elk St, right down the road. It was later opened in 1872 as a school for Catholic women (Waite, Bender, 78). This Episcopal school was both a…

May 7, 1844, the State Normal School was created in Albany, NY as the first State School in New York. Its purpose was to train teachers to work at the Common Schools in New York. The first principal was David Page, who worked heavily in the structure…

Next, we proceed to the State Capitol where protests were happening against the Iraq war (in 2005). According to the History Channel, President George W. Bush declared war in March of 2003 to stop the threat against the United States. The main…

After, the tour travels a few blocks to the Times Union Center. On June 8, 2013, parents, teachers, and students gathered in favor of NYSUT at a protest called “One Voice United.” They protested common core testing and data-collection in…

Following, we follow an advertisement, from 1921, urging people to get riot coverage. The question still remains, why? Many things were going on in the United States during this time which could have caused aggravation. First off, there was lots…

My second source brings us to Washington Park. Also during the 1950’s (1957 to be specific), a free concert was held; however, the teenaged girls at the concert did not care for the music because it was too slow. They protested by throwing rocks…

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