Race to the Top

NY's Race to the Top Application

New York State's application for Race to the Top funds was submitted to the U.S. Department of Education on January 19.

photo of the Tappan Zee bridge under construction

1955 Documentary: Tappan Zee Bridge

View a 1955 documentary describing the construction and opening of the Tappan Zee Bridge on the New York State Thruway, 1955. (New York State Archives collections)

Help Wanted Series

New "Help Wanted" Series on WMHT & WCNY

Public Television stations WMHT-Albany and WCNY-Syracuse shed light on the current economic crisis in New York State with the new series "Help Wanted," which premiered January 6.

Dead Reckoning:Champlain in America

PBS Documentary: Dead Reckoning

Mountain Lake PBS (Plattsburgh) Presents Dead Reckoning~Champlain in America. In consultation with Canadian and American scholars, Mountain Lake PBS created educational content that meets curriculum and K-12 pedagogical needs. The Albany premiere was held at the New York State Museum Huxley Theater.

geothermal plant

Finding Geothermal Resources

The State Museum's New York State Geological Survey (NYSGS) has received a $280,000 federal grant to collect data that will help scientists to better understand the potential for geothermal resources in New York State.