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$2.1B over next two years doesn’t adequately fund education, according to local officials

The State of the State address, for the second year in a row, was combined with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal announcement on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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EDUCATION: Separate college from the economy

Higher education is a stressful process that is on the minds of high school seniors everywhere, including myself.

Spaceman visits Bethlehem students

Students walked into their technology class to a surprise when they were greeted by astronaut Marcos Pontes.

Coding lessons for the youngest learners

In an increasingly computer-driven world, fewer schools than ten years are teaching kids computer science. At the same tme, there will be one million more computing jobs than students projected over the next decade.

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Search for new Bethlehem Central superintendent continues on

The search for Bethlehem Central School District’s next superintendent has begun — and your input is requested.

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North Colonie Central School District considers options to accommodate projected growth in student population

During the next few years, the student population in North Colonie Central School District is projected by the school board to grow considerably faster than previous years—and board members are concerned that classrooms are already at or near capacity.

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Bethlehem student confronts drug epidemic

In the aftermath of a shocking drug arrest on campus, the latest effort to combat substance abuse comes from one of Bethlehem Central’s own students.

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Bethlehem Central School District looks into purchasing solar panels

The school district could soon be running about 80 percent of its energy using solar panels. But, as New York tax credit benefits for installing solar panels end at the start of 2016, the district will have to move quickly.

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Albany County recognizes Colonie High’s iCARE program for its anti-bullying efforts

Today’s young students often fall victim to bullying that has taken on a new form with the rapidly changing technology, and county officials continued to try to combat it.

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Local festival emphasizes locally grown foods and sustainable growth

Free salads, a week long produce drive and the chance to win a gift certificate to the farmer’s market. Making healthy eating fun is this week’s Farm to You Fest, held across all Bethlehem Central Schools.

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Area teen takes on topic of transporting oil on local rails

The topic of oil trains is almost as messy as the oil they carry. Now, 19-year-old college sophomore Alana Fiero is publicly calling out government officials to “stop dragging their feet” and do something about the issue.

Side effect of area school program: it helps one student cope with ADHD

More than one in ten children have ADHD, according to the Center of Disease Control (CDC).

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Shaker sophomore began fundraiser to gift books to students

Shaker High School sophomore Caroline Kremer has not spent her summer vacation lightly, but with a mission to get her fellow students cracking—specifically book spines.

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GEA restoration means smaller class sizes and more time with students

After cutting 36 teaching positions during the height of the economic crisis, the Bethlehem Central School District is now finally able to regain some of the teaching staff levels it once held.

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Bethlehem and Voorheesville named to Newsweek’s best high schools list

Both Bethlehem Central and Voorheesville high schools have officially been named two of the best high schools around.