On January 28, 1986, teacher Christa McAuliffe was on board the space shuttle Challenger.
She was headed into space, where she would teach lessons to school children around the world.
73-seconds into the mission, Challenger exploded. Today, 31 years later, Christa and her fellow astronauts
are touching the lives of students through the Challenger Learning Center in Schenectady, New York.
How many hours of training do you think are needed to become a cosmetologist in New York State? Would you believe 1,000? This is why a group of high school students trade summer break for styling hair, giving manicures and providing skin care through a program at Capital Region BOCES.
If you didn’t tune into NYSSBA News this summer, you can catch up in one viewing. Learn how Ford Auto Dealers are powering students’ careers, see how students engineered a solar car and finished 3rd in a national competition and hear elementary students perform a song they wrote in honor of Harriet Tubman.